Karunanidhi’s condition declines, coming 24 hours a challenge says Kauvery Hospital doctors.

Chennai: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s condition has further declined, making it difficult for doctors to keep his “vital organs functioning”, the Kauvery Hospital said on Monday evening, triggering yet another scare over Kalaignar’s health across Tamil Nadu.

“His response to the medical interventions over the next 24 hours will determine the prognosis,” Executive Director of the Hospital Dr Aravindan Selvaraj said in the medical bulletin.
The hospital has said that the next 24 hours could be crucial for the veteran politician. The latest health update immediately led to hundreds of DMK supporters gathering at the hospital premises, who then continued to wait till late in the night.

The 94-year-old five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister is being continuously monitored and treated with active medical support, a press release issued by the hospital said.

Karunanidhi was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on July 28 following a dip in blood pressure, which stabilised following medical intervention.

The hospital had, however, said on July 31 that an extended stay could be necessary due to age-related overall decline in his general health, altered liver function and haematological parameters.