DMK chief M Karunanidhi was discharged from Kauvery Hospital around 4:30pm on Friday in Chennai. He was admitted to the hospital with breathing difficulties on December 16 owing to a throat and lung infection.
In a press release issued by the hospital, says that Karunanidhi has recovered well from the breathing difficulty he had due to throat and lung infection. Moreover, the antibiotic course has been completed.
It also states, âDoctors have advised him complete rest and restriction of visitors. As he needs tracheostomy tube for few more weeks, medical and nursing care will continue to be provided at home by Kauvery Hospital.â
The last medical bulletin released by the hospital on Wednesday carried a picture of Karunanidhi watching TV along with doctors and medical staff. The bulletin had stated that he would be discharged after completing his course of anti-biotics.
On October 25, the party had announced that he was ill due to a drug-induced allergy, and asked its members to avoid visiting him. The drugs he was allergic to, were those he was regularly taking. Since then, Karunanidhi has been largely confined to his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai.
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 âoptimization of nutritionâ and âhydrationâ. He is stable, being treated by a team of doctors and will be in hospital for a few days, the release had said.