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Fans tied a garland onto a cut out of actor Rajinikanth in Chennai, in this picture dated Oct. 2010.
Actor Rajinikanth, who was admitted to the intensive care unit of Chennai’s Sri Ramachandra Medical Center Wednesday night, is now recovering well, said a hospital medical bulletin issued Thursday.
“He is responding well and we are happy with the parameters before and after the procedures in intensive care unit. We strongly hope that he can return to the private room in a couple of days.”
Mr. Rajinikanth had been admitted last Friday to the hospital for respiratory and gastro-intestinal symptoms. The hospital, which had earlier declined to divulge much on the actor’s condition or treatment, confirmed that Mr. Rajinikanth had been given a procedure to drain out fluid and “some amount of hemodialysis.”
According to the U.S.-based National Kidney Foundation, hemodialysis is a procedure in which a dialysis machine and a special filter known as an artificial kidney are used to clean the patient’s blood when the patient’s own kidney doesn’t function well.
Fans of the actor, who has a large fan following nationwide, organized special prayers for his recovery.
Via: India Real Time