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Madras HC: Inform about Jaya's health by today

Madras HC asks TN govt to inform it about Jayas health by tomorrow

As Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa remained in the hospital for nearly two weeks, the Madras High Court today asked the state government to inform it about the health condition of the AIADMK supremo by tomorrow.


The court also observed that an official release concerning the health condition of 68-year-old Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment at a hospital here since September 22, will reduce the anxiety of the people.


The remarks were made by a division bench while hearing a PIL by social activist Traffic Ramaswamy, who sought a detailed report from the government on the health condition of Jayalalithaa.


The court asked Tamil Nadu's Additional Advocate General C Manishankar to get back to it by tomorrow after consulting the government on the health condition of the chief minister.


Manishankar told the court that the corporate hospital had been issuing medical bulletins daily on her health condition and describing the treatments given to her.


But the court said though the hospital was releasing bulletins, being the chief minister of the state, some official release concerning her health will reduce the anxiety of the people.


The petition has also sought the release of photographs of the meeting she is said to have had with her cabinet colleagues and officials at the hospital.


The bench said that it is not passing any order on the PIL but directed the additional advocate general to consult the government on the matter.

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