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False Spins Wove Curious Plots Till The Last Breath

CM’s health bulletins were convenient lies, proves a government note. The issue stirs up political battle.

False Spins Wove Curious Plots Till The Last Breath
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False Spins Wove Curious Plots Till The Last Breath
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2017-03-18T10:41:04+05:30

When J. Jayalalitha’s last days finally get written about, at least one chapter would be devoted to questions about the late Tamil Nadu chief minister’s final leg of medical treatment and the secr­ecy surrounding it. The state government did eventually release a detailed note from Chennai’s Apollo Hospitals and about the remedial measures adm­inistered to the AIADMK supr­emo by an expert team with the All Ind­ia Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi. That was after the Opposition DMK and former CM O. Pann­eerselvam sought a probe into the details of illne­sses that plagued the 68-year-old leader and the therapeutics prescribed till her death on December 5 last year.

The 12-page discharge summary has turned out to be a double-edged wea­pon. It not only revealed the extent of Jayalalitha’s illness with very poor prognosis, but also showed up how Apollo had concealed the real picture from the eyes of the public. “There is a huge gap between what Apollo said in its bulletins when Jayalalitha was adm­itted and the...

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