The 68-year-old Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, has been admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai, after she complained of fever. After she was admitted, it was found out that she was extremely dehydrated.

According to sources, Amma, as she is popularly known, she was suffering from breathlessness and was rushed to the hospital. Reportedly, she has not been keeping well in the past few months and is not active the way she used to be at public events.

In fact, she has been taking part in inaugurations and other public events virtually, via video conferences. For instance, when Union minister for urban development, Venkaiah Naidu, came to inaugurate the second stream of Chennai Metro Rail, Jayalaithaa took part in the event through video conferencing. While Naidu was at the airport, where the event was organised, the CM and her officials were at the state secretariat. She also flagged off the launch of the 648 MW solar power project at Kamudhi near Ramanathpauram, through video conferencing.

She has reportedly been suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure and other speculations started surfacing after she started skipping public events.

However, a press release from the hospital says Ms. Jayalalithaa was “stable and under observation”.