Chennai, Mar 18: Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband, M Natarajan, is admitted to a hospital in Chennai with “severe” chest infection. His condition is said to be critical. He underwent a dual organ transplant in October 2017 and was back in Gleneagles Global Health City two weeks ago. Also Read - Poll Dates Announced For 5 Assemblies, Mamata Questions EC | All Major Election Developments in 10 Points

The doctors have informed that he is on ventilator support. Natarajan is on “ventilator support” and his condition is “critical,” the hospital’s chief operating officer, Shanmuga Priyan, said. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: Check Voting Date in Your Constituency

“Natarajan Maruthappa was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), Gleneagles Global (Hospital), on March 16 with severe chest infection,” the hospital said in a statement today. Also Read - Ahead of Election Dates, Tamil Nadu CM Announces Gold Loan Waiver For Farmers & Poor

In October last year, 74-year-old  Natarajan was admitted to the hospital, where he underwent a liver and kidney transplant. He got organs from 19-year-old Karthik N, who was declared brain dead after a road accident in Pudukottai district.

He had worsening liver and kidney failure and lung congestion, ahead of the twin organ transplant.

Sasikala, serving a four-year imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case in the central prison in Bengaluru, had visited her husband after obtaining emergency parole last year. She was asked to adhere to several conditions, including a gag order on interacting with the media or meeting any political personality during her stay here.

Natarajan was discharged after having completely recovered from the operation with good liver and kidney graft function.

(With Agencies inputs)