M Karunanidhi health updates: DMK chief responding to treatment, says A Raja, asks people not to believe rumours

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M Karunanidhi health updates: DMK chief responding to treatment, says A Raja, asks people not to believe rumours
  • 23:53 (IST)

    Stalin asks people to leave hospital

    MK Stalin has asked people to leave the hospital. Other prominent leaders have also made announcements asking people to go back home, reports News18.

  • 23:41 (IST)

    DMK leader A Raja is against attempting to address the party cadre. However, his voice is being drowned by the crowd, which is shouting slogans.

  • 23:35 (IST)

    Police clearing DMK cadres from outside hospital

    The police are currently trying to clear the DMK cadres from outside the hospital.

  • 23:31 (IST)

    DMK chief's blood pressure had dropped
    Karunanidhi was hospitalised in the wee hours on Saturday after his blood pressure dropped.
    He had undergone a procedure at the Kauvery Hospital for replacement of a tracheostomy tube to help him breathe normally. 

  • 23:21 (IST)

    EPS leaving for Chennai

    Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswamy is at the Coimbatore airport, and is leaving for Chennai, News18 reports

  • 23:18 (IST)

    Stalin leaves for his home

    M Karunanidhi's son Stalin has left for his home, The Indian Express reports.

  • 23:11 (IST)

    Police lathicharge crowds gathered outside hospital

  • 23:08 (IST)

    Large number of police personnel deployed
    Hundreds of policemen are deployed in and around the hospital in upscale Alwarpet. A steady stream of DMK supporters visited the hospital since morning, but the crowd began swelling since 7:30 p.m. as news spread about the deterioration in his condition.

  • 23:00 (IST)

    'Karunanidhi's vital signs normalising'

    A recent health bulletin by the Kauvery hospital in Chennai had said that Karunanidhi's vital signs were normalising.

  • 22:59 (IST)

    A Raja asks crowd to disperse

    The DMK leader had earlier said that M Karunanidhi's condition is improving and asked people not to believe in rumours.

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's vital signs are 'normalising' but his condition is being closely observed, Kauvery Hospital in Chennai said in a short press release on Sunday evening.

The release said that there had been a 'transient setback' to his medical condition, News18 reported.

 M Karunanidhi health updates: DMK chief responding to treatment, says A Raja, asks people not to believe rumours

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu visiting M Karunanidhi in hospital. News18

A Raja, addressing the media outside the hospital, said there was no need to worry and not to believe rumours.

A large crowd has gathered outside the hospital, with many people chanting slogans praying for Karunanidhi's health. Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswamy has cancelled all his engagements and is on his way to Chennai. He is expected to reach the hospital by around 1 am, according to News18.

Karunanidhi, being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection, was shifted to the hospital from his residence early on Saturday due to a dip in blood pressure. He is continuously being monitored and treated by the panel of expert doctors in the ICU, said an earlier medical bulletin.

Earlier on Sunday, a DMK official was quoted by IANS as saying, "His condition continues to be stable. The doctors are confident that he would recover and go home."

Leaders cutting across political lines have visited Karunanidhi and wished him a speedy recovery.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Jul 29, 2018 23:53:03 IST