He was re-admitted at 11.12 pm on Thursday

DMK chief Karunanidhi hospitalised again suffering from an infection
news Karunanidhi Friday, December 16, 2016 - 00:10

About a week after DMK Chief Karunanidhi was discharged from the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai, he has been re-admitted to the same hospital. He was admitted to the hospital in Alwarpet in Chennai just after 11pm on Thursday.

A press release by the hospital said,”DMK President and former CM of TN, Dr Kalaignar Karunanidhi has been readmitted at Kauvery hospital, today with breathing difficulty due to throat and lung infection. The treatment has been initiated to clear his infection.”

Sources in the DMK told TNM that there was nothing precarious about his situation. Earlier in the day there had been much speculation on social media that the DMK chief was critical.

“At his age, having an infection can be worrisome, so, he was taken to hospital,” a source close to Karunanidhi said.

Another source also said that he had been unable to eat and developing other complications due to the infection, because of which he has been taken to the hospital.

On December 1, Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital to continue his medical treatment for his allergic reactions to drugs. A press release by the hospital had then said that the former CM has been admitted for ‘optimization of nutrition’ and ‘hydration’. He is stable, being treated by a team of doctors and will be in hospital for a few days, the release had said.

On December 8, the DMK chief was discharged from the hospital. A statement from the hospital then said, “After medical treatment, he had improved substantially and was discharged from the hospital today. All his vital signs and biochemical parameters have normalised now. He has been advised rest and Kauvery Hospital will continue to provide the necessary medical care to facilitate his recuperation at home.”

Aged 92, Karunanidhi has been unwell for several weeks now and confined to his home. His party had earlier asked leaders and cadres not to visit him unnecessarily.