Karunanidhi stable after tracheotomy procedure

Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) DMK President M. Karunanidhi on Friday underwent tracheotomy procedure to optimise breathing and his condition is now stable, doctors said.

Karunanidhi, 92, was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on Thursday night due with breathing difficulty as well as throat and lung infection, said the hospital.

He underwent tracheotomy to optimise breathing.

“He is stable, on antibiotics and is being treated by a team of doctors,” the hospital said.

Karunanidhi’s second spell of hospitalisation this month comes after a short interval.

It was on December 7 that Karunanidhi was discharged from the hospital after being admitted on December 1.