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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.

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

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.

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