Jayalalithaa did not want her photo released: Apollo Hospitals
CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa died on December 5, PIL filed by PA Joseph a volunteer of AIADMK party seeking appointment of three former judges of the Supreme Court to conduct a probe in this regard.
In its counter affidavit, the Apollo Hospitals chairman said: All information released by Apollo Hospitals pertaining to the treatment of the late chief minister was done as per her wishes. The late chief minister had expressed her desire that no photographs of hers be released, and that any information released about her medical treatment emphasize the positive aspects such as potential recovery and release from hospital," the hospital chairman Pratap C Reddy told the court on Thursday.
The state health and home department officials, on their part, said in their counter-affidavit, that Jayalalithaa was admitted in the hospital on the night of September 22, 2016 with complaints of fever and dehydration and underlying co-morbidities. It said the AIIMS team of doctors was deputed on the request of the government of Tamil Nadu 'for consultations on the treatment being administered by the team of doctors at Apollo Hospitals.'
Citing the press releases issued by the hospitals and the Raj Bhavan, it said Jayalalithaa responded well to the multi-disciplinary care in the critical care unit of the hospital. When she suffered a massive cardiac arrest in the evening of December 4, 2016, she was administered resuscitation and provided Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support within the hour. Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustain her revival, it said.
The case was then adjourned to March 13 for further hearing.