The photograph shows Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Governor Banwarilal Purohit visiting the ailing leader.

First image of Karunanidhi in hospital released leader remains stable
news Health Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 15:19

Two days after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar M Karunanidhi was rushed to hospital for emergency medical treatment, a photograph of the ailing leader has been released. The photo, tweeted by those managing the official Twitter account of Karunanidhi, shows Vice President Venkaiah Naidu paying the ailing leader a visit.

The photograph, taken at the Intensive Care Unit of the Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai shows Venkaiah Naidu along with Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit looking on at the resting Karunanidhi.

Present along with them are Karunanidhi's family members, son and DMK Working President MK Stalin, daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi and his partner Rajathiammal.

Two nursing staff are also seen in the background.

Karunanidhi's health experienced a slight decline on Thursday evening, said a medical bulletin from Kauvery Hospital. Several leaders visited the former Chief Minister's Gopalapuram residence to ask after his health. The following day, MK Stalin had told media persons that there was an improvement in the leader's health.

However, in the wee hours of Saturday, the leader took ill once again. He was rushed in an ambulance to Kauvery Hospital. A medical bulletin released at 2.30 am on Saturday said that the DMK president was being treated at the Intensive Care Unit following a drop in blood pressure. His condition stabilised soon after, said the hospital.

On Saturday evening, another medical bulletin was released which stated that Karunanidhi's health condition continues to remain stable with ongoing active medical support. He is continuously being monitored and treated by the panel of expert doctors in the ICU.

Venkaiah Naidu visited the leader on Sunday morning.

Leaders and personalities who have visited Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram residence in Chennai include: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, Electricity Minister P Thangamani, Minister for Municipal Administration SP Velumani, Tamil Manila Congress leader GK Vasan, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan, actor and All-India Samathuva Makkal Katchi chief Sarath Kumar, actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan, social activist Traffic Ramaswamy, actor and Congress spokesperson Khushbu, actor Vikram, senior journalist N Ram, Communist Party of India( Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others.