Commission investigating Jayalalithaa's death summons Sasikala, Apollo Hospital chairman

Controversies over her death erupted after leaders from her party pointed fingers at VK Sasikala, her close aide. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 22, 2017, 03.57 PM (IST)

 The commission investigating the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has summoned Sasikala and Apollo Hospital Chairman Pratap Reddy for investigation.

×

In an earlier statement by an Apollo hospital doctor, Jayalalithaa was brought to the hospital in a critical condition.

He said that the late chief minister had shown significant progress during her treatment but then she later succumbed to her "disease pattern".

"Her disease pattern was such and due to acute respiratory distress syndrome she passed away. He said that his team of doctors did best that they could," said the founder of Apollo Hospital.

Jayalalithaa was brought to Apollo Hospital on September 22, 2016, where she spent 75 days.

 The AIADMK chief died in hospital on December 5, 2016. 

The Apollo hospital staff say she was brought to the hospital in a severe state and was given adequate treatment in the hospital. 

However, controversies over her death erupted after leaders from her party pointed fingers at VK Sasikala, her close aide.