Rajinikanth to be in ICU for some more time

Last Updated: May 22, 2011, 16:02 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, will continue to be in the intensive care unit (ICU) for some more time, a hospital bulletin said Sunday.

According to the bulletin, Rajinikanth "....continues to be in the intensive care for further monitoring till he is well stabilised in all health parameters. He takes his food on his own, spends time with his family members and watches television. The date on which he is expected to be shifted to the ward will be decided soon."

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, the actor is not permitted to have visitors except for family members.

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.