THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Administrative Reforms Commission Chairman and former Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, who had been hospitalised on Thursday following physical uneasiness, was discharged on Friday. His condition is better and he has been asked to take three days’ house rest, officials said.
“He’s much better now. However, he has been asked to take rest for three more days,” said Dr Bharat Chandran, Achuthanandan’s personal doctor.
The CPM veteran, who turned 93 on October 20, was taken to hospital on Thursday after he felt uneasiness during his evening walk at the University Stadium when he had a minor slip. When taken to hospital, there was a slight variation in his blood pressure.
Doctors who attended on him said there were no major issues. However, he was kept under observation for the day. At the hospital, tests for cardiac aliments were conducted and such possibilities were ruled out. On Friday, scanning was also done, following which the doctors discharged him.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called on the party veteran on Friday and enquired about his health status. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and Minister A K Balan also contacted him. Ministers G Sudhakaran, Kadakampally Surendran, J Mercykutty Amma and former minister E P Jayarajan visited the nonagenarian leader.