Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is likely to be discharged from Apollo hospital in Chennai in less than 15 days, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam said on Monday. Party spokesperson C Ponnaiyan said all Jayalalithaa’s “vital parameters” were “under control” and that she was doing physiotherapy exercises, IANS reported. Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 with fever and dehydration.

However, doctors attending to the chief minister have not yet decided on shifting her to private room, Ponnaiyan said. Moreover, AIADMK leaders were of the opinion that Jayalalithaa needed to stay in the hospital for some more days, he added. This came in response to a hospital statement last week, which said that Jayalalithaa had “completely recovered”. Nobody apart from doctors, nurses and physiotherapists were being allowed inside the Critical Care Unit of the hospital where Jayalalithaa was being treated, Ponnaiyan further said.

While Jayalalithaa’s condition has been a major cause for concern in the state, Opposition parties including the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam have questioned how she approved the reallocation of portfolios to Finance Minister O Panneerselvam while being treated. Controversy also arose after she put her left thumb impression on the nomination paper for an AIADMK candidate for a by-election on November 19.

AIADMK supporters are still holding special prayers across Tamil Nadu for her recovery. One of her supporters allegedly committed suicide in Tirupur district on October 13 after reading reports about her deteriorating health. Her illness came during the ongoing Cauvery water-sharing dispute with Karnataka.