New Delhi, July 28: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi has been admitted to Kauvery Hospital at around 1:30 AM on Saturday after a sudden drop in blood pressure. A top official of the hospital said that the 94-year-old leader is undergoing treatment in hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). His condition is stable as of now. Also Read - Chennai Railway Police Dance to ‘Enjoy Enjaami’ to Raise Awareness on COVID-19, Video Goes Viral | Watch
Talking to reporters, DMK leader A Raja said Karunanidhi’s blood pressure went down and hence he was shifted to the hospital. “His blood pressure is now normal and there is nothing to worry,” Raja informed media.
A medical bulletin from the hospital said that the veteran leader’s blood pressure has been stabilised with medical management and he is being treated by a team of expert doctors.
Meanwhile, a large crowd of supporters have gathered outside his residence as well as the hospital.
On July 18 Karunanidhi had undergone a procedure at a hospital in which a tracheostomy tube was replaced by a new one. Earlier on Friday, top Tamil Nadu ministers including Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and actor-politician Kamal Haasan had paid a visit to the ailing leader at his Gopalapuram residence. PM Modi, President Kovind also enquired about the health of Karunanidhi and prayed for his speedy recovery.