Kerala veteran politician KM Mani was suffering from COPD for several years and has frequently been hospitalised for chest infection. The 86-year-old is under close medical supervision for chest infection at Kochi’s Lakeshore hospital.
A bulletin from a private hospital in Kochi said on Monday that “Hon. KM Mani is under treatment in our hospital under Dr Hari Lakshmanan, chief pulmonologist, Dept of Pulmonology for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) with chest infection. He is being treated as per the existing standards of care.”
Mani was admitted on 4 April, the veteran politician has been an MLA of Pala assembly constituency for 50 consecutive years.