Karunanidhi undergoes tracheostomy to help with breathing1 min read . Updated: 17 Dec 2016, 10:36 AM IST
Karunanidhi undergoes tracheostomy, a medical procedure that involves creating an opening in the neck to enable breathing
Chennai: DMK president M. Karunanidhi, who was admitted at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai, has undergone tracheostomy, said a release from the hospital authorities on Friday.
Karunanidhi was “readmitted at Kauvery Hospital, Alwarpet, Chennai, on 15 December with breathing difficulty due to throat and lung infection has undergone tracheostomy to optimize breathing."
“He is stable, on antibiotics and is being treated by a team of doctors," said a release from Dr. S. Aravindan, executive director, Kauvery Hospital.
Tracheostomy is a medical procedure that involves creating an opening in the neck to enable breathing.
In the last 15 days, this is for the second time that the DMK chief has been hospitalized. Earlier in the month he was admitted “for optimization of nutrition and hydration". He had then stayed in hospital from 1 to 7 December. The 92-year old leader has not been seen in public after he developed drug allergy on 25 October.
Last week, the DMK had announced that its top decision-making body, General Council, will meet on 20 December to discuss “constructive activities" of the party.
Party sources had earlier told this correspondent —in a first such meeting after the party’s electoral loss in the May 2016 assembly polls—that there may be an elevation in the rank of the DMK treasurer and son of Karunanidhi, M.K. Stalin.