DMK MLA J Anbazhagan succumbs to coronavirus-related complications week after being put on ventilator support

DMK legislator J Anbazhagan died of COVID-19 in Chennai on Wednesday, a private hospital said

Press Trust of India June 10, 2020 11:27:22 IST
DMK MLA J Anbazhagan succumbs to coronavirus-related complications week after being put on ventilator support

Chennai: DMK legislator J Anbazhagan died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a private hospital said.

"The 61-year old MLA, who has been fighting for his life with severe COVID-19 pneumonia rapidly deteriorated early this morning. Inspite of full medical support, including mechanical ventilation at our COVID-19 facility, he succumbed to his illness," Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre said in a statement.

DMK President MK Stalin condoled the Chepauk-Triplicane MLA's death and paid rich tributes to him.

Anbazhagan, who had co-morbidities including chronic kidney disease, was put on ventilator support on 3 June after his respiratory distress worsened.

After showing improvement, his health condition deteriorated significantly on Monday.

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