Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday night and her condition is critical.IANS

Following a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social activist K R Ramasamy on Monday, the Madras High Court on October 4 directed the government pleader to submit a report on the health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after consulting the government.

Justice Sundresh stated that the people in Tamil Nadu are anxious to know the real condition of Jayalalithaa.

The PIL was submitted by Ramasamy to know if the CM is conscious to take crucial decisions on important matters. He also asked for the photographs of the cabinet meeting called to discuss the Cauvery issue that took place in the hospital last week. 

Ever since Jayalalithaa was admitted at Apollo Hospital on September 22, rumours about her condition have been doing the rounds on social media. While a few shared death hoax rumours, many others stated that her condition has worsened. However, the hospital authorities revealed that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo, who is on respiratory support to treat infection, is responding well to the treatment. 

"The treatment plan, including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures are presently being continued to treat the infection," reads the official statement issued by Apollo Hospital in Chennai, where Jayalalithaa has been undergoing treatment for the last 12 days.