Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai in the wee hours on Friday and her condition is “stable", according to the hospital.

Jayalalithaa complained of “fever and dehydration" and was admitted in Apollo hospitals, in the early hours on Friday.

A release from the hospital said that the 68-year-old AIADMK chief’s condition is “stable", adding she is “under observation".

“The chief minister of Tamil Nadu was admitted to Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, with fever and dehydration," said Subbiah Viswanathan, chief operating officer of the hospital, in a release circulated to the media.