Chennai:Tamil Nadu government's late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's medical reports are handed over to the government on Monday by Apollo Hospitals and AIIMS which clearly suggests that she passed away on December 5, 2016 after a massive cardiac arrest. According to the reports released by the state government, Jayalalithaa suffed a massive cardiac arest on December 4 while an intensest was present at the ICU in Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
"The late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at 11:30 PM on December 5, 2016," the report said.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan told reporters in New Delhi after receiving the reports by AIIMS doctors that there "is no basis to the speculation which has been circulated in the media" on Jayalalithaa's treatment.
The Medical reports by the AIIMS doctors has been received "from the Government of India at ou request", he said. "It is a very self-explanatory report and we have not held back anything," Radhakrishnan added. Meanwhile, the press statement quoting he report said Jayalalithaa was administered resusciation and provided ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrance Oxygenation) support within an hour.
"Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustain her revival as per prescribed medical protocols," the statement said, quoting Radhakrishnan.
Radhakrishnan said a team of doctors, including experts from Apollo and AIIMS, assessed the situation.It was clinically conducted that there was no heart function and also no neurological improvement, denotingfutility of life support. The position was conveyed to senior ministers and politicial leader afetr the following all the procedures - including O Paneerselvam (former Chief Minister), Health Minister Vijayabhaskar, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, and AIADMK Genral Secratery V K Sasikala.
On the condition in which Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital, it said that at around 10 P, on September 22, 2016, Apollo Hospitals received a phone call from the residence of the then chief minister. When the ambulance reached there, they found her breathless with low oxygen saturation, resulting in drowsiness.
"She was immediately admitted to Apollo Hospital, Geam Road, Chennai. On evaluation, she was diagnosed to be suffering from infection an dehydration, accompanied by respiratory distress," Radhakrishanan said in statement.
Also, there were pre-existing co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension, asthmatic bronchitis and hypothyroidism, but clearly the "treatment report of Apollo Hospital, as well as that of AIIMS do not mention any evidence of trauma or any other event as alleged b certain political leaders," he said.