Jaya communicates through gestures; sedation taken off

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is reportedly getting better by the day and she is able to communicate through gestures. The sedation has been stopped and she is even able to sit up for a while, according to reliable sources at Apollo Hospital where the chief minister was admitted on September 22.  

Respiratory support is continuing. Once the tracheotomy tube is removed, she will be able to communicate verbally. The team of doctors attending on her has been calibrating the dosage of medicines to tackle the issue of pulmonary edema. Fluid accumulation in the lungs has ceased, according to the sources. Prof Richard Beale, consultant intensive care, is expected to return on Sunday. People in their thousands have been continuing with their prayers for restoring health to their beloved leader.

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