Rajinikanth shifted to private ward from ICU

Last Updated: May 23, 2011, 08:33 AM IST

Chennai: Ailing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, was shifted to private ward from the intensive care unit (ICU) Sunday evening, a hospital bulletin said.

According to the bulletin, Rajinikanth "...been shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit to a private ward this evening (Sunday). He is cheerful and is spending time with all the family members and is watching (the IPL) cricket match keenly. His vital parameters are stable. However, visitors are strictly not allowed, as per doctors` advice."

The matinee idol was admitted to hospital late evening May 13, with fever and fluid retention following acute gastro-intestinal and respiratory problems and was later shifted to the ICU May 18.

The 60-year-old superstar also underwent advanced treatment including hemodialysis. According to hospital authorities.

Admitted for the third time in over three weeks, Rajinikanth was earlier admitted to St. Isabel Hospital April 29 after a bout of vomiting and was discharged in the evening.

On May 5, he was again admitted to the ICU of St. Isabel Hospital after allergic bronchitis and fever.

IANS