BREAKING NEWS: Karunanidhi’s Health Worsens


Chennai: According to latest reports, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s health has

The Kauvery hospital, where he is admitted for more than a week, says that maintaining his vital organ functions remains a challenge keeping in mind his age-
related ailments.

The medical statement read as, “He is on continuous monitoring and being treated
with active medical support. His response to the medical intervention over the next
24 hours will determine the prognosis.”

The statement also revealed that Karunanidhi has contracted jaundice and is facing
difficulty in breathing, which is leading to a “fluctuation in his condition”.

The 94-year-old was admitted in hospital on July 28 after he contracted urinary
tract infection. After a health scare days later, the doctors had advised a longer
stay, citing “age related overall decline in his general health, altered liver
function and haematological parameters”.

Since then, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkiah Naidu and a number of
political leaders across party lines – including Congress chief Rahul Gandhi,
actor-politicians Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth — have visited him in the hospital.

Earlier on Monday, Mr Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal visited him for the first
time since he was hospitalised.