Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa "continues to be very critical," a day after suffering cardiac arrest, and is on various life support systems, Apollo Hospitals said on Monday.
Jayalalithaa, who had a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening "continues to be very critical and is on ECMO and other life support systems," Apollo Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Subbiah Viswanthan said in a statement.
"The Honourable Chief Minister is being treated and closely monitored by a team of experts," he added. Sixty-eight-year-old Jayalalithaa has been put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a heart assist device, and was under the watch of experts, including cardiologists. The ailing Chief Minister had shown signs of improvement during the last few days before the setback on Sunday.