DMK chief Karunanidhi hospitalised in Chennai, likely to be discharged today

Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi was on Wednesday admitted to a hospital to undergo a minor procedure, an official said.

File image of Karunanidhi. PTI

File image of Karunanidhi. PTI

The nonagenarian leader "has been admitted for a minor procedure — change of (Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy) PEG tube. He will be discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday," Kauvery Hospital Executive Director S Aravindan said in a statement.

The veteran leader was previously admitted in December to undergo a tracheotomy, a procedure where a hole is made in the windpipe to remove fluid congestions caused by a bacterial infection and administer oxygen, to help optimise breathing.

The veteran leader has been ill since last year due and has been getting treatment at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai.

Published Date: Aug 16, 2017 10:17 AM | Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 10:17 AM

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