India: PIL in Madras high court seeks report on Tamil Nadu chief minister's health

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital on September 22 because of 'fever and dehydration', and has reportedly been under intense treatment since then. Photograph:( AFP )

PTI Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Oct 04, 2016, 07.14 AM (IST)

A public interest litigation was filed in the Madras high court by social activist KR “Traffic” Ramaswamy seeking a detailed report from the government on the condition of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's health.

The PIL also seeks the release of  recent photographs of Jayalalithaa during the cabinet meet she is said to have attended along with her colleagues and officials at the hospital.

Ramaswamy submitted that the people of Tamil Nadu were eager to know about the condition of Jayalalithaa's health, reported PTI.

Ramaswamy, in the PIL, said that the governor C Vidyasagar Rao and union minister Pon Radhakrishnan had reportedly visited her in the hospital, but did not provide details about her health.

The petition is expected to be taken up for hearing on Tuesday.

Ramaswamy also submitted that the police had blocked the roads leading to the private hospital where Jayalalithaa is admitted by erecting barricades, thereby preventing other people from getting to the hospital for treatment.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22 for "fever and dehydration". 

(WION with inputs from PTI)