Jayalalithaa being treated for infection, advised more hospital stay

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is responding well to the treatment given to her and has been advised a few more days’ stay in hospital, said Apollo Hospitals on Sunday.

In a statement issued here, Apollo Hospitals said the current treatment plan, including appropriate antibiotics and other allied clinical measures, are presently being continued to treat infection the 68-year-old leader is suffering from.

The current treatment plan is based on the detailed discussions the expert group of doctors had with British doctor Richard Beale.

According to the statement, Beale is 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.