Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who underwent a spinal cord surgery, will be discharged from hospital on March 1 and has been advised rest for the next four weeks.
The 84-year-old Chief Minister was examined by Delhi-based spine surgeon Dr Arvind Jaiswal, who performed the surgery on February 11 at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital (SRMCH) in Chennai, and all the sutures were removed today, a medical bulletin issued on Wednesday night said.
“He (Karunanidhi) was made to stand and sit on a chair. He has been advised rest for next four weeks and had also been advised various physiotherapy exercises. He will be discharged from the hospital on March 1,” SRMCH Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr S S K Marthandam, heading a team of 14 doctors set up to monitor the Chief Minister’s health condition, said.
Karunanidhi was admitted to the hospital on January 26 for treatment of a muscle strain that had been causing pain in his spinal cord and the doctors on Feb 9 decided to perform the surgery as there was no reduction in the pain.
Accordingly, he underwent a three-hour-long minimal invasive surgery under general anaesthesia.