Pranab Mukherjee
Pranab MukherjeeFile photo

Pranab Mukherjee "deeply comatose", his vital parameters stable: Hospital

New Delhi, August 22, 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who underwent an emergency surgery here on August 10 for the removal of a clot in the brain, is "deeply comatose" but his vital parameters are stable, doctors treating him said 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 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.

On 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. On Thursday, the hospital reported a slight improvement in his condition. It had said yesterday that there was no change in his condition.

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.


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