CHENNAI -- The Madras High Court on Tuesday instructed the concerned officials of Tamil Nadu to inform it about Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's health by Wednesday.
A petition was filed by an activist named T. Ramasamy to prevent rumours spreading about her health.
The PIL sought a direction to the state principal secretary, Governor, chief secretary, home secretary, Apollo Hospitals and others to file a health status report along with photographs in the court.
The Apollo Hospital where Jayalalithaa is currently being treated, said on Monday that she was recovering fast and continued to improve and was responding adequately to the comprehensive treatment being given to her.
A statement from the hospital said, "The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil, who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, continues to improve."
"The Honourable Chief Minister is responding adequately to the comprehensive treatment being given to her," the statement added.
Jayalalithaa has been hospitalised since 23 September after she complained of fever and dehydration.
The day since the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has been admitted, special pujas for her speedy recovery are being performed by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) cadres and her supporters in various parts of the state.
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