After Jayalalithaa, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi ill due to allergy

A statement released from DMK headquarters on Tuesday read:"President Kalaignar (Karunanidhi) is ill because of an allergy caused by a medicine he is using and is taking rest."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 8:52 pm


DMK, Karunanidhi, Karunanidhi health, DMK Karunanidhi health, Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi news DMK President M Karunanidhi (Source: File Photo)

DMK on Tuesday announced that party president M Karunanidhi is ill due a drug induced allergy. Doctors have advised him to take rest, the party said. The party also requested people to avoid visiting him and cooperate. A statement released from DMK headquarters on Tuesday read: “President Kalaignar (Karunanidhi) is ill because of an allergy caused by a medicine he is using and is taking rest.”

The statement said that the allergy, for the past few weeks is due to one of the drugs he is taking. “Doctors have advised him to take rest for some more days. Hence, visitors should avoid making a visit to him and cooperate,” the release said. This development comes a month after AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was admitted in the Apollo hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.

Apollo Hospital had issued a release recently stating that the CM is progressing gradually. A Raj Bhavan release also stated that, “Dr Pratap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, had briefed the Governor on the treatment being given to Jayalalithaa by a team of experts including doctors of Critical Care Group, senior cardiologist, senior respiratory physician, dieticians and diabetologist, among others.”

Reddy told the Governor that Jayalalithaa “continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy,” it said.

(With PTI inputs)

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  1. N
    Oct 25, 2016 at 8:04 pm
    He should live long as he is against brahmins.
    1. M
      Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
      Oct 25, 2016 at 11:25 pm
      Since I am not a doctor I cannot say whether it could be allergy suddenly developed to one medicine he has been taking all these years. I feel the system should have adjusted to that. What I think is that his allergy is the permanent one. Exposure to JJ. And the best way to remove that is to give a full dose of the allergen. For that purpose he should get admitted to Apollo Hospital and get a room next to JJ's room. If Skala is already camping there she can be driven out. Keep the interconnecting door between open always so that he can look at the allergen always. Soon he will get rid of his allergy;br/gt;Meanwhile his followers can pitch tents on the side opposite to that of JJ's followers. And 'Amma Canteens Pvt. Ltd' can also be asked to pitch a kitchen tent nearby to give breakfast, lunch and dinner to both sides. Free of course ! In between the food they can perform pitched battles also.
      1. A
        Oct 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm
        How many people have pra for his quick wellness.
        1. G
          Oct 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm
          perusu ne pattuku deepavali leave kehuthathe oru varam tiketu vangiko okva
        2. V
          Venkataraman Jagadesan
          Oct 25, 2016 at 11:34 pm
          This is called allergy syndrome. Mr MK was hoping that his son will sit at the throne but it did not happen and the allergy for power started immediately to the THALAIVER. He expected some unexpected things to happen and he could organize defection and stage a coup in favor of his son and this also did not happen. Now he wants to go and stay in the Hospital to keep a watch on Madam and keep dreaming of his son becoming the big boss of TN and surely that wll not happen. TN people are allergical to all these leaders. Jai Hind.
          1. P
            Oct 25, 2016 at 3:46 pm
            Karu thinks he is immortal and he was mocking at AMMA all these days. Few years ago when he was CM, he was saying “thinnai kaali agaathu” – meaning that his seat wont be vacant. But now he is also sick and at least now he has to understand that he is not immortal
            1. R
              Ravi Shankar
              Oct 25, 2016 at 8:53 pm
              He has to die precisely due to that
            2. R
              Oct 25, 2016 at 5:18 pm
              They always compete with each other. Let's who wins ?
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