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DMK MLA tests positive for COVID-19, on ventilator support

A DMK legislator has tested positive for coronavirus and he is on ventilatory support battling severe acute respiratory distress, a the hospital said here on Thursday.

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Chennai Published on: June 04, 2020 20:40 IST
DMK MLA tests positive for COVID-19
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DMK MLA tests positive for COVID-19

A DMK legislator has tested positive for coronavirus and he is on ventilatory support battling severe acute respiratory distress, a hospital said here on Thursday. The 61-year-old, a senior party leader in the state capital, was admitted on June 2, Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre said in a statement.

He was having severe acute respiratory distress and his COVID PCR test was positive at the time of admission, hospital's Chief Executive Officer Dr Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy said.

Initially, he was managed with oxygen therapy through facemask and later on, he was put on ventilator support as his respiratory distress worsened, the hospital said.

"He is currently getting 80 per cent of oxygen through the ventilator and his condition remains unchanged for the last 24 hours."

The legislator is a well-known DMK leader and he is also among the party's district secretaries here.

An articulate member in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, he has successfully organised a slew of DMK events and is close to party president M K Stalin.

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