Jayalalitha, the former film star and popular leader of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is passed away at 68 on Monday, December 5th 11.30 PM, after suffering from a cardiac arrest on Sunday night. she was admitted to Apollo Hospitals, Greame’s Road, Chennai, for infection and acute dehydration On 22 September, 2016.
A health bulletin released by the hospital on October 3 stated that she was being treated for an infection and “the treatment plan includes appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures”. Apollo Hospitals Chairman Dr C Prathap Reddy had recently said Jayalalitha was in good health and was speaking using a valve attached to the tracheostomy tube.Whole body physiotherapy was being done, he had said, adding that she was normally recuperating after being in bed for several weeks and would herself decide when to go home. On 4 December, the specialist doctors at AIIMS had declared her “fit” and ready to be shifted to her house in Poes Garden whenever she wishes, indicating that she was well, conscious and in the know-how of the events around her since her first signs of major improvement in November.
The next day, she was re-admitted to the CCU after she suffered cardiac arrest around 4.45. Apollo Hospitals Executive Director Sangita Reddy said that she was in a critical state and a grave situation. The hospital also released a press statement saying that the chief minister’s condition is very critical.