TN Governor calls on Jayalalithaa, says she’s getting better

Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Acting Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday called on ailing Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa at the Apollo Hospital here, where she is admitted since September 22 for treatment.

After visiting the Chief Minister in her hospital room and asking after her health, Rao told the media that the AIADMK leader was getting better.

“She is progressing well and responding well to the treatment,” he said.

Apollo Chairman C. Prathap Reddy briefed the Governor on the treatment regimen of the Chief Minister.

Reddy said the AIADMK leader was under constant observation for all vital parameters.

The Governor was earlier received at the hospital around 11.30 a.m. by Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambi Durai, state Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohan Rao, CM’s adviser Sheela Balakrishnan and others. Health Principal Secretary J. Radhakrishnan was among the senior officials present on the occasion.

On Friday evening, the hospital issued a health bulletin on Jayalalithaa’s condition after nine days, saying she was getting better. However, she continues to be under treatment and observation, the hospital release had said.

“The Governor is happy to note that the Chief Minister is progressing well. The Chief Minister is interacting and responding remarkably to the treatment,” a Raj Bhavan statement later said.

–IANS

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