Monday, July 6, 2020
News

DMK lawmaker on ventilator support after testing Covid-19 positive

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Chennai | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
DMK legislator J. Anbazhagan, who has tested positive for Covid-19, is on ventilator support and his condition remained unchanged for the last 24 hours, according to the Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre here.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the hospital said that 61-year-old Anbazhagan was admitted on Tuesday with acute respiratory distress syndrome and his Covid PCR test returned positive at the time of admission.

"Initially, he was managed with oxygen therapy through face mask and later on, he was put on ventilator support as his respiratory distress worsened," the hospital said.

"He is currently getting 80 per cent oxygen through the ventilator and his condition remains unchanged for the last 24 hours," the hospital added.

Anbazhagan is the first Tamil Nadu lawmaker to test positive for coronavirus. He represents the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni seat in the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly.

--IANS vj/arm

( 154 Words)

2020-06-04-20:10:00 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Will nab Kanpur encounter main accused, ...
COVID-19 patient who escaped from Mangal...
Bank fraud: ED slaps FEMA notice of Rs 7...
Cheap distraction, says Cong over Nadda'...
SG Mehta turns 'shaayar', quotes Ghalib ...
DRDO to set up research cell at IIT Hyd ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Samsung offers customer support thr... 
Rajkummar Rao salutes dreams, aspir... 
Canara Bank lowers interest rates o... 
SG Mehta turns 'shaayar', quotes Gh... 
Cheap distraction, says Cong over N... 
Family of Sushant Singh Rajput's ma... 
8 years of 'Bol Bachchan': Ajay Dev... 
Goa CM orders probe into party orga...