Ghulam Nabi Azad visits Karunanidhi at Kauvery Hospital


Chennai, July 28: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday visited Kauvery Hospital to inquire about DMK President M. Karunanidhi health.

Karunanidhi was admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) of Kauvery Hospital here after his blood pressure dropped.

In a statement issued here the hospital said the 94-year-old leader was admitted into ICU at 1.30 a.m.

“His blood pressure has been stabilised since with medical management. He continues to be monitored and treated by a panel of expert doctors,” the hospital authority said.

Earlier in a day, DMK leader Kanimozhi stated “He is better. His blood pressure has stabilised.

The five-time former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has been suffering from urinary tract infection and age-related ailments and was earlier under observation at his home.

Amid tight security, a large number of DMK leaders have gathered outside the hospital.

Speaking to media DMK leader A. Raja urged the party cadres to remain calm and said: “Karunanidhi’s blood pressure is now normal and there is nothing to worry”.

A team of doctors had reached Karunanidhi’s home last night and reviewed his condition. They then decided to admit him to the hospital after discussions with the family members.

On Friday DMK leader and Karunanidhi’s son M.K. Stalin said there “is good improvement in the health condition of Kalaignar” as the infection had come down a lot.

In a July 26 dated statement issued by the Kauvery Hospital, the Executive Director Aravindan Selvaraj said the DMK patriarch was under treated for fever due to urinary tract infection with intravenous antibiotics and fluids.

“He is being monitored and treated round the clock by a team of medical and nursing professionals, who are providing hospital-level care at his home,” Selvaraj stated.

Earlier also, Karunanidhi was admitted to the same hospital for replacement of the tracheostomy tube.


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