- Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to a hospital on 10th August
- He underwent the surgery on the same day to remove a clot from his brain
- Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s health is declining and has been on a ventilator since last week
According to the hospital in Delhi treating the former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, his health is worsening after a lung infection. The 84 year old has been in a coma since he had his brain surgery earlier this month.
The Army’s Research and Referral Hospital, in a statement today, said, “There is a decline in the medical condition of Pranab Mukherjee since yesterday. He is in septic shock due to his lung infection and is being managed by a team of specialists. He continues to be in a deep coma and on ventilator support,”.
The former President of India has been on ventilator support and last week he developed a lung infection.
On the 10th of August, Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital and on the same day underwent a brain surgery for the removal of a clot. In the hospital, he also tested for the novel Coronavirus.
Pranab Mukherjee posted, “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” on Twitter on the day he was admitted to the hospital.
On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today.— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 10, 2020
I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19. #CitizenMukherjee
Pranab Mukherjee developed a lung infection and a renal dysfunction over the past few days, said the doctors.
Soon after the news of his surgery was made public, wishes poured in from all over the country and many of the leaders sent him their wishes via Twitter.
A leading news agency in India reported that special prayers were was organised in his ancestral village in West Bengal’s Birbhum district. Pranab Mukherjee served as the President of India from 2012 to 2017 and he was also awarded the Bharat Ratna, which is the highest civilian award in India, in August 2019.