Tested Covid-19 positive, Condition of DMK MLA Anbazhagan remains critical

South India

The health condition of DMK MLA Thiru Anbazhagan J, who tested COVID-19 positive has deteriorated, according to the bulletin posted by the hospital in which he is being treated.


61-year-old Anbazhagan, who is currently a member of the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu, was admitted to the Dr Rela Institute  and Medical Centre, Chromepet, Chennai, on June 2.

According to hospital administration, he has admitted with severe acute respiratory distress and his COVID PCR test was positive on admission.

As per the report,  he was put on ventilator support on June 3 when his respiratory distress worsened on high flow oxygen therapy. 

“He was initially getting 90 per cent, oxygen on the ventilator which improved steadily over the next 2 days to 40 per cent. He was being weaned off gradually from the ventilator," the administration said.

"However, since Monday evening there has been a significant deterioration of his condition. His oxygen requirement has gone up once again and his cardiac function also is deteriorating requiring medicine support for blood pressure. His existing chronic kidney disease is also worsening. His condition currently is described as critical," it said.

Anbazhagan represents the Chepauk constituency in Chennai in the Tamil Nadu assembly.

Tamil Nadu continued to get record spikes of over 1,000 daily novel coronavirus cases emerging in last 24 hours. 

On Monday, with 1,562 fresh cases, the state's Covid-19 count has reached to 33,229.

According to state health department, the death toll also rose to 286 after 17 more fatalities were reported in the state in last 24 hours. 

There are currently 15,413 active cases. Apart from that, a total of 17,527 patients have been discharged/cured/migrated.


With inputs from Agency

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