Hospital ahead of his release

VK Sasikala contracted the virus on January 20, a few days before its scheduled release. (File)


Former AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s health condition remains stable, with the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, where former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s former aide is admitted, today informed her about her condition before going to jail. The 63-year-old, who was serving a jail sentence in a corruption case, was admitted to the medical college after contracting a coronavirus.

“Sasikala is alert, alert and well oriented, her pulse rate is 76 / min and blood pressure 166/86 mmHg,” the hospital said in a statement. Ms. Sasikala will be freed from Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara jail today after spending four years in jail in a corruption case.

Ms. Sasikala contracted the virus on January 20, a few days before her scheduled release. He was admitted to the Boring Hospital in Bangalore and later transferred to Victoria Hospital.

She had developed symptoms of severe acute respiratory illness, a symptom of COVID-19, but her earlier rapid antigen and RT-PCR test reports came back negative. However, based on doubt, fresh tests were carried out last Thursday, which confirmed the COVID-19 infection.

Ms. Sasikala’s nephew and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who came to Bengaluru to learn about her illness, told reporters that she was stable.


“I have received reliable information that his health is stable. The doctors are taking very good care of him. Good care is given. They are monitoring him,” Mr. Dhinakaran said last week.

On Monday, he said that the decision to discharge him would be taken after consultation with doctors.

Ms. Sasikala was sentenced to four years in prison in 2017 for a property worth ₹ 66 crore. His sister-in-law J Elavarasi and foster son of Jayalalithaa VN Sudhakaran were also convicted in the case.



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