DMK chief Kalaignar M Karunanidhi was rushed to Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai past midnight. DMK supporters and public have gathered at his residence shouting slogans to favor improvement in Karunanidhi’s health. In the evening, MK Stalin issued a statement that there is an improvement in his health and urged party workers not to believe rumours being spread by miscreants.
M.K. Stalin said that doctors are attending to Kalaignar round the clock and providing excellent treatment. However, his appeals were not convincing the gathering of his supporters, who had gathered near Kalaignar’s Gopalapuram residence.
Doctors treating the DMK supremo have said that Karunanidhi is being provided with hospital-level treatment at home. However, it is said that 94-year-old Karunanidhi was hospitalised due to blood pressure. Being night hours and Kauvery Hospital is close to his residence in Alwarpet he was rushed to the hospital sooner from his home without any hurdle.
He was admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital and was treated for his low blood pressure. Supporters have gathered raising slogans for Karunanidhi to get well soon and were curious to know his health status.
Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of Kauvery Hospital has issued a press release, “DMK President and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Kalaignar Dr. M Karunanidhi has been admitted on 28th July 1:30AM in the Intensive Care Unit of Kauvery Hospital following drop in Blood Pressure. His Blood Pressure has been stabilized with medical management and he continues to be monitored and treated by the panel of expert doctors.”
This official statement from the hospital has relieved the supporters gathering at the hospital from tension and the statement has confirmed that Karunanidhi is not under ventilator support.
He underwent tracheostomy tube replacement procedure at Kauvery Hospital to help him breathe better after which he returned home recently. But he contracted a urinary tract infection (UTI), leading to fever and decline in his health condition.