Karunanidhi recovering well after spinal cord surgery

February 11th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghChennai, Feb 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi is recovering well after a four-hour invasive surgery on his spinal cord Wednesday, an official statement said here.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were informed about Karunanidhi’s health by his daughter and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and former union minister Dayanidhi Maran over phone.

The chief minister is receiving further medical attention in the intensive care unit of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital here, the statement added.

State Finance Minister and ruling DMK general secretary K. Anbazhagan thanked the team of 14 doctors led by A. Jaiswal and S.S.K. Marthandam for their efforts.

Anbazhagan also requested party workers to desist from calling on the 84-year-old patriarch till his complete recovery, that may take about a week.

“The chief minister will return to official duties shortly,” Anbazhagan added.

Karunanidhi was advised rest following acute pain in his spinal cord for the past 10 days.

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