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Karunanidhi health updates: His condition is stable, says Stalin

Veteran DMK leader Karunanidhi was shifted to Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital two days ago prior to which he was undergoing treatment for fever due to urinary tract infection at his Gopalapuram residence. Here are the updates:

By HT Correspondent | Jul 31, 2018 00:01 IST

DMK president M Karunanidhi faced a ‘transient setback’ in his clinical condition and his vital signs are normalising with medical support, Chennai’s Kauvery hospital said on Sunday.

Huge security has been deployed outside the hospital to control the overflowing crowd and senior party leader A Raja appealed to people to not believe in rumours.

Karunanidhi was shifted to the hospital two days ago prior to which he was undergoing treatment for fever due to urinary tract infection at his Gopalapuram residence.

Here are the updates:

9:27pm IST

Karunanidhi stable, says Stalin

MK Stalin says, “He continues to be under keen observation of the doctors. M Karunanidhi’s condition is stable as stated in yesterday’s medical bulletin.”

6:03pm IST

Sri Lankan president Sirisena’s representatives visit hospital

Representatives of Sri Lanka President, Maithripala Sirisena, visited Kauvery hospital to meet Karunanidhi. They submitted a letter from Sirisena to Stalin wishing a speedy recovery to the former Tamil Nadu chief minister.

5:50pm IST

Sharad Pawar meets Stalin, Kanimozhi

NCP president Sharad Pawar meets DMK leaders MK Stalin and Kanimozhi at Kauvery Hospital.

4:15pm IST

DMK supporters at Karunanidhi’s ancestral home

Supporters of DMK chief Karunanidhi pray at his ancestral residence in Coimbatore, reports news agency ANI. This is where he resided in 1945.

2:45pm IST

DMK workers continue to swarm hospital premises

1:15pm IST

DMK chief still under intensive care

“DMK chief’s health condition is stable. He is well. A medical team is attending on him. Me and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam along with DMK party working president M K Stalin and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi visited him in person,” said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami after visiting Karunanidhi earlier in the day.

12:02pm IST

Karunanidhi moving hands, has opened his eyes: DMK spokesperson

DMK spokesperson TKS Elangovan has told IANS that the 94-year-old leader has been moving his hands and legs and also opened his eyes.

Hospital sources also say that Karunanidhi has moved his hands and legs and also opened his eyes after he was admitted in the ICU.

11:25 am IST

Health condition stable, vital signs normal: DMK spokesperson

DMK party spokesperson TKS Elangovan says M Karunanidhi’s health condition is stable and his vital signs are normal.

11:00am IST

No medical bulletin issued yet

A medical bulletin is yet to be issued today, reports PTI.

A medical bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital on Sunday had said that, “There was a transient setback in the clinical condition of DMK president M Karunanidhi. With active medical support his vital signs are normalising.”

10:30am IST

Karunanidhi recovering well, says Tamil Nadu CM

I have just met him in Kauvery hospital, he is better and is recovering well: Chief minister of Tamil Nadu K Palaniswami on M Karunanidhi, reports ANI.

9:30am IST

DMK workers continue to gather outside Hospital

9:08am IST

Heavy security outside hospital

8:30am IST

Team of doctors continuously monitoring Karunanidhi

“There has been an unexpected setback in the health of Karunanidhi. But after critical medical care, he is normalising. A team of doctors is continuously monitoring and treating him,” MK Stalin, Karunanidhi’s son, had said on Sunday.

8:00am IST

Heavy security at hospital, Karunanidhi’s residence

The security was beefed up both at the hospital and Karunanidhi’s residence on Sunday.

7:30am IST

Do not believe in rumours: DMK leader A Raja

DMK leader and former Union Minister A Raja told reporters at hospital premises on Sunday to not believe in rumours.

“He continues to be treated at the ICU,” he had announced which was greeted with loud cheers by the crowd who had gathered in large numbers outside the hospital.

7:05am IST

Give us our Thalaiva back: Karunanidhi’s supporter

Karunanidhi’s supporters outside the Kauvery Hospital urge the hospital staff to update them about the leader’s health condition.

“For the past three days, we have been waiting here without food and water. We don’t want anything, give us our Thalaiva back. Why has nothing been said on him yet? We want him back,” a supporter of Karunanidhi tells ANI.

6:30am IST

Scenes outside Kauvery hospital

On Sunday night, heavy security had to been deployed at the hospital and police caned the crowd briefly in an attempt to disperse supporters and DMK workers, who shouted slogans in Karunanidhi’s praise.