No CCTV footage of Jayalalithaa is available with us, Apollo Hospitals chairman says

CHENNAI: No CCTV footage of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is available with Apollo Hospitals in Chennai as there are no cameras in the wards and intensive care units where she had been treated, hospital chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy said on Wednesday.

On Monday, sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran said party leader and his aunt, V K Sasikala, had shot a video of Jayalalithaa when the latter had been undergoing treatment in Apollo Hospitals. He also said CCTV footages were available with the hospital.

On Wednesday, Dr Reddy told reporters in New Delhi: “Now, we can’t respond to every AIADMK leader and minister. We will extend support to the inquiry commission (that would probe Jayalalithaa’s death).”

“We welcome the inquiry commission over Jayalalithaa’s death. We will cooperate with the commission,” he said.

He refused to comment on the contradictory statements made by ministers over their meeting Jayalalithaa in hospital.

Reddy said his hospital had already handed over copies of medical records to the state government to clear doubts about the 75-day treatment given to Jayalalithaa last year.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to hospital on September 22 last year and was declared dead after a cardiac arrest on December 5.
In March, the state government released a detailed treatment summary given by the hospital, which said Jayalalithaa had neither suffered trauma nor had she been given any wrong medication for a long period prior to her admission to Apollo Hospitals.

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