Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, admitted for a routine annual medical check-up at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai a day earlier, was discharged on Saturday evening.
Vijayan was admitted at 11:55 pm on March 2 for the check-up, the hospital had said in a medical bulletin earlier. The statement added that Vijayan, a Communist Party of India-Marxist leader, would be discharged on Sunday. However, he was seemingly discharged earlier than previously expected.
The bulletin was signed by Dr RK Venkatesalam, who is Joint Director Medical Services at Apollo Main Hospital.
According to reports, Pinarayi Vijayan was admitted following a dip in his blood count.
Earlier an official of the hospital told IANS that Vijayan was admitted under an urologist and his check-ups were still going on.
The CM's office initially maintained that Pinarayi Vijayan hasn't been admitted to hospital, but it was his wife who was taken to Apollo Hospital for a check-up.
Later on Saturday evening, Pinarayi and his wife left the hospital and travelled to the state guest house in Chennai.
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan visited the Kerala CM at the state guest house and inquired about his health. His newly launched party Makkal Needhi Maiam's Twitter handle posted pictures of the meeting.
In the run-up to his party launch, the actor turned politician had met with Chief Minister Pinarayi last year and had sought his advice on politics.
On Friday, the Kerala Chief Minister had visited the family of Madhu, a victim of mob justice at Attappadi in Palakkad. Announcing a slew of tribal welfare measures following the visit, Pinarayi also promised to take strict action against the perpetrators of the crime. Madhu was beaten to death by a mob, who accused him of stealing groceries. He died on his way to the police station.