Jayalalithaa can converse with help of speaking aid- Apollo

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Founder Chairman of Apollo hospital Pratap Reddy on Friday said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was shifted out of ICU since there were no health complications.

"Jayalalithaa is recuperating normally and is now speaking for a few minutes using a speaking aid", Dr Reddy said. He also added that the TN CM was breathing on her own most of the time and undergoing physiotherapy specific to each organ.


Speaking to media personnel during an event in Chennai, Dr Reddy said that the speaking aid is only temporary and the hospital doesn't have to train her in using it. Reiterating AIADMK's statement of Jayalalithaa being able to breath without support Dr Reddy said. "She is breathing 90% of the time. After the sixth or seventh week, we found that every single organ of hers was functioning reasonably well. She is now getting whole body physiotherapy -- both static and active".

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J Jayalalithaa has been in Apollo hospital since September 22 after she was admitted for fever. She was later put on respiratory support and treated with antibiotics for infection and lung congestion. Recently the TN CM was shifted to a special ward from the ICU.

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