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Jayalalithaa continues on the course of recovery

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Chennai: The health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who has undergone treatment at Apollo Hospitals for nearly two weeks, continues to improve, the hospital said today. In a brief statement, the hospital said, “The same line of treatment is being continued.

The Honourable Chief Minister is under close observation by a team of doctors.”

According to Apollo Hospitals, Jayalalithaa has been advised further stay in the hospital. On Monday, the hospitals said that the treatment plan, including antibiotics, respiratory support and other clinical measures are being continued to treat the infection. The 68-year-old chief minister was admitted to Apollo for fever and dehydration on September 22.

After she recovered from fever, she was kept in hospital for observation. It said that the current treatment plan is based on the detailed discussions the expert group of doctors had with Dr Richard Beale, a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

As per the London hospital’s website, Beale is one of its critical care consultants and clinical director, perioperative, pain and critical care directorate. He is an experienced investigator in the fields of sepsis, ARDS, haemodynamics, critical care nutrition and ICU informatics.

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