Pranab Mukherjee continues to be in deep coma and on ventilatory support
New Delhi, August 24, 2020
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who underwent an emergency surgery here on August 10 for the removal of a clot in his brain, continued to be in deep coma and on ventilatory support, doctors treating him said here today.
"The condition of Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning," a bulletin issued by the Army (Research & Referral) Hospital at Delhi Cantonment here, where is being treated, said.
"He is deeply comatose and is being treated for respiratory infection. His vital parameters are stable and he continues to be on ventilatory support," the bulletin added.
Last Wednesday, the hospital had said that there had been a decline in Mukherjee's medical condition and that he had developed features of lung infection.
Mukherjee, 84, who has multiple co-morbidities, was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition on August 10. While undergoing tests at the hospital, he was also found to be positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
"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 hospital had said on that day.
The veteran Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister had served as the President of India from July 25, 2012 to July 25, 2017.