Karunanidhi health highlights: Security beefed around Kauvery Hospital, medical bulletin on DMK chief’s condition expected shortly

DMK chief M Karunanidhi health updates: Family members of the DMK leaders have also rushed to the hospital. A medical bulletin on the DMK chief's health is expected to be released shortly by the hospital.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2018 1:53:29 pm
Karunanidhi recuperating in hospital.

Security on Sunday was increased outside the DMK headquarters and Kauvery Hospital in Chennai, where former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi was admitted following a drop in blood pressure on Saturday. According to television reports, Chief Minister K Palaniswami has cancelled his events in Salem and have rushed back to the city. Family members of the DMK leaders have also rushed to the hospital. A medical bulletin on the DMK chief’s health is expected to be released shortly by the hospital.

Earlier in the day, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu visited the ailing DMK leader. “Visited Kauveri Hospital and met former Chief Minister Thiru Kalaignar Karunanidhi. Met his family members and doctors and enquired about his health. Doctors said he is stable. Wish him a speedy recovery,” Naidu tweeted after his visit.

Besides Naidu, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, BJP leader Muralidhar Rao and the party’s Tamil Nadu unit party president Tamilisai Soundararajan also visited the hospital. “I came here on behalf of the TMC and Mamata Banerjee. I met M K Stalin and Kanimozhi and inquired about Karunanidhi’s health,” Derek said.

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Hospital authorities said, "Karunanidhi's health condition continues to remain stable with ongoing active medical support". Follow this space for latest updates. Read in Tamil, Malayalam

22:03 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Kauvery Hospital's latest medical bulletin on Karunanidhi's health

21:58 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Kauvery Hospital releases medical bulletin

There was a transient setback in the clinical condition of Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi, DMK President and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. With active medical support, his vital signs are normalising. He continues to be closely monitored and treated by the panel of expert doctors," Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of the hospital, said in a press release.

21:44 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Leaves of police cancelled: Report

According to India Today Television, the leaves of the state police personnel have been cancelled.

21:42 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Trouble breathing normally: Report

According to reports, the former CM is experiencing trouble breathing normally.

21:30 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
CM Palaniswami rushes back to Chennai, Karunanidhi's kin leaves for hospital

According to India Today Television, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has cancelled his events in Salem and have rushed back to Chennai. Family members of Karunanidhi have also rushed to the hospital. Stalin, Alagiri and Kanimozhi also at present at the spot.

21:15 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
CM Palaniswami rushes back to Chennai

According to the television channel, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has cancelled his events in Salem and have rushed back to Chennai.

21:11 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Medical bulletin on Karunanidhi's health to be released shortly

According to India Today Television, Kauvery Hospital is likely to release a medical bulletin on the health of the DMK patriarch soon.

21:09 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Visuals from outside Kauvery Hospital
21:03 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Karunanidhi's family rushes to Kauvery Hospital

According to the television channel, Karunanidhi's family have rushed to the hospital. Stalin, Alagiri and Kanimozhi also at present at the spot.

20:40 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
P Chidambaram visits Karunanidhi in hospital

According to India Today Television, former finance minister P Chidambaram also visited the DMK supremo at the hospital on Sunday. Security has been increased in the area.

18:37 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Odisha MP Baijayant Jay Panda visits Karunanidhi

Odisha MP Baijayant Jay Panda also arrived at the hospital to visit the DMK supremo. "I came here to convey my best wishes for Karunanidhi Ji's speedy recovery. He has played a tremendous role in the social transformation and economic development of the nation. I also met MK Stalin, Kanimozhi and other DMK leaders," he later told reporters.

14:43 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
First image of Karunanidhi in hospital

The first image of Karunanidhi in hospital has been released by his official Twitter handle.  It was taken when V-P Venkaiah Naidu paid him a visit earlier today afternoon. 

13:15 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
"Doctors said he (Karunanidhi) is stable": Venkaiah Naidu tweets

Venkaiah Naidu tweeted from his official handle regarding his visit to see Karunanidhi in the hospital and wished him a speedy recovery. Naidu also met Stalin and party chief's other family members.

12:43 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Vaiko visits Karunanidhi

According to a Puthiya Thalamurai tweet, MDMK Founder and Senior Tamil Nadu leader Vaiko visited Karunanidhi in Kauvery hospital. Vaiko, earlier has said that his party would work closely with DMK and that the DMK patriarch had 'nurtured' Vaiko into politics. 

11:35 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Derek O'Brien met Stalin, Kanimozhi at the hospital
11:16 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
TMC leader Derek O'Brien visits DMK Chief in Kauvery hospital

According to a ANI tweet, TMC leader Derek O'Brien visited Karunanidhi at Kauvery hospital. "I came here on behalf of TMC and Mamata Banerjee. I met MK Stalin and Kanimozhi and inquired about his health," he said.

