Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President S. Thirunavukkarasar
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President S. Thirunavukkarasar

Karunanidhi's health condition stable following setback

ANI | Updated: Aug 06, 2018 17:58 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 06 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President S. Thirunavukkarasar on Monday confirmed that following a setback earlier today, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi's health was stable and improving.
"I came to the hospital in morning. There was some setback in his health in the morning, after that it is improving. As of now the health condition of Karunanidhi is stable. He is still under doctors' observation and treatment. I pray to God for his speedy recovery," he told ANI.
Several high-profile politicians, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and actor-politician Rajinikanth among others, have visited the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai, where he was admitted due to deteriorating health conditions.
Executive Director of the Kauvery Hospital, Aravindaran Selvaraj, in an official statement on July 31, said that an extended period of hospitalisation would be necessary due to age-related overall decline in Karunanidhi's general health, altered liver functions and haematological parameters.
The DMK chief was previously admitted in the Kauvery Hospital in December 2016 after he complained of breathing difficulties. He had undergone a tracheostomy, the procedure to enable supply of more oxygen into the lungs. (ANI)