The Kauvery Hospital on Monday evening said maintaining the vital organs of 94-year-old DMK patriarch and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi “continues to remain a challenge, considering his age-related ailments” and “his response to medical intervention over the next 24 hours will determine the prognosis”.
A bulletin said there had been a decline in his. He was being monitored continuously treated with active medical support. However, his response to the treatment in the next 24 hours would determine the prognosis, it said.
In lay terms, it means doctors will know by Tuesday evening whether he can be saved. As the news that Karunanidhi’s condition had turned critical spread, DMK cadres gathered in large numbers outside the hospital and prayed for his recovery.