Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was shifted to a special room from the intensive critical care unit at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Saturday due to her cardiac arrest. Most of the schools in Tamilnadu have imposed leaves to their students for the same reason. Section 144 of IPC has been imposed in many parts of the Tamilnadu in order to maintain the peace and silence throughout the state.
There is a very less hope that she will survive as confirmed by our sources. The room, on the second floor (same as the critical care unit), is a personalized one which would have the facilities of an intensive care unit, including respiratory support, a senior doctor said.
On Sunday, Apollo Hospitals chairman Dr. Prathap C Reddy said she continued to be in the intensive critical care unit as doctors wanted to keep her infection-free in view of her very low resistance. She continued to be on respiratory support for a few minutes every day so that the lungs would not collapse, he said.
The bench of AIADMK MLA meet has been scheduled at 11 AM in order to decide the next chief minister of Tamilnadu if the current AIADMK chief health collapses.