Karunanidhi’s health highlights: DMK chief recovering steadily, fever coming down, says Stalin
DMK chief M Karunanidhi has been suffering due to a urinary tract infection.
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DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi has been under constant medical care after his health began failing due to a urinary tract infection. Crowds started gathering outside the 94-year-old DMK leader’s residence on Thursday night, with police putting up barricades by Friday morning to manage the rush.
Karunanidhi sons Stalin and Azhagiri visited him overnight and crowds gathered outside his Gopalapuram residence. In a statement released on Thursday, Kauvery Hospital’s executive director Aravindan Selvaraj said there has been a slight decline in Karunanidhi’s health due to age-related ailments.
The leader was recently admitted to Kauvery Hospital for change of the tracheostomy tube.Here are the highlights:
Union minister meets Stalin, Kanimozhi
After meeting MK Stalin and Kanimozhi, I came to know that Karunanidhi’s health is improving. They also conveyed that Prime Minister spoke to them over phone inquiring about Karunanidhi’s health. I’ll share details with the PMO and other senior leaders: Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan, reports ANI.
Kanimozhi arrives at Karunanidhi’s residence
DMK MP Kanimozhi arrives at the residence of her father M Karunanidhi in Chennai’s Gopalapuram, reports ANI.
Chandrababu Naidu wishes Karunanidhi speedy recovery
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu enquired about Karunanidhi’s health and wished him a speedy recovery, reports news agency ANI.
His fever is coming down: Stalin
DMK working president MK Stalin says there is slight improvement in Karunanidhi’s health. His fever has come down and infection reduced, he says.
He (M Karunanidhi) is recovering steadily as his fever is coming down: DMK Working President MK Stalin pic.twitter.com/X0VB3tCXM3— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2018
Mamata Banerjee expresses concern
Hope he will recover soon, be able to meet everyone: Stalin
On behalf of the DMK, I thank @rashtrapatibhvn & @PMOIndia for their enquiries about @kalaignar89's health. I am extremely grateful for their offers of help. Thalaivar is getting the best medical care and treatment. We hope he will recover soon and thank everyone in his own words— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) July 27, 2018
I am thankful to @RahulGandhi, @SitaramYechury & D Raja for calling to enquire about Thalaivar Kalaignar's health. The concern and wishes from everyone will surely aid @kalaignar89's recovery and we hope he will be able to meet everyone soon.— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) July 27, 2018
Confident Karunanidhi will bounce back, says Vaiko
MDMK chief Vaiko says, “Such fever after a tracheostomy procedure is usual. Stalin told me that he is fine. I am confident that he will bounce back with the same magnetic voice.”
Several leaders visit Karunanidhi’s residence
MDMK chief Vaiko, Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader Velmurugan visited the residence of Karunanidhi and enquired about his health from his family members and the DMK working president M K Stalin.
Expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri arrives at Gopalapuram
#Chennai: Expelled DMK leader M. K. Alagiri arrives at Gopalapuram to meet his father M. Karunanidhi, who is being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection and being given hospital level treatment at home. pic.twitter.com/SsgGpsZx9v— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2018
Kauvery Hospital expected to give health bulletin
Kauvery Hospital, whose doctors have been attending to the senior DMK leader at home, are expected to give out an update on Karunanidhi’s health later in the day.
President Kovind inquires about Karunanidhi’s health
Spoke to Thiru Karunanidhi’s family members on the phone and inquired about his health. Wishing the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a veteran of our public life, a quick recovery #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 27, 2018
PM Modi wishes for Karunanidhi’s recovery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquires about Karunanidhi’s health.
Rival AIADMK leaders visit DMK leader
An AIADMK delegation led by deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam had called on the ailing leader. After their visit, Panneerselvam and his cabinet colleague D Jayakumar said Karunanidhi was “doing well”.