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Rajinikanth is stable, decision on discharge to be taken on Sunday

Last updated on: December 26, 2020 22:32 IST

Superstar Rajinikanth, being treated for blood pressure fluctuation, is stable and a decision on discharging him would be taken on Sunday, Apollo Hospitals said in Chennai on Saturday.

 

The hospital, providing an update on the 70-year old actor's health, said results of some of the investigations carried out today showed nothing alarming, similar to those completed before.

'Rajinikanth is stable,' the brief bulletin said, adding a few more reports were awaited.

'Based on the reports of remaining investigations and his blood pressure status overnight a call will be taken tomorrow morning on his discharge,' the hospital said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami spoke to the actor over phone and enquired about his health, an official release in Chennai said, adding he prayed for the star's speedy recovery.

Earlier in the day, the hospital said the actor's blood pressure was still on the higher side though it was under better control than on Friday and he is progressing well.

His blood pressure medications were being titrated carefully and he would continue to be under close monitoring, it said.

He has been advised complete rest in view of his labile blood pressure and visitors were not being allowed to meet him, it said.

Rajinikanth was on Friday admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for severe blood pressure fluctuation.

He is in the Telangana capital since December 13 to shoot for Tamil flick, Annathe, a Sun Pictures production and he isolated himself after four of the crew members tested COVID-19 positive days ago.

The superstar, however, tested negative.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, Telugu Desam Party supremo and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and actor-politician Kamal Haasan wished the actor a speedy recovery on Friday.

The actor is set to launch his own political party next month ahead of the 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

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