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Karunanidhi health extremely critical and unstable, says Kauvery hospital officials; DMK workers gather outside hospital

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 August 2018, 17:01 IST

DMK president M Karunanidhi's health has witnessed a significant decline in the clinical condition of Dr M Karunanidhi over the last few hours. He is 'extremely critical and unstable, Kauvery hospital officials have said, a day after the politician's health worsened. The 94-year-old over the last few hours and his vitals were deteriorating "despite maximum medical support", said the Kauvery hospital, where the five-time chief minister was admitted on July 28.

"Ezhundhu Vaa Thalaivaa" (Awake, our leader) and "Vaa, Vaa, Gopalapuram Polaam Vaa" (Come, Come, let's go to Gopalapuram) were among the slogans raised by the emotionally-charged crowd, referring to Karunanidhi's neighbourhood.


"We want to hear the good news about our leader's health. That is why we are here," said a party member.

"There has been a decline in the medical condition of Karunanidhi. Maintaining his vital organ functions continues to remain a challenge considering his age-related ailments," said the hospital statement.

The 94-year-old Karunanidhi has been DMK president from last 50 years and now has been in ICU since July 28 when he was rushed following a dip in his blood pressure. “There has been a decline in the medical condition of M. Karunanidhi. Maintaining his vital organ functions continues to remain a challenge considering his age-related ailments,” said Kauvery's executive director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj in a bulletin released at 6.30 pm on Monday.

DMK workers gather outside Kauvery Hospital as hospital releases statement that M Karunanidhi's health has deteriorated further.

Since the DMK chief has been hospitalized all the senior party leaders, including his daughter Kanimozhi, his son and expelled DMK leader, MK Alagiri, have been visiting the ailing father on daily basis.

 

Also read: Karunanidhi's health witness major declines, next 24 hours critical; Kanimozhi meets people gathered outside Kauvery Hospital

First published: 7 August 2018, 17:01 IST
 
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