10:43 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Karunanidhi is good: Senior BJP leader La Ganesan

Senior BJP leader La Ganesan said that Karunanidhi (health) is good and is hoping to recover soon.

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10:26 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
DMK supporters gather outside Kauvery hospital waiting for some news regarding party chief's health
09:05 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Venkaiah Naidu arrives in Chennai to meet Karunanidhi

Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu to inquire about Karunanidhi's health. Naidu was welcomed by Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam and Governor Banwarilal Purohit, according to PuthiyaThalamurai tweet

07:52 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Shatrughan Sinha tweets speedy recovery for Karunanidhi

BJP leader and Former Lok Sabha Shatrughan Sinha tweeted out for a speedy recovery of Karunanidhi

06:47 (IST) 29 Jul 2018
Venkaiah Naidu to meet Karunanidhi today
21:29 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
Here's everything that happened today:

After reports emerged that Karunanidhi has been hospitalised, a huge crowd of DMK supporters have camped outside the Kauvery hospital praying for his health and shouting party slogans. There is increased deployment of police at the hospital as well. Read full report here

20:55 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
Kerala CM wishes Karunanidhi speedy recovery

Earlier in the day, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wished a speedy recovery to the former CM. "CM Pinarayi Vijayan wished a quick recovery to former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK leader M Karunanidhi who is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Chennai," the chief minister's office tweeted.

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20:45 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
Kauvery Hospital issues fresh medical bulletin

20:13 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
Karunanidhi's health condition continues to remain stable: Kauvery Hospital

In a fresh medical bulletin released later in the day, the hospital said, "DMK President and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Kalignar Dr M Karunanidhi's health condition continues to remain stable with ongoing active medical support. He is continuously being monitored and treated by the panel of expert doctors in the Intensive Care Unit."

18:50 (IST) 28 Jul 2018

For the past two years, the DMK president has not been making any public appearance owing to his ill health, but he still holds the top post in the Dravidian party.

18:13 (IST) 28 Jul 2018

A few days ago, the DMK chief underwent a procedure to change his tracheostomy tube to help him in breathing. Karunanidhi, who is addressed as 'Kalaignar' (artiste) by his supporters, followers and some politicians, entered his 50th year as party chief on Friday.

17:37 (IST) 28 Jul 2018

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran visits Karunanidhi at the hospital on Saturday. (PTI)

16:56 (IST) 28 Jul 2018

DMK supporters raise a placard outside the hospital where Karunanidhi is being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection, in Chennai, on Saturday. (PTI)

16:54 (IST) 28 Jul 2018

DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan with senior leaders visit DMK chief M Karunanidhi at the hospital on Saturday. (PTI)

16:32 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
'Long live Thalaivar'

After receiving the news about Karunanidhi being admitted to hospital, party cadre from various parts of the state poured in there chanting "long live Thalaivar" (leader).

16:27 (IST) 28 Jul 2018

State Health Minister C Vijayabaskar too wished the DMK supremo a speedy recovery. Actors including Prabhu and Nasser also paid a visit to the hospital.

16:06 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
Yashwant Sinha recalls meeting with Karunanidhi

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha also wished the former Tamil Nadu a speedy recovery. "Wish speedy recovery to Sri Karunanidhi. Fondly recall my meeting with him recently," he tweeted.

16:01 (IST) 28 Jul 2018

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses the media after a meet with DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday. (PTI)

15:43 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
CM Palaniswami assures support

Chief Minister K Palaniswami told reporters in Salem that the Tamil Nadu government is ready to provide all possible medical assistance to the ailing DMK patriarch.

15:31 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets MK Stalin in Kauvery hospital
13:30 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
In Pictures: TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit meets M K Stalin

Tamil Nadu Governor with M K Stalin, Kanimozhi
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit visited Kauvery hospital where Karunanidhi is admitted

12:59 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
Tamil Nadu governor visits Karunanidhi in hospital, meets Stalin, Kanimozhi
12:31 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
A Tamil wekly editor tells ANI, 'our writing is that he (Karunanidhi) is on life support'

Editor of tamil weekly Thuglaq told ANI,

12:14 (IST) 28 Jul 2018
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad visits Karunanidhi in hospital

DMK Patriarch and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi fell ill in October 2016 due to a drug-induced allergy and has been undergoing continuous treatment at his Gopalapuram residence. The leader has been admitted to the hospital multiple times over the past two years. He had undergone tracheostomy, a procedure to optimise breathing.