Chennai: The Apollo Hospital declared on Friday that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's health was showing gradual progress.
The hospital said she continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy.
The Chief Minister "is interacting (with people) and progressing gradually", said a medical bulletin, the first issued after a 11-day gap.
The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital for fever and dehydration on September 22.
Doctors later said she needed a longer stay at the hospital as she had infection and was put on respiratory support.
AIADMK leaders including C. Ponnaian have told the media that Jayalalithaa was talking to people and had even sat up.
He said the AIADMK chief would be home in a few days.
The hospital said the Chief Minister continued to be under treatment and observation.
A team of experts of the critical care group, cardiologists, respiratory physicians, consultants of the infectious diseases department, endocrinologist and dialectologist of the hospital were treating her, the bulletin said.