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Last Updated Tuesday November 21 2017 06:30 AM IST

TN govt makes Jayalalithaa health report public to put lid on 'rumors'

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TN govt makes Jayalalithaa health report public to put lid on 'rumors' Supporters of J. Jayalalithaa light candles as they pay her a tribute after her death, in Allahabad on December 6, 2016. AFP/File photo

Chennai/New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government Monday made the health report of former chief minister late J. Jayalalithaa public in a bid to put an end to allegations that there was foul play behind the former AIADMK supremo's death.

The AIADMK government released the treatment summary of Apollo Hospital in Chennai where Jayalalithaa breathed her last and a report filed by a team of doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that monitored her treatment.

The government also said 'it is clear that the best possible medical care was afforded' to Jayalalithaa.

Earlier in the day, AIIMS handed over the reports of its specialists who visited Chennai when Jayalalithaa was hospitalized to the Tamil Nadu government.

"AIIMS handed over the five 'visit reports' regarding the health condition of (the) late chief minister to (the) government of Tamil Nadu," an official statement said.

The papers were handed over by V. Srinivas, the deputy director (administration) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), to J. Radhakrishnan, secretary of Tamil Nadu health department.

Addressing the media, Radhakrishnan said, “The report is self-explanatory. No information has been held back and there is no basis to hearsay speculations.”

Jayalalithaa was declared dead at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on December 5 night. She was admitted on September 22 with fever and dehydration.

At the request of the Tamil Nadu government, the AIIMS deployed a team of senior specialists to visit Chennai five times from October 5 until Jayalalithaa passed away.

The AIIMS specialists were led by G.C. Khilnani, professor in the department of pulmonology.

The Tamil Nadu government urged AIIMS on March 5 to hand over the 'visit notes' of its specialists for its official records.

The development comes amid claims by supporters of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam that Jayalalithaa's death needed to be probed to know if there was any foul play.

(With inputs from IANS)

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