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New Delhi, August 19, 2020
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who underwent an emergency surgery here on August 10 for the removal of a clot in the brain, has suffered a decline in his health condition, doctors attending on him said today.
"There has been a decline in the medical condition of Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee as he has developed features of lung infection," a bulletin issued by the Army (Research & Referral) Hospital in Delhi Cantonment, where Mukherjee is undergoing treatment, said.
"He continues to be on ventilatory support and is currently being managed by a team of specialists," the bulletin added.
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 had served as the President of India from July 25, 2012 to July 25, 2017.