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My CM is fine: AIADMK starts Twitter campaign to fight Jaya health rumours

The party tweeted a link on Monday where users could go to and change their profile photos on the microblogging site to say “My CM is fine” and “No more rumours”.

“All is well with Puratchi Thalaivi Amma. Click this link, change your profile pic & put a full stop to rumours,” the party’s twitter handle wrote.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on September 22 with high fever and dehydration. Over the next two weeks, information around her health was strictly controlled – triggering a flurry of rumours, fake photos and audio messages.

Last week, the government flew in specialists from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, fuelling speculation that the CM’s internal organs were severely damaged. The hospital has said that the CM is recovering and responding well to treatment.

But this has been unable to extinguish the political controversy that erupted after her bitter rival and DMK chief, M Karunanidhi, demanded photographic evidence of her well being. Despite assurances from the state government and the hospital, the DMK has repeatedly insisted that an interim CM be put in place and more details about Jayalalithaa’s health released.

With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continuing to receive treatment, a stream of high-profile visitors, including Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on Monday visited the Apollo Hospital and enquired about her health.

The hospital, where the AIADMK general secretary was admitted on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, said she was “constantly being monitored”.

“Prof Dr G Khilnani, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), visited Apollo Hospital again on October 9 and 10 and examined Honourable Chief Minister,” the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, Subbiah Viswanathan, said in a release.
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