Two days after DMK chief M Karunanidhi was transferred to Kauvery Hosiptal from his Chennai residence, the 94-year-old leaders’ health, according to hospital, had a “transient setback” late on Sunday evening.
Even before the official statement could arrive, cadres in large numbers thronged the hospital area sensing something wrong, forcing police department to increase security.
But the medical bulletin said: “There was a transient setback in the clinical condition of DMK president M Karunanidhi. With active medical support, his vital signs are normalising. He continues to be closely monitored and treated by the panel of expert doctors.”
DMK working president and Karunanidhi’s younger son MK Stalin also issued an advisory to the supporters appealing to stay clam and not create inconvenience to the public.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday visited a private hospital in Chennai to inquire about the health condition of Karunanidhi.
Addressing the media outside Kauvery Hospital, Kanimozhi said, “Karunanidhi’s health condition is now better and his blood pressure is also stable.” Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also visited the DMK chief at the hospital on Saturday.
According to television reports, Chief Minister K Palaniswami has cancelled his events in Salem and have rushed back to the city. Family members of the DMK leaders also rushed to the hospital. Security has been increased both outside the hospital and DMK headquarters.