Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu had suffered cardiac arrest and her condition is said to be 'very critical' and is on Extracoporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) along with other life support systems, a latest news by Apollo Hospital.
"The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday evening, continues to be very critical and is on ECMO and other life-support systems.
‘Honorable Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is being closely monitored and treated by a team of experts at the Apollo Hospital.’
The Honourable Chief Minister is being treated and closely monitored by a team of experts," the hospital said in a statement.
Yesterday night, the Chief Minister suffered a cardiac arrest after which she was rushed to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the government swung into action, as the Centre's top brass got in touch with the state governor C. Vidyasagar Rao and assured complete central assistance.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu spoke to the Governor and state Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao enquiring about her health and will also fly down to Chennai to assess the situation.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to the Governor in regard with the law and order situation in the state given the tense state of affairs regarding Jayalalithaa, and was assured that the situation was under control.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also assured Tamil Nadu government that the Centre is always willing to help if they require extra force in regards with maintaining law and order.
The special team of doctors from the All India Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi reached Chennai.
Security has been stepped up across the city to attend any eventuality and buses plying out of Chennai have been reduced and security in the capital has been tightened.
Tamil Nadu is in ripples after the news of Jayalalithaa's cardiac arrest broke out as there are rituals, prayers etc being performed across the state.