Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Still In Critical Condition

The Logical Indian

December 5th, 2016 / 5:50 PM

Image Source: zeenews

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s condition remains critical, as per the press release of Apollo Hospital in Chennai. She was taken to the ICU after a cardiac arrest on 4 Dec 2016.



AIADMK workers and other supporters started protests outside the hospital. Police have been trying to contain the situation.

Jayalalithaa was admitted in September this year for infection and acute dehydration at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Her condition was precarious and she was attended to by specialists from AIIMS, Delhi and Dr Richard Beale, an Intensive Care Specialist from St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. Though she was declared as fit to go home on 4 Dec, she was readmitted within a few hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest. 

Many media outlets reported that she passed away around 5.30 pm IST on 5 December 2016. But the hospital has denied this.

Her condition is still grave as per Dr Beale’s statement. It is believed that her prolonged diabetes and pulmonary infection are also adding to the complications for her recovery.



Jayalalithaa was born on 24 February 1948. She started her career as an actor in South Indian cinemas with over 140 movies in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. She started her political career in 1982 with AIADMK, founded by actor-turned-politician M G Ramachandran. She first held the office as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1991. Her second term was in 2001, and the third term as the CM in 2011. In 2014, she was convicted in the disproportionate assets she amassed during her first term as the CM and sentenced to four years prison. But in May 2015, a special bench of the Karnataka High Court acquitted her and all others involved in the case. She was re-elected as the Chief Minister in May 2016.


We request everyone to please wait for official confirmation and not spread rumours. We will keep updating this page as and when more information becomes available.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Karunanidhi

Five-Time Chief Minister Of Tamil Nadu, Know About DMK Supremo M. Karunanidhi

Mumbai Bridge Collapse: 5 Injured, 2 Critical; Local-Train Driver Saves Many Lives

Tamil Nadu Farmers Protest

Tamil Nadu Farmers Call Off Protest Till May 25 After Chief Minister’s Promise

Jayalalitha Disproportionate Asset Case

Jayalalithaa’s Disproportionate Asset Case: All You Need To Know

Raid Chief Secretary's House Tamil Nadu

I-T Dept Conducts Raids On Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary’s House, Finds Rs 30 Lakh In New Notes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Passed Away

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

UP: Over 70 Children Die In A Span Of Two Months In A Govt Hospital

My Social Responsibility

Poverty Didn’t Let Him Study, Now He Provides Free Schooling To Children Of Widows, Prisoners & Ailing Parents

News

“BJP Govt Was A Silent Spectator During Gujarat Riots,” Says Assam Text Book; FIR Against Authors & The Publisher

Exclusive

“Don’t Need To Dissociate Myself From My Religion To Be A Gay,” One Of India’s First Gay Rights Activists

News

PM Modi Launches Ayushman Bharat Yojna: Know All About It

News

Dr Kafeel Khan And His Brother Arrested In A Nine-Year-Old Alleged Bank Fraud Case

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.