DMK chief Karunanidhi undergoes tracheostomy for better breathing

On December 1, he was first admitted to the same hospital for optimisation of nutrition and hydration and was discharged after he improved substantially.

DMK chief Karunanidhi undergoes tracheostomy for better breathing

DMK president M. Karunanidhi underwent a tracheostomy procedure to optimise breathing after he was re-admitted to Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet in Chennai on Thursday night following complaints of difficulty in breathing due to throat and lung infection.

“Treatment has been initiated to clear his infection. He is stable and is being treated by a team of doctors,” a bulletin issued by S. Aravindan, executive director of the hospital, said, according to a report in

The Hindu.

He was rushed in an ambulance from his Gopalapuram residence to the hospital past 11.10 pm on Thursday. The 93-year-old leader’s son and DMK treasurer MK Stalin, daughter nd Rajya Sabha member from Tamil Nadu M Kanimozhi and some senior party leaders accompanied him, according to a police source.

Kanimozhi told ANI that Karunanidhi had some lung infection and breathing difficulty, adding that he was much better now.

This is for the second time that the 93-year old DMK chief has been admitted in a gap of one week.
 On December 1, he was first admitted to the same hospital for optimisation of nutrition and hydration and was discharged on the night of December 7 and advised rest for a few days. The DMK had, in a release then, appealed to well wishers not to call on him until he recuperates.