An auto-driver Sugumar is offering free rides to patients from Apollo Hospital where Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment. Such acts of loyalty are not uncommon in the state which has temples built by its supporters in the name of its popular actors and politicians.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.
On Friday, the Apollo Hospital had said that the 68-year- old AIADMK leader’s health condition “continues to improve” but requires a longer stay at the hospital.
Chennai: An auto-driver Sugumar offers free ride to patients from Apollo Hospital where Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment pic.twitter.com/7q92An9pIQ
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“The consensus of opinions of all the experts is that the line of treatment given to the Chief Minister should be continued as she will require a longer stay at the hospital,” a release from the hospital had said.
The Apollo hospital had said that the treatment regimen for Jayalalithaa included continued respiratory support, nebulisation, drugs to decongest the lungs, antibiotics, nutrition, general nursing care and supporting therapy.