Jayalalitha issues first statement from hosp, thanks people for her speedy recovery


Chennai: In her first reaction after being hospitalized for lung infections Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha on Saturday thanked the people of the state for keeping faith in her and prayers for her recovery.

“I have taken rebirth because of people’s prayers” she said through a statement issued by her party AIDMK from the hospital.

The CM is waiting to fully recover and resume work and has encouraged her party workers to go for a win in the by-polls to four assembly constituencies in the state.

The doctor said the CM’s lung infection is fully under control and she can leave the hospital whenever she feels fit to go. “The hospital has no fixed date to discharge the CM. her discharge depends upon her,” Apollo Hospitals Chairman Prathap Reddy said.

Notably, the 68 year old leader has been under respiratory support since September 22 after doctors said she was suffering from lung infection. Her party meanwhile had been saying she was treated for fever and dehydration. A London based specialist and three doctors from AIIMS along with other Apollo Hospital doctors have been treating her.

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