In a huge relief for EVKS Elangovan after an episode of health setback, the Congress MLA of Tamil Nadu has successfully recovered from the COVID-19 infection. As the development has displayed that he is on the road to recover, the Congress leaders in the state are breathing a respite and expecting the legislator to give a comeback to the assembly soon.
74-year-old Elangovan was recently elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly from the Erode East constituency, after the untimely demise of his son Thirumahan Everaa, who died on January 4 at the age of 46 due to cardiac arrest. Elangovan had sworn in as an MLA on March 10 and five days later, on March 15, at a high time when he was preparing to attend the assembly session, his health developed a discomfort after which he was moved to a hospital in Chennai.
He was admitted to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre in Porur, Chennai after he complained of breathing difficulty. On March 20, the hospital said that Elangovan had tested positive for COVID-19 and he was diagnosed with coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. When he tested positive for COVID, the Congress leaders were taken aback over a health setback.
The hospital also said that the lawmaker was getting treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Several leaders have wished him a speedy recovery and two days after the hospital announced that he had tested positive for COVID, Elangovan has now been recovered from the pandemic. In its latest statement, the hospital said that the Congress legislator is recovering from heart failure.
In its statement on Tuesday - March 22, the hospital wrote, "Mr EVKS Elangovan was admitted on 15.03.2023 in Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure & COVID infection. Now, his COVID is negative and recovering from congestive heart failure in the Intensive Care Unit." Earlier, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that Elangovan had contracted COVID Omicran variant and he was responding to the treatments.