Nothing to worry about DMK chief's health, says Stalin

Nothing to worry about DMK chief's health, says Stalin

DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi meets his party workers on his 95th birthday outside his residence, in Chennai on Sunday, June 03, 2018. DMK Working President MK Stalin is also seen. (PTI File Photo)

DMK Working President MK Stalin today said his father and party chief M Karunanidhi was suffering from fever and doctors were providing medication, assuring there was nothing to worry about the 94-year-old leader's health.

"Doctors are providing medication for the fever and there is nothing to worry about or get shocked," he told reporters after visiting the DMK patriarch at his Gopalapuram residence here. "It is only a rumour.

No one need to believe it, he is at home, taking rest," he said. Stalin was responding to a query about the health status of Karunanidhi following messages doing the rounds on a messaging platform reportedly claiming deterioration in his health.

The DMK Working President said two days after Karunanidhi's return from a private hospital here, wherein he had undergone a procedure to change his tracheostomy tube, the top leader had "mild fever."

It may be recalled that on July 18 Karunanidhi had undergone a procedure at a hospital here in which a tracheostomy tube was replaced by a new one. Karunanidhi fell ill in October 2016 due to a drug-induced allergy.

The veteran leader was admitted to the hospital for "optimisation of nutrition and hydration" in the first week of December that year and later, due to a throat and lung infection. He had undergone tracheostomy, a procedure to optimise breathing.