Former chief minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi continues to be treated at the critical care unit of Kauvery hospital in Chennai for the fourth consecutive day, but his condition is said to be stable.
There was no statement from the hospital on Monday, but Stalin said Karunanidhi is better.
Despite being lathi-charged by the police, Karunanidhi’s supporters remained outside the Kauvery Hospital here and urged the hospital staff to update them about the leader’s health condition.
Cadres continued to throng the hospital ever since he was admitted there a few days ago. He was visited by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, governor Banwarilal Purohit, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, deputy CM O Panneerselvam and other VVIPs.
On Sunday night, there was a ‘transient setback’ in his clinical condition. but his vital signs normalised with medical support, the hospital said.
“There was a transient setback in the clinical condition of DMK president M Karunanidhi. With active medical support, his vital signs are normalising,” it said.
During their chants, the cadres were holding placards recalling the reigns of Karunanidhi as a Chief Minister in the past. One of the placards read, ‘In 1976, Karunanidhi strongly opposed the Emergency declared by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Now, we expect he would come out of his current health emergency as well.’
Former Union Minister of Information and Communication A Raja told reporters that, “Initially there was a set back in his health. But, now he is all well and will soon recover completely.”