DMK chief Karunanidhi discharged from Chennai hospital

The 92-year-old leader had been admitted on December 16 night for treating throat and lung infections.

DMK chief Karunanidhi discharged from Chennai hospital

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi was discharged on Friday after a weeklong stay in Kauvery Hospital, Alwarpet in Chennai. He had been admitted to the hospital on December 16 after he complained of difficulty in breathing.

He underwent tracheostomy the very next day to optimise breathing. This is for the second time that the 92-year-old DMK chief has been hospitalised within a week.

Reports said doctors removed fluid that was in the windpipe and blocking the airflow and gave the leader oxygen to support his breathing.

A release from the hospital said Karunanidhi had completed his antibiotic course. "Doctors have advised him complete rest and restriction of visitors. As he needs the tracheostomy tube for a few more weeks, medical and nursing care will continue to be provided at his home by the hospital," hospital executive director C Kannan said in the release.