The government said Jayalalithaa suffered a massive cardiac arrest on December 4.
Chennai: The state government on Monday stated that the reports of the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, and AIIMS, New Delhi, on the treatment given to late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa clearly suggest that she passed away on December 5 after a massive cardiac arrest.
Dismissing speculation in sections of the media and statements by some political party leaders on the circumstances leading to her hospitalisation as untrue, the government said Jayalalithaa did not suffer any trauma before admission.
The government said Jayalalithaa suffered a massive cardiac arrest on December 4 while an intensivist was present at the ICU in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. “The late chief minister Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30pm on December 5, 2016,” the report said.
About the condition in which she was admitted to the hospital, the release said that at around 10 pm on September 22, 2016, Apollo Hospitals had received a call from the residence of the then chief minister. “When the ambulance reached there, they found her breathless with low oxygen saturation,” the statement said.