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DMK Chief Karunanidhi admitted to hospital due to drug allergy

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister will receive treatment at a private hospital in Chennai for the next few days

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK Supremo Karunanidhi . (Photo: PTI)

President was on Thursday for further treatment of a drug-induced allergy that has virtually kept him out of public activities for the past one month.

The 93 year-old former chief minister will be in hospital for the next few days, and the private hospital, where he had been admitted early this morning, said.

"Kalaignar (Karunanidhi), who had received treatment (at home) for the allergy and was taking rest, has been admitted to Kauvery Hospital to undergo further tests and related treatments," the said in a release.

The hospital said Karunanidhi was "admitted for optimisation of nutrition and hydration" and was being treated by a team of doctors.

"He is stable and being treated by a team of doctors. He will be in the hospital for a few days," Kauvery Hospital Executive Director Aravindan Selvaraj said in a release.

urged party workers, friends and visitors to avoid meeting Karunanidhi "as he needs to be for a few days."

On October 25, had announced that Karunanidhi was suffering from allergy "caused by a medicine he has been using" and advised rest by doctors.

The leader, who is seen regularly in the public, has since confined himself to his home, although he had been issuing statements and reacting on key matters such as demonetisation.

He had also skipped campaigning in the elections to three Assembly seats last month. Ruling AIADMK won all three constituencies.

First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 15:14 IST