Karunanidhi stable, likely to be discharged from hospital soon

Karunanidhi stable, likely to be discharged from hospital soon

DMK president and former chief minister M Karunanidhi is stable and continues to be treated at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai for eighth day. It is said that since his health condition has improved, he is likely to be discharged from hospital soon.

Karunanidhi’s health is improving, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday after he met the veteran Dravidian leader’s family members at a hospital here to enquire about his health.

Vijayan told reporters he met Karunanidhi’s son and the party’s working president M K Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi, besides others family members and DMK leaders.

He added: “Kalaignar is a fighter by birth itself. In his life he fought in several fields.”

Two ministers from Sri Lanka, Arumuga Thondaiman and Senthil Thondaiman also visited Kauvery Hospital. The ministers handed a letter from Sri Lanka’s president Sirisena to Stalin in which he had enquired about the health of Karunanidhi and wished him a speedy recovery.

On Sunday night, Kauvery Hospital had issued a medical bulletin on Karunanidhi’s health stating: “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 a panel of doctors.”

Meanwhile, the DMK on Wednesday said that 21 of its party workers have died unable to bear the “shock” of the illness and hospitalisation of party chief M Karunanidhi. The party also appealed to the cadres not to take any extreme step in view of the 94-year-old former chief minister’s health.