Jayalalithaa treatment open book, says Prathap Reddy

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Chennai: Apollo Hospitals Chairman Prathap C. Reddy on Friday debunked reports as rumours devoid of any truth reports that the legs of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa were amputated due to diabetic related complications before her death on December 5 last year.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event, Mr Reddy said the treatment given to Jayalalithaa at his hospital is an open book and maintained that world-class medical attention was rendered to her through her 75-day admission in the facility.

“As far as enquiry is concerned, our book is open. We regret whatever happened and wish we could have saved her in that one second, when her heart stopped. The doctors did everything possible,” he said, adding that he was ready to hand over documents related to Jayalalithaa’s treatment to any investigative agency.

He dismissed rumours that her legs were amputated. “News about the removal of her legs is nothing but a rumour. She looked much better, more wonderful, and there is nothing to do with her legs or hands. All were absolutely normal,” he added.

Jayalalithaa, admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 2016, passed away on December 5 after she suffered a cardiac arrest the previous day. Many questions were raised against the hospital management for not being transparent on the treatment given to the late chief minister. However, the hospital has been denying allegations saying it had released periodical health bulletins.

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