Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was shifted to a special room from the intensive critical care unit at Apollo Hospitals+ in Chennai on Saturday. The room, on the second floor (same as the critical care unit), is a personalised one which would have the facilities of an intensive care unit, including respiratory support, a senior doctor said.
“It’s a step down intensive care unit, a kind of bridge between the intensive care unit and special ward or home. Besides ventilation, it is equipped with medicines and equipment for emergency care,” the doctor said. She would continue to be on tracheostomy and so visitors would be restricted. The hospital has personalised a suite to suit Jayalalithaa’s medical requirements. Doctors and paramedics will continue to monitor her, the doctor added