File photo of Jayalalithaa. Photograph:( PTI )
Apollo hospital founder and chairman Prathap C Reddy on Wednesdays said that all CCTV were switched off during the time former chief minister Jayalalitha was admitted to the hospital.
PC Reddy was speaking to reporters on sidelines of a press conference of the hospital in Chennai during which he said that hospital has submitted all relevant documents to the commission probing Jayalalitha's death.
On the question, whether he has submitted a CCTV footage as well, Reddy said that "unfortunately they (CCTVs) were switched off."
Unfortunately they (CCTVs) were switched off. Jayalalithaa got admitted and one ICU was completely occupied only by her. So they removed the footage because they did not want everyone to be watching: Prathap C Reddy, Founder-Chairman of Apollo Hospitals on her death row #Chennai pic.twitter.com/QoWb3oYh4f— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2018
The doctors' statement came after AIADMK leader Sasikala sent an affidavit to the commission saying that Jayalalitha was videographed in a lucid state four times in the hospital.
He has also claimed that AIADMK leaders including O Panneerselvam and M Thambidurai met Jayalaitha in hospital.
Meanwhile, doctors have said that that they have a strict policy of not letting anyone meet an ICU patient except close relative.
But relatives do have an option to meet patient after taking permission from the on-duty doctors.
However, contradicting to Sasikala's claims, both leaders have said that they were denied to meet Jayalitha in the hospital.
Jayalalitha was Admitted to hospital in September 2016, on December 5 she was declared dead by the doctors.