DMK supremo M Karunanidhi has been admitted to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai for a tracheostomy procedure. The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has been admitted as part of a routine medical check-up. The procedure has to be done every six months.
Karunanidhi has been suffering from a lung disease, for which he has been undergoing the treatment for several months now.
It has been learnt that the doctors will check the veteran politicianâ€™s condition and may recommend hospitalisation or send him home based on the results.
Karunanidhiâ€™s office told TNM that it was just a one-day procedure and that he would be back home either on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.
He had been hospitalised in 2016 for allergy related ailments. In December 2016, he had undergone tracheostomy which involves creating an opening in the wind pipe to enable breathing.
It is after this that he requires a tracheo tube replacement every six months. In 2017 he had been admitted at Kauvery hospital in Chennai where he had undergone the same minor procedure. In the past few months the leaders have been actively meeting people, including political leaders. He has also been undergoing speech therapy.
In an official statement, the hospital said that Karunanidhi's tracheostomy tube would be changed. It added that he would be discharged later in the day.