Chennai: Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister Duraikannu passed away yesterday night at Kauvery Hospital after failing to respond to treatment. He died at the age of 72.
Duraikannu fell ill while going near Villupuram on 12th October 2020. He was immediately admitted to the government hospital in Mundiyambakkam. There he was given first aid.
He was later admitted to Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. He had shortness of breath and Doctors were treating him for this condition. Furthermore, it was confirmed that Minster Duraikannu tested positive for COVD 19.
Duraikannu had been under the care of doctors in the intensive care unit since he suffered a heart attack. Kaveri Hospital management said he was fitted with an ecmo and was being given artificial respiration as he had severe damage to his lungs.
In this situation, Minister Duraikannu passed away at 11:15 PM on Saturday 31st October 2020.