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Rahul Gandhi letterCongress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Chennai on Friday to visit Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, admitted at Apollo Hospitals since September 22.

On Thursday, the hospital said that the Tamil Nadu CM is making gradual progress.

“Based on detailed deliberations and clinical examination, the expert group of doctors from Apollo Hospitals have drawn up a detailed medical management plan keeping in view the Chief Minister’s known history of diabetes and winter bronchitis in inclement weather,” the hospital said.

According to Apollo Hospitals, the consensus opinion of all experts is that the line of treatment given to Jayalalithaa should be continued and she will require a longer stay in the hospital.

Jayalalithaa, who was admitted last month, is under observation of a panel of doctors consisting of intensivists, cardiologists, respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists, and diabetologists.

The hospital said a team of experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi– GC Khilnani, Professor, Department of Pulmonary, Nitish Naik, Professor, Department of Cardiology, and Anjan Trikha , Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology — had deliberations on October 5 on treatment protocols given to Jayalalithaa.

British doctor Richard John Beale, who had earlier examined Jayalalithaa, again examined her on Thursday.

The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 for fever and dehydration.

(With Agency Inputs)