Cardiac surgery done on TN CM Jayalalithaa, condition remains critical
Chennai: The condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa remained 'critical' even as she had to undergo an emergency cardiac surgery early on Monday. She was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Apollo Hospital here following cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.
Several Cardiologists, Pulmonologist and Critical care specialists experts from New Delhi have already reached Chennai to assist Apollo Hospital staff while large crowd of her supporters has already gathered outside of the hospital. An emergency Cabinet meeting of TN government was convened in the hospital premises itself.
She had been in the hospital for last three months and was being treated for a prolonged lung infection. Soon after the news flashed in the media, supporters of Jayalalithaa flocked outside the Apollo hospital here prompting authorities to deploy large posse of police with paramilitary forces and rapid Action Force (RAF) already on alert.
The access control mechanism has been in place on all the roads roads leading to Apollo Hospital in Chennai while adjacent states were also monitoring the law and order situation in view of emotional reactions of the supporters and AIADMK cadre.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to enquire about the condition of the TN Chief Minister.
The twitter handle of Apollo hospital was constantly flashing tweets about her health. "She is on extra-corporeal membrane heart assist device and is being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists," the Hospital tweeted.
The doctors attending on her were doing their 'very best', the Hospital spokesman said.
Meanwhile, the President Pranab Mukerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior ministers have expressed concern over Jayalalithaa's condition and wished her speedy recovery. It , in fact, was the initiative of the Central government to send a team of experts from AIIMS and other hospital in order to provide best possible treatment.