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Monday, December 5, 2016

Madame Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is no more. Seventy-four days after being admitted to hospital here, the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Monday. She did not respond to emergency life support treatment administered after she suffered a cardiac arrest a day earlier. She was 68.

Apollo has issued a statement at 17. 59 pm ISD that treatment continues. The AIDMK which half-masted the flag has rehoisted it. Only Sun TV available, I am not able to access Podia and Jaya TV. I hope people would govern themselves accordingly.
News circulates globally that she passes away. But, Apollo Hospitals came with a statement at 5 45 pm that treatment continues.
5.47pm ism
This is the statement of Prof.Beale.
16 hours:ISD December 5, 2016
Professor Richard Beale
Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine
London Bridge Hospital, Tooley Street, London SE1 2PR Secretary: Lorna West
Tel: +44 20 7234 2240
St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH PA: Alison Leverett Tel: +44 20 7188 3038 Email:
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Mobile Phone: +44 7802 903214

Press Statement on The Honourable Madam Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Professor Richard Beale
Date: 5th December, 2016
[Start] I was most saddened to hear yesterday (Sunday) that Madam Chief Minister suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. I have been keeping in close touch with her situation at Apollo, and had, like everyone else, been most encouraged by how well she had been doing. Unfortunately, and in spite of the progress she had made, her underlying health conditions inevitably meant that the risk of further problems always remained.
The situation is extremely grave, but I can confirm that everything possible is being done to give her the best chance of surviving this shocking event. She is being cared for by a highly expert multidisciplinary team, and is now on extra- corporal life support. This is the most advanced level of support available, and is the approach the best centres internationally would take in this situation. That this technology is available at Apollo in Chennai reflects the high degree of expertise of this Centre and, that at all times, Madam has received exceptional care from the Apollo and AIIMS Teams, which are the equal of any in the world.
My thoughts and prayers are with Madam, her Family, her carers, and the people of Tamil Nadu at this very difficult time. [Statement ends]
Professor Richard Beale FRCA, FFICM
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine and Consultant Intensivist King’s Health Partners

Asthma, Allergy, Respiratory Medicine, Critical Care, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Clinical Academic Group King’s Health Partners

Clinical Director
Perioperative, Critical Care and Pain Services
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Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London
Intensive Care Unit London Bridge Hospital London

Clinical Director
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