The visits lasted till late on Thursday night after Kauvery hospital issued a statement saying that there was a ‘slight decline’ in the DMK chief’s health.

TN leaders visit Karunanidhis house in Chennai enquire about DMK chiefs healthPTI
news Politics Friday, July 27, 2018 - 09:25

A slew of political leaders visited DMK President Karunanidhi’s residence in Chennai’s Gopalapuram area to enquire about his health late on Thursday night.

This came hours after Kauvery hospital released a medical bulletin that said that there was a ‘slight decline’ in the health of the DMK chief.

“He is currently being treated for fever due to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) with intravenous antibiotics and fluids. He is being monitored and treated round the clock by a team of medical and nursing professionals, who are providing hospital-level care at his home,” read the bulletin.

After a few senior leaders of the AIADMK called on him, Tamil Manila Congress leader GK Vasan also visited the Gopalapuram residence to enquire about Karunanidhi’s health with his son and DMK Working President MK Stalin.

Leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi, Thol Thirumavalavan also dropped by to enquire about the DMK supremo’s health.

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan and Actor Sarath Kumar who is also the founder of the India Samathuva Makkal Katchi were others who visited Karunanidhi’s residence to enquire about his health.

Later in the night, President of the Coordination Committee of All Tamil Nadu Farmers Association PR Pandian and State Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party, Vasigaran also met Stalin after hearing the news about Karunanidhi's health.

Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on July 18 for a tracheotomy procedure. The hospital had then said that the former CM was admitted as part of a routine medical check-up and that the procedure has to be done every six months. He was discharged the same evening.

The DMK chief has been undergoing treatment for a lung disease for several months now. He was hospitalised in October 2016 for allergy-related ailments. In December 2016, he was admitted thrice and later underwent a tracheotomy which involved creating an opening in the windpipe to enable breathing.

After this procedure in December 2016, he requires a trachea tube replacement every six months. In 2017 he was admitted at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai for the same procedure.

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