DMK chief Kalaignar M Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital for the first time on July 18 for change of tracheostomy tube. On July 26, the hospital said Karunanidhi was suffering from urinary tract infection and he was being treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluids. However, the DMK leader's condition turned bad on July 28 with a drop in his blood pressure and he was shifted to the hospital. He has remained there since then.
Chief Minister Palaniswami held a meeting with top officials and reviewed the situation in light of declining health of DMK President M Karunanidhi. Security has been enhanced at the hospital and the Gopalapuram residence of the nonagenarian leader in Chennai. A general alert has been sounded across Tamil Nadu. Security has been stepped up at major installations