DMK chief M Karunanidhi health update: Thousands of party supporters gathered outside the hospital
Two days after DMK chief M Karunanidhi was transferred to Kauvery Hosiptal from his Chennai residence, the 94-year-old leaders' health, according to hospital, had a "transient setback" late on Sunday evening. A health bulletin by the hospital stated that Mr Karunanidhi's condition was improving and he will be closely monitored. Thousands of party supporters gathered outside the hospital where Mr Karunanidhi is being treated. MK Stalin also issued an advisory to the supporters appealing to stay clam and not create inconvenience to the public.
Mr Karunanidhi, a five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, was recovering from a long illness when he contracted the infection and developed a fever.
Here are the live updates of DMK Chief M Karunanidhi's Health:
Spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev left hospital. It is not clear whether he visited M Karunanidhi or just his family.
Despite being an athiest, M Karunanidhi has won over spiritual and religious leaders.
E Palaniswami, while addressing the media, said that M Karunanidhi is now stable.
The last bulletin the Kauvery hospital gave, said that he was returning to normalcy.
M Karunanidhi was initially treated for Urinary Tract Infection or UTI. The hospital bulletin has not discussed this.
Police have been deployed. Areas have been earmarked for DMK partymen and media persons.
People from rural areas have reached the hospital and have been shouting 'Rise Up', to energise M Karunanidhi.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister E Pannerselvam have now left hospital.
MK Stalin is also in Kauvery hospital.
E Pannerselvam and O Palaniswami have arrived at Kauvery hospital. Many ministers have arrived as well, including KA Sengottaiyan, C Vijayabaskar and D Jayakumar.
DMK Chief Karunanidhi Better Now, Says Hospital After Health Scare
Thousands of supporters gathered outside Chennai's Kauvery hospital on Sunday evening as ailing DMK chief M Karunanidhi's condition took a turn for the worse. The veteran leader's family, too, had reached the hospital and Chief Minister E Palaniswami cut short his tour to Salem and headed for Chennai. In a late night statement, the hospital said his health stabilised. Calling it a "transient setback", the hospital said Mr Karunanidhi was improving."
Crowds outside Kauvery hospital, where M Karunanidhi is admitted Kauvery hospital where Karunanidhi is still admitted
Before entering the Kauvery hospital, DMK's east district unit in-charge A Raja urged people not to believe in rumours
The crowd outside the hospital who tried to barge inside the hospital was lathi-charged by the police deployed to avoid or control any unwelcome situation. DMK cadres clashed with police personnel outside the hospital. Crowd also gathered outside DMK chief 's Gopalapuram resident. Heavy security has been deployed at hospital and Karunanidhi's residence: news agency ANI (PTI file photo)
According to reports, DMK leaders including MK Stalin, MK Alagiri, Durai Murugan, Kanimozhi, TR Baalu and TKS Elangovan have left the hospital.
The Kauvery Hospital, where ailing DMK chief is admitted had said that the health of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu is normalising.
Meanwhile, DMK supporters who have gathered outside the hospital said that will stay there till their chief is discharged.
Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad met DMK leaders MK Stalin and Kanimozhi at Kauvery hospital on Saturday where their father and party chief M Karunanidhi is being treated. (PTI)
Chennai: DMK supporters outside Kauvery hospital on Sunday, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated (PTI Image)
PM Modi had enquired about Karunanidhi's health on Friday and tweeted, "Spoke to Thiru @mkstalin and Kanimozhi Ji. Enquired about the health of Kalaignar Karunanidhi Ji and offered any assistance required. I pray for his quick recovery and good health. @kalaignar89"
On Friday, the ruling AIADMK's O Panneerselvam and fisheries minister D Jayakumar were among the first to reach his residence after news about his health. In photographs that had emerged, the deputy chief minister and his cabinet colleague were seen sitting in a room with MK Stalin and other senior DMK leaders.
Venkiah Naidu visited the DMK leader, after which a tweet by the managers of Mr Karunanidhi's official handle tweeted: "Hon'ble Vice President Venkiah Naidu, Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit met and enquired about our leader Kalignar's health (sic).".
On Thursday evening, politicians across party lines made a beeline for his home after he fell ill. Among them were ruling party leaders like O Panneerselvam and fisheries minister D Jayakumar;
Statement issued by Kauvery Hospital late on Sunday night after a health scare.
DMK Chief Karunanidhi Better Now, Hospital Says After Health Scare
Thousands of supporters gathered outside Chennai's Kauvery hospital as ailing DMK chief M Karunanidhi's condition, sources said, took a turn for the worse. But in a late night statement, the hospital said his condition has stabilised. Calling it a "transient setback", the hospital said Mr Karunanidhi's condition is improving.
M K Stalin appeals for calm:
- Kaaruninidhi's condition stable after unexpected temporary setback
- Give no place for untoward incidents. Don't inconvenience public.
- Maintain peace and cooperate with police
A five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr Karunanidhi was recovering from a long illness when he contracted the infection and developed a fever. For more than a year, he has not made any public appearance except occasional visits to his party office. He was admitted in hospital last on July 18 for a change of tracheostomy tube.
In a photograph released by his party this morning, the 95-year-old was seen for the first time since his hospitalization on Friday.
DMK Chief M Karunanidhi was transferred to the hospital post Friday midnight. He has been closely monitored by a group of doctors. He was initially admitted to Kauvery Hospital after a drop in blood pressure.
His family had said yesterday. A statement from the hospital also confirmed that his blood pressure has stabilised.
Thousands of supporters continue to gather outside Chennai's kauvery hospital. MK stalin issued an appeal urging party supporters to disperse without causing inconvenience to the public