Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, Who Tested Covid-19 Positive, Put on Life Support

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Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R. Doraikkannu, 72, a Covid-19 patient is on ECMO and ventilator support, said a senior official of Kauvery Hospital on Sunday.

In a statement issued here, Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director said Doraikkannu was admitted to the hospital on October 13 with serious breathlessness and tested Covid-19 positive.

"He has multiple comorbidities and the latest CT scan shows 90% lung involvement. He is currently on ECMO and Ventilator, receiving maximum support," Selvaraj said.

Doraikkannu was taken to a hospital in Villupuram district after he complained of chest pain and breathing problem. He had complained of ill-health while he was travelling to Salem to pay homage to Chief Minister K Palaniswami's mother who died on October 13.

After his condition stabilised at the government hospital, Doraikkannu was sent to Kauvery Hospital here in an ambulance.

On Sundary Palaniswami, Minister for Fisheries D.Jayakumar and Health Minister C.Vijayabaskar visited Kauvery Hospital and enquired about Doraikkannu's health.