Former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain critical, on ventilatory support
Pranab MukherjeeFile photo

Former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain critical, on ventilatory support

New Delhi, August 11, 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who underwent a brain surgery here yesterday for the removal of a clot, continued to remain in a critical condition and on ventilatory support at a hospital here today.

Mukherjee, 84. was admitted to the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) at Delhi Cantonment here in a critical condition yesterday.

While undergoing tests at the hospital, he was also found to be positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

"On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today," Mukherjee had said on micro-blogging site Twitter yesterday.

"I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19," he had added.

A bulletin issued by the hospital today said Mukherjee was admitted to the facility at 1207 hours yesterday 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," the bulletin added.

The veteran Congress leader had served as the President of India from July 25, 2012 to July 25, 2017.

NNN

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