Former President Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support, remains critical

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.

More to follow…

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