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Decline in DMK chief Karuna's condition, says hospital

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

DMK M Karunanidhi, admitted to a city hospital ten days ago, has suffered a decline in his medical condition and maintaining his vital organ functions "continues to be a challenge", the hospital said today.

The 94-year old former was under continious monitoring and treated with active medical support, a press release by said.

"There has been a decline in the medical condition of DMK and former M Karunanidhi. Maintaining his vital organ functions continues to remain a challenge considering his age related ailments," it said.

The DMK patriarch is on "continuous monitoring and being treated with active medical support. His response to the medical interventions over the next 24 hours will determine the prognosis," of the Hospital Dr Aravindan Selvaraj said in the release.

Karunanidhi was admitted to the hospital on July 28 following a dip in his blood pressure which later stabilised but doctors had later said due to "decline" in his general health his stay would be extended.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 18:55 IST