New Delhi, July 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to DMK leaders MK Stalin and MK Kanimozhi to enquire about the health of party president M Karunanidhi and offered necessary assistance. “Spoke to Thiru M.K. Stalin and Kanimozhi. Enquired about the health of Karunanidhiji and offered any assistance required. I pray for his quick recovery and good health,” Modi tweeted.
Modi’s remarks came a day after it was revealed that the 94-year-old leader was suffering from urinary tract infection and was being treated at home. Modi is currently on his five-day, three-nation tour of Africa.
The Kauvery Hospital, which is monitoring his health, said in a statement that there had been a decline in Karunanidhi’s health due to age-related ailments. “He is currently being treated… 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,” Kauvery Hospital’s Executive Director Aravindan Selvaraj said.
MDMK chief Vaiko, Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader Velmurugan have visited Karunanidhi and enquired about his health from his family. Visitors are not allowed to meet the ailing leader.Vaiko said, “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.” Karunanidhi has been not keeping well since October 2016, and some days ago he had undergone a procedure to change his tracheostomy tube, provided to help in breathing.