Rajnikanth back in ICU

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In the wake of wild rumours and speculative reports about his health, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth''s family and the hospital treating him said on Thursday he was "fine, doing well" and there was nothing to worry.

Latha Rajinikanth, wife of the 61-year-old actor, said he was comfortable and recovering well after being treated for problems relating to stomach and respiratory infection. 

Dispelling the anxiety among thousands of fans, she said he was moved to Intensive Care Unit of the Sri Ramachandra Hospital here because it was a "protected place" and he was getting "complete protection in a sterile environment." To a question as to what warranted his continuance in ICU, she said "Rajini has a normal human body. He is not a super human. He is down with infection." Read more here

Rajinikanth, who was admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre on May 13 for recurrent respiratory infection and gastro-intestinal problems, was tonight shifted to the Intensive Care Unit.

This has been done to improve his breathing pattern, a hospital press release said adding that the actor was showing positive response to treatment.

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A multi-disciplinary team of doctors is busy closely watching his vital parameters to assess benefits from multi-pronged treatment strategies, it said.

Doctors said he was responding well to treatment.

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Rajinikant, who suffered from viral fever and exhaustion recently, was admitted to SRMU at suburban Porur days after he was discharged from another hospital where he had been treated for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.

He had suffered from exhaustion on April 29, the first day of the shoot of his new period film ''Rana'' co-starring Deepika Padukone, which is being directed by K S Ravikumar.

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He was admitted to Isabel Hospital in the city and discharged the same day, only to be readmitted there on May 4 for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.

His family had last week dismissed reports that his health had deteriorated.


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