DMK MLA J. Anbazhagan, who was critical and being treated for COVID-19, passed away, according to reports.
Last week, Anbazhagan, who is among the party district secretaries in the state capital and a senior functionary, complained of severe acute respiratory distress and tested positive for coronavirus on admission. Initially, he was managed with high flow oxygen therapy through facemask and he was put on ventilator support on June 3 as his respiratory distress worsened.
The MLA represents Chepauk-Triplicane constituency in the city and had undergone a liver transplant about 15 years ago.
After showing improvement, his health condition had significantly deteriorated and turned critical. The 61-year old legislator’s health, which saw improvement with oxygen requirement sliding to half, deteriorated on Monday, Dr Rela institute and Medical Centre then said. “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 worsened and his condition turned critical,” CEO of the hospital Dr Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy said in a statement.