Former President Pranab Mukherjee Continues To Be Critical, On Ventilator Support Says Hospital


New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who underwent a brain surgery, continues to remain critical and is on ventilator support, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital said in a statement. Mukherjee, he also tested positive for the novel coronavirus, is admitted at the hospital in the capital.

“Former President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt at 12:07 hours on 10 August 2020 in a critical condition. Workup at the hospital revealed a large brain clot for which he underwent emergency life-saving surgery. Post surgery he continues to remain critical on ventilatory support. He was also found to be COVID-19 positive,” statment from the hospital read.

The former President, who was unwell, had been moved to hospital on the advice of doctors, and had tested positive for Covid-19 before the surgery to remove the clot, they said. Mukherjee announced that he contracted the infection on Twitter on Monday, asking those come in contact with him to get tested.

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