Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, continues to be very critical, Apollo Hospital admistration said on Monday.
A spokesperson from the hospital said that the CM is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and other life support systems. He said that Jayalalithaa's health is being closely monitored by a team of experts.
The ECMO, also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is an extracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life.
The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday evening, continues to be very critical. #GodblessAmma— Apollo Hospitals (@HospitalsApollo) December 5, 2016
She is on ECMO and other life support systems. The Honourable Chief Minister is being treated and closely monitored by a team of experts.— Apollo Hospitals (@HospitalsApollo) December 5, 2016
Jayalalithaa was readmitted to the critical care unit of Apollo Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.
Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao also visited the hospital and stayed there for about 10 minutes.
Jayalalithaa had spent the last three months at the same hospital due to a prolonged lung infection.
Thousands of supporters of the chief minister gathered outside to pray for her well being.
Here are the live updates:
# Our team of expert doctors continue to monitor & treat Honourable CM. However her condition remains critical: Apollo Hospital
# The best medical treatment has been given, we should not speculate anything; I wish she will come out of danger: Vaiko, MDMK Chief
# She detained me under POTA but apart from politics I treat her like sister. She will come out of crisis: MDMK chief Vaiko
# She is being cared for by a highly expert multidisciplinary team and is now on extra corporal life support: Dr.Richard Beale
# Situation extremely grave but can confirm everything possible being done to give her best chance of surviving: Dr Richard Beale
# Despite our best efforts, Jayalalithaa remains in a grave situation: Sangita Reddy, Exec Director Apollo Group
# Governor C Vidyasagar expected to reach Apollo Hospital in an hour
# Apollo Hospital spokesperson says CM Jayalalithaa remains very critical and is on ECMO and other life support systems, being closely observed
# Jayalalithaa out of danger, says Union health minister JP Nadda: IANS
# I have spoken to Tamil Nadu governor. There is no issue of law and order: Home minister Rajnath Singh
# We are in regular touch with Apollo Hospital and Tamil Nadu government, have sent a team of doctors from Delhi AIIMS to Chennai: Union health minister JP Nadda
# Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan and BJP MP La Ganesan visit Apollo Hospital to enquire about Jayalalithaa's health
Distressed to hear about CM Jayalalithaa suffering a cardiac arrest, my prayers for her speedy recovery #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) December 4, 2016
# Traffic police blocks roads leading to Apollo Hospital to prevent traffic congestion: ANI
# Karnataka State Road Transport Corp temporarily stops bus services to Tamil Nadu after incident of stone pelting on their bus near Tiruvannamalai
K'taka State Road Transport Corp temporarily stop bus services to Tamil Nadu aftr incident of stone pelting on their bus near Tiruvannamalai pic.twitter.com/XHsWNlC2kw— ANI (@ANI_news) December 5, 2016
# A large number of AIADMK cadres, including women stay put outside hospital which has been covered in a thick blanket of security
# Heavy police deployment outside Apollo Hospital. 9 units of Rapid Action Force put on high alert to deal with any eventuality
# CRPF teams put on high alert in Chennai in view of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa suffering cardiac arrest