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Jayalalithaa assures flood-affected people in Tamil Nadu


Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday expressed her anguish at the suffering of the flood-affected people but assured she was with them always.

Do not worry. This is your government. I am for you and I am always with you.

She said the rescue, relief and rehabilitation work was being done on a war footing manner. Jayalalithaa said she was bearing the people’s burden.

I don’t have a life of my own. I don’t have any relatives. I am not selfish. For me everything is you.

Heavy rains – the worst in a century – battered Chennai, as well as adjoining Kanchipuram, Cuddalore and Thiruvallur districts for the past month resulting in unprecedented floods.

According to official estimates, the death toll due to the rains and floods stands around 390.

The government was blamed by various parties for releasing water from the lake at night on December 1 into the Adyar river, resulting in flooding of several residential localities catching the residents unaware.

Chief Secretary K Gnanadesikan said in a statement that the floods were caused primarily due to the very high rainfall in November, which was followed by more rains in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts on December 1. (IANS)


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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hands over Jayalalithaa’s health report to Tamil Nadu Government

Jayalalithaa was declared dead at Apollo Hospital here on December 6. She was admitted to the hospital on September 22 with fever and dehydration

Supporters of India's Tamil Nadu state's former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa pay tributes near her photograph outside their party office in Mumbai, India, Dec. 6, 2016. VOA

New Delhi March 6, 2017: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday handed over to the Tamil Nadu government the reports regarding the five visit made by its specialists to Chennai to give expert advise when former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was hospitalised prior to her death.

“AIIMS handed over the five visit reports regarding the health condition of Late Hon’ble Chief Minister Tamil Nadu to Government of Tamil Nadu,” said an official statement.

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According to the authorities, the papers were handed over by V. Srinivas, AIIMS Deputy Director (Administration), to J. Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary of Tamil Nadu’s health department.

Jayalalithaa was declared dead at Apollo Hospital here on December 6. She was admitted to the hospital on September 22 with fever and dehydration.

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At the request of Tamil Nadu government for expert medical advise, the AIIMS had deployed a team of senior specialists to visit Chennai five times between October 5, 2016 and December 6, under the leadership of G.C. Khilnani, Professor in the Department of Pulmonology.

The Tamil Nadu government had requested AIIMS on March 5, 2017 for handing over the visit notes of the AIIMS delegation to Chennai for their official records. (IANS)