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Doctors were advised not to disclose Jayalalithaa's condition: Apollo founder Prathap Reddy

Reddy noted that Jayalalithaa came to the hospital in a critical condition and later showed progress.

Reported by: IANS, Chennai [ Published on: December 16, 2017 19:22 IST ]
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The doctors at Apollo Hospital were advised not to reveal the condition of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa was critical, said Apollo Hospitals Group founder and executive chairman Prathap C Reddy on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters here, Reddy noted that Jayalalithaa came to the hospital in a critical condition and later showed progress.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital here on September 11, 2016 and died there on December 5, 2016. The hospital had issued a statement that she was admitted for fever and dehydration.

Reddy said the doctors were advised not announce that Jayalalithaa was in a critical stage as it would be difficult to control people's emotions, but he did not mention who had advised the doctors not to disclose the actual status of her health.

He also said he has not received any summons from the one man inquiry commission set up by the state government to go into the circumstances leading to Jayalalithaa's death.

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