Karunanidhi health LIVE: DMK chief responding to treatment, says son MK Stalin; urges cadre to not indulge in violence
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There was a transient setback in the clinical condition of former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi, a medical bulletin released by Kauvery Hospital in Chennai said late on Sunday. “With active medical support, his vital signs are normalising. He continues to be closely monitored and treated by the panel of expert doctors,” Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of the hospital, said in the press release.
The bulletin was released amid chaos outside the hospital premises as hundreds of DMK supporters and locals gathered to inquire about the health of the party chief. The former CM was admitted following a drop in blood pressure on Saturday.
According to television reports, Chief Minister K Palaniswami has cancelled his events in Salem and have rushed back to the city. Family members of the DMK leaders also rushed to the hospital. Security has been increased both outside the hospital and DMK headquarters.
Earlier in the day, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu visited the ailing DMK leader. “Visited Kauveri Hospital and met former Chief Minister Thiru Kalaignar Karunanidhi. Met his family members and doctors and enquired about his health. Doctors said he is stable. Wish him a speedy recovery,” Naidu tweeted after his visit.