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Rajinikanth is discharged from the hospital and recommended bed rest for a week

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The Tamil superstar and aspiring politician Rajinikanth was released from a private hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday and has been recommended to rest in bed for a week.

He was admitted to the hospital on December 25 with “severe hypertension and exhaustion” and was discharged after his blood pressure stabilized. He has returned to Chennai.

In addition to medication and diet, the 70-year-old actor was recommended “minimal physical activity and avoiding stress,” Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad said in a statement. “In view of his post-transplant state, labile hypertension and age” he has to be on absolute bed rest for a week with regular control of his blood pressure and “he has also been advised to avoid any activity that increases the risk of contracting Covid -19 ”.

Leaving the hospital, the veteran actor greeted fans who had gathered outside.

It remains to be seen how Rajinikanth would go ahead with his political plans ahead of the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. Earlier this month, he had stated that on December 31 he would announce the launch date of his political party, which is expected to float in January 2021. The leaders of various political parties in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have wished to Rajinikanth a speedy recovery. .

“As of now there are no changes (in the announcement of the date of the party on December 31) but after knowing it we will have a clearer idea,” said a person close to Rajinikanth. The person who did not want to be named said a meeting may take place on Monday. When asked if the announcement will be made virtually on social media, he said it would be Rajinikanth’s decision.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Rajinikanth’s political foray remains dubious, as doctors had advised her not to lead a hectic lifestyle at the age of 70 since she had undergone a kidney transplant. in 2016. But the actor was surprised earlier this month by saying that although he had For health reasons, he was willing to sacrifice his life for the people of Tamil Nadu and made two appointments for his party that had not yet started.

At the time, Rajinikanth had also said he had 40% filming left to complete for ‘Annathe’, which is being produced by Sun Pictures, the great-nephew of late DMK M Karunanidhi frontman Kalanidhi Maran. Rajinikanth had been filming in Hyderabad for almost ten days for his upcoming film ‘Annathe’, but it was suspended on December 23 after four team members tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine test on film sets.

Rajinikanth also underwent a Covid-19 test on December 22 and although it was negative, he had isolated himself. He was admitted to Apollo Hospitals after “severe fluctuations” in his blood pressure. Since then, a careful review has revealed nothing alarming. He was discharged because his blood pressure had stabilized and his medical condition had improved, the medical bulletin said.

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