Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has said that the State Government is ready to provide medical assistance to the ailing DMK chief and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, if requested.

Addressing media persons here on Saturday, he said that Mr. Karunanidhi had been Chief Minister for five times and is currently an MLA. He had also been serving as the DMK president for a long period, he added and said he was undergoing treatment and if requested by his family members, the State is ready to provide the necessary medical assistance. Asked if any request has been placed with the government seeking medical assistance, he said no assistance was sought by their family members.

“If they ask, we will provide,” he added.

He said that Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam and senior ministers had visited the former Chief Minister earlier at his residence and enquired about his health. “We were told he is fine,” he added.

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