Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa had undergone treatment in Apollo Hospitals for about 75 days since her hospitalization on September 22nd this year. As per an estimate, The medical expenses of the six-time CM has crossed Rs 80 crore-mark during this period.
An RTI Query has been filed seeking details of medical expenses of Jayalalithaa during her stay in Apollo Hospitals. Tamil Nadu Health Ministry has diverted Rs 6 crore which was allotted for a welfare scheme to pay a part of Amma’s hospital bill.
Altogether, There are 30 rooms in the second floor of Apollo Hospitals Chennai branch. For two days after Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Hospitals, Patients were
allowed to stay in the second floor. Later, the entire floor has been vacated for security reasons. . Two Suite Rooms used by Jaya costed Rs 52,600 per day. Eight out of the 28 remaining rooms are common wards. The cost for each bed is from Rs 3,500 to Rs 5,200. 10 rooms are private wards, which cost nearly Rs 8,800 per day. Cost of suite rooms vary from Rs 12,500 to Rs 26,000 per day.
39 Apollo Doctors, London expert Dr Richard and Physiotherapist from Singapore offered their services to Jayalalithaa. Centre will bear the expenses towards using the services of AIIMS Doctors. Overall, At least Rs 1 crore per day has been spent for Amma’s good health.