Jayalalithaa's demise left a huge void in Indian politics: PM Modi

Updated: 06 Dec 2016 01:06 AM
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa died of cardiac arrest on Monday night, Apollo Hospital said in a statement.


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  • "The AIIMS team... they have come and are treating (Jayalalithaa). She is responding to it," a spokesperson from the ruling party said tonight without elaborating.

  • The senior leader's remarks came even as Apollo Hospital, where Jayalalithaa is admitted, said its specialists and those from AIIMS were constantly monitoring the 68-year-old chief minister very closely.

  • Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who has been camping in Tamil Nadu since this morning, has apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the latest health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

  • Apollo Hospitals said this evening that a team of its doctors and those from AIIMS was continuously monitoring the health of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and denied as "totally baseless and false" reports that she was no more.

  • The hospital statement said Jayalalithaa continued to be on life support. "The Apollo specialists and specialists from AIIMS are continually monitoring the CM very closely," it said.

  • The Centre had earlier in the day dispatched a team of specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to the Apollo Hospital where Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment after suffering cardiac arrest late yesterday.

The team of AIIMS doctors include pulmonologist Dr G C Khilnani, anaesthetist Dr Anjan Trikha, cardiac surgeon Dr Sachin Talwar and cardiologist Dr Rajiv Narang.