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VK Sasikala to be discharged from hospital on Sunday


Bengaluru, Jan 30: VK Sasikala, late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's close aide, will be discharged from hospital on Sunday. She has been advised to quarantine herself at home for a week.

VK Sasikala

Sasikala Natarajan is asymptomatic. She is conscious and alert. Her vital parameters are stable and blood sugars under control. She is maintaining saturation without oxygen and is walking with support. She is being continuously monitored, said Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

"The team of doctors attending Sasikala have taken a decision that she is fit for discharge and she will be discharged tomorrow with advice of home quarantine," it added.

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Sasikala was set free on Wednesday by authorities after she completed four years imprisonment in a jail here in a case of disproportionate assets.

Being treated for COVID-19, the 66-year-old close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, had remained in the hospital.

Independent legislator Dhinakaran, Sasikala''s nephew and founder of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) had on Monday said a decision on the discharge of her aunt from the hospital would be taken after consulting the doctors.

Sasikala was sentenced to four years imprisonment in February 2017 in the Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case aloing with her sister-in-law J Ilavarasi and and Jayalalithaa''s foster son V N Sudhakaran.

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