DMK Chief M Karunanidhi Hospitalised; “He’s Better,” Says Daughter
The 94-year-old veteran politician was admitted into the hospital due to increase in blood pressure level. Sources close to the family of the DMK Chief M Karunanidhi revealed the news of his ill health.
Healing DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi was shifted to a hospital in Chennai past midnight after his son said that his health was improving. Furthermore, he requested the party members to turn a deaf ear to rumors that were spread like a wildfire.
M Karunanidhi’s family said that the health of the politician suddenly declined later this evening as his blood pressure increased. His entire family including his daughter and sons namely M Kanimozhi, MK Stalin and MK Alagiri shifted him back to the house in order to make arrangements to take him to the Kauvery Hospital. “He is better. His blood pressure has stabilized,” – said Ms. Kanimozhi to the reporters early morning.
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit met Mr. Stalin at the hospital. The hospital is shielded with cops as millions of supporters have hived around the place with photos and posters of the politician, making a place for a chorus.
Later at 2:30 a health bulletin was issued by the hospital, which said that the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit at 1:30 as his blood pressure levels had dropped.
“His blood pressure has stabilized with medical management and he continues to be monitored and treated by a panel of expert doctors,”- said the director of the hospital Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj.
Howbeit, this evening Mr. Stalin had issued a statement towards the improvement in his father’s health and had also pleaded his party members not to create moments of refrain for the patient. To his grievance, the appeals were not taken seriously by the crowd as they seemed to be fretful.
After a stay at the Kauvery Hospital, the DMK patriarch had made a homecoming where he went through a procedure to turn his tracheostomy tube which would assist him to breathe better. Mr. Karunanidhi, who has been the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister five times and has been recovering from a serious illness for a long time. It has also been revealed that the politician has been fed on a tube for some time.
Recently he had also been contracted with a urinary tract infection which has been leading to health deterioration. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken to Mr. Stalin and Ms. Kanimozhi on Thursday. The Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, as well as other BJP leaders, have also interacted with the family on the same day.