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CCTVs on Jayalalithaa’s floor were switched off to ensure privacy: Apollo

SNS | New Delhi |

Apollo Hospitals, where the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa was treated in 2016 till her death, on Thursday said that no footage of hers in the hospital room was kept as “we did not want everyone to be watching”.

All CCTV cameras in the section where Jayalalithaa was being treated were switched off, the Chairman of the hospital group Pratap Reddy said.

“Unfortunately we switched off the CCTVs because we didn’t want everyone to watch the treatment being given to her,” he told the media in Chennai on the sidelines of an event.

Reddy said all the patients on the floor where Jayalalithaa was treated were shifted to other floors because of security and other reasons.

Speaking to the reporters, Reddy said when the then Chief Minister was brought to the hospital, she was in a critical condition but had shown improvement. The medical staff did their best to save Jayalalithaa but she passed away after suffering a “massive heart attack.”

“We did our very best and we thought she was recovering fast. Unfortunately she had this sudden massive heart attack and even for that they (doctors) tried their very best (to save her),” he said.

Reddy said all the documents relating to her treatment have been submitted to the one-man judicial inquiry commission probing her death.

Admitted for fever and dehydration on September 22, 2016 at the corporate hospital, the AIADMK supremo breathed her last on December 5 the same year, after receiving 75 days of medical treatment.

(With agencies inputs)