Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee who was admitted in an Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi after testing positive for Covid-19, underwent a ‘life-saving surgery’, according to the hospital.
He will be staying on ventilator support. The hospital said that they found a brain clot after which the surgery was conducted.
‘Post surgery he continues to remain critical on ventilator support,’ the hospital said in a medical bulletin released today.
Mukherjee had announced on Twitter on Monday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. ‘On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for Covid-19 today,’ he wrote.
He also requested people who came in contact with him to take the test as well as to self-isolate.
Many leaders and ministers are sending their wishes for Mukherjee.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh visited the Army Hospital (R&R) in New Delhi and met the doctors to enquire about the health of the former President.
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