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Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa continued to be treated for an unknown condition at Apollo hospital on Monday, with the Chennai hospital giving no more details than a list of treatments she is undergoing.

Apollo said the 68-year-old Tamil leader, who has been in hospital since 22 September, “is being constantly monitored by intensivists and other consultants in the expert panel" and “continues to be under treatment."

“Necessary respiratory support, antibiotics, nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy are being given," a bulletin said.

The hospital said on Saturday that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo was undergoing treatment for lung decongestion.

“The respiratory support is closely watched and adjusted. Lungs decongestion treatment is being continued. All the other comprehensive measures including nutrition, supportive therapy and passive physiotherapy are underway," the hospital said in a statement, signed by Subbiah Viswanathan, chief operating officer, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

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On Monday, the hospital said that Dr. G. Khilnani from department of pulmonary medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, had examined Jayalalithaa and had discussions with the “expert panel" and “concurred with the present line of treatment."

A team of experts from AIIMS, consisting of Khilnani, cardiologist Nitish Naik and Anjan Trikha from the department of anaesthesiology and critical care arrived in Chennai last week to give expert advice on the treatment.

Meanwhile, leading politicians were among a steady stream of visitors to the hospital on Monday.

Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan along with the state’s governor, P. Sathasivam made a visit to the hospital on Greams road.

“We came to see Jayalalithaa and enquired about her health to the doctors at the hospital. I’m that she is recovering well," Vijayan said.

Puducherry lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi also visited the Tamil Nadu chief minister on Monday.

“I was informed that Jayalalithaa is responding well to the treatment and her health has improved," Bedi said.

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