The latest medical bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital on Monday evening said that there has been a decline in Kalaignar's health condition and that the next 24 hours will be crucial.
"There has been a decline in the medical condition of Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi, DMK President and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Maintaining his vital organ functions continues to remain a challenge considering his age-related ailments. He is on continuous monitoring and is being treated with active medical support. His response to the medical interventions over the next 24 hours will determine the prognosis," said the statement.
The DMK supremo was taken to Kauvery hospital in the wee hours of July 26 due to low blood pressure. He was resuscitated and his condition was made stable in the hospital. The hospital stated that he had contracted Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and had fever because of it.
While the 94-year-old leader’s health deteriorated on July 29 it was normalised with constant medical support through the course of the day.
Scores of DMK supporters continue to stand vigil in front of Kauvery Hospital since he was admitted, with many raising slogans for their leader to get well soon. They also undertook group prayers in the nearby temples and shaved their heads praying for Karunanidhi’s wellbeing.
Political leaders from across the spectrum have been visiting the leader in the hospital in the past two weeks to enquire about Karunanidhi’s health. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit, TN Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among the leaders who visited Karunanidhi in person to enquire about his health.