Vijayakanth admitted to hospital in Chennai

DMDK, in a statement, said that his condition is stable.

Updated - May 19, 2021 11:33 am IST

Published - May 19, 2021 09:53 am IST - Chennai

DMDK chief Vijayakanth

DMDK chief Vijayakanth

DMDK president Vijayakanth was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai early on Wednesday morning.

Sources at the MIOT hospital said Mr. Vijayakanth had been admitted with fever. He tested negative for COVID-19 and his chest CT scan showed negative for COVID-related pneumonia. He is being evaluated and is currently stable in a private room.

While media reports suggested that the actor-politician had complained of breathlessness and was therefore rushed to hospital, DMDK, in a statement, claimed that he was admitted for a routine health check up.

The statement added that doctors had informed his family that his condition was improving.

The party further said Mr. Vijayakanth is likely to be discharged after treatment in a day or two.

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