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DMK chief M Karunanidhi admitted to hospital in Chennai

Karunanidhi, 94, has been facing health issues since last October and has not participated in any public function since then.

Written by: India TV Politics Desk, Chennai [Published on:16 Aug 2017, 11:17 AM IST]
DMK chief M Karunanidhi admitted to hospital in Chennai
DMK chief M Karunanidhi admitted to hospital in Chennai

DMK president and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi was today admitted to a hospital for undergoing a minor procedure. The 93-year-old leader has been ailing since last year and was being treated at his Gopalapuram residence here. 

“The former chief minister has been admitted for a minor procedure - change of (Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy) PEG tube. He will be discharged from the hospital later today," Kauvery Hospital Executive Director S Aravindan said in a statement.

Karunanidhi, 94, has been facing health issues since last October and has not participated in any public function since then. He was diagnosed with allergy caused by a drug he had been using and was advised rest.

The DMK patriarch was also unable to cast his vote in the July 17 Presidential election.

In December, he received a week-long treatment for breathing difficulty caused by throat and lung infections and has been recuperating at his home in Chennai since then.