Minister's charges, Health Secretary meets CM

Soon after Law Minister C Ve Shanmugam made shocking charges against him in connection with the medical treatment and death of Jayalalithaa, Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

According to sources, during his meeting with the CM, the top official expressed displeasure over the Minister's comments which have created a furore in TN political arena.
Earlier on Monday, Shanmugam said, "Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar, Health secretary Radhakrishnan and the then Chief Secretary Ram Mohan Rao should be taken into police custody and questioned for the truth to come out.”

On Saturday night, Apollo Hospitals objected to a petition before the Commission of Inquiry probing the death of the former chief minister J Jayalalithaa by its counsel, raising serious medical issues regarding her treatment.
The statement from Apollo said, "It is surprising that the commission is itself filing this petition against other parties," the hospital said, adding that the proceedings before the inquiry panel cannot be accusatorial in nature."

It said the plea before the panel referred to three senior doctors advising an angiogram on Jayalalithaa.
"This is incorrect. It was only a single external doctor who on November 25, 2016 visited the late CM for a few minutes and suggested immediate angiogram without going into all the other co-morbidities, including her compromised respiratory condition, which could have potentially inhibited the desired outcome," it added.

Edappadi K Palaniswami.