Karunanidhi was admitted to hospital on Saturday following a drop in his blood pressure. The DMK stalwart, who is suffering from fever due to urinary tract infection, was earlier undergoing treatment at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai. He is on intravenous antibiotics.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy and his deputy O Panneerselvam today confirmed that the ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi is recovering well. Chief Minister after abruptly suspending his tour in Salem, return to Chennai and visited the former Chief Minister in Kauvery hospital.
He enquired about his health condition with doctors and said “I have just met him in Kauvery hospital, he is better and is recovering well.” The medical team attending to the 94-year-old political icon have maintained that his vital signs are “normalising”. In a late night statement, the hospital said his health was improving and called it a “transient setback”.
Earlier, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu visits the ailing DMK chief on Sunday, along with Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit. All the family members of Karunanidhi are at the hospital. Large number of Karunanidhi’s supporters have congregated outside hospital and despite appeals from DMK leaders refused to leave. The crowd has also gathered outside DMK chief ‘s Gopalapuram residence.