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Karunanidhi unwell, AIADMK delegation led by Panneerselvam visit ailing DMK chief

DMK chief is being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection& is being given hospital level treatment at home.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2018 13:15 IST
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Deputy CM O Panneerselvam along with other ministers met DMK’s MK Stalin to inquire about DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s at latter’s residence in Chennai. (ANI/Twitter)

An AIADMK delegation led by deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday called on ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai.

Karunanidhi, 94, is suffering from urinary tract infection and is being treated at home, said Kauvery Hospital, which is monitoring the party leader’s health.

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.

“He is currently being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection with intravenous antibiotics and fluids. He is being monitored and treated round the clock by a team of medical and nursing professionals, who are providing hospital-level care at his home,” Selvaraj said.

After their visit, Panneerselvam and his cabinet colleague D Jayakumar said Karunanidhi was “doing well.”

“Karunanidhi will return in good health soon,” Jayakumar told reporters.

Jayakumar said it was political decency for the ruling party to visit Karunanidhi’s residence, adding that a DMK delegation visited the Apollo hospitals here when former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was undergoing treatment in 2016.

The AIADMK delegation, which included ministers S P Velumani and P Thangamani, held discussions with Karunanidhi’s son and working president MK Stalin.

Senior DMK leaders, including Duraimurugan and T R Baalu, were present during the meeting.

Recently, Karunanidhi had been admitted to Kauvery Hospital for change of the tracheostomy tube.

First Published: Jul 26, 2018 23:28 IST