Karunanidhi’s condition extremely critical: Hospital

Chennai: The condition of DMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi is “extremely critical and unstable”, the Kauvery Hospital said on Tuesday evening.

“There has been significant decline in the clinical condition of Karunanidhi over the last few hours. Despite maximum medical support, his vital organ functions continue to deteriorate. His condition is extremely critical and unstable,” a hospital statement said.

The Tamil Nadu Police chief has ordered maximum deployment of the police force across the state following the announcement of Kauvery Hospital on the DMK chief’s deteriorating health.

A circular issued by Director General of Police T.K. Rajendran asked all Superintendents of Police, City Police Commissioners and others to direct officials under them to report to them immediately in uniform without delay.

The Zonal Inspector Generals of Police have been asked to utilize manpower within the zone depending upon the requirement.

The direction assumes significance with Karunanidhi’s health condition turning “extremely critical”. He has been admitted to the Kauvery Hospital here since July 28.