Sasikala’s Husband Natarajan in Hospital, Needs Liver Transplant

Natarajan had been admitted with complaints of breathing problems earlier this year.

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Natarajan is admitted at the Liver Intensive Care Unit with decompensated liver disease leading to liver failure.

Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband, Natarajan Maruthappa, was admitted to Gleneagles Global Health City in Chennai on Sunday for multiple organ failure and is said to be critical.

Currently, he is admitted at the Liver Intensive Care Unit with decompensated liver disease leading to liver failure, kidney failure and lung congestion. He is receiving dialysis and other intensive care therapies... He is being taken care by a multidisciplinary team of liver specialists headed by Prof. Mohamed Rela. He has been registered with the Tamil Nadu Organ Sharing (TNOS) waiting list for deceased donor liver transplantation.
A hospital note said

He has a known case of chronic liver disease and he has been receiving treatment from Gleneagles Global Health City for the last six months for his illness, the note said.

This is not the first time that Natarajan has been hospitalised this year. According to sources, his blood pressure had shot up and he was rushed to the Apollo Hospital on Greams road on 5 February.

Natarajan had joined the AIADMK when MGR was alive, but was banished by Jayalalithaa from all centres of power and her Poes Garden residence.

Days after the former Chief Minister's death on 5 December, 2016, Natarajan had publicly claimed that even an ordinary person can take the party forward.

Since the death of Jayalalithaa and in the political turmoil which has followed in the state of Tamil Nadu, Natarajan has not been outspoken but is believed to have pulled strings to get political winds to shift in favour of the Sasikala family.

(This article was originally published in The News Minute.)

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