Pranab Mukherjee remains hemodynamically stable and on ventilator support, say doctors
The ex-president developed a lung infection this week after he was operated for a clot in the brain on 10 Aug; he is also COVID-19 positive, and doctors said his 'vital parametres' are being monitored
New Delhi: There was no change in the health condition of former president Pranab Mukherjee and he remains hemodynamically stable and on ventilatory support, the hospital said on Friday. Doctors attending to him said his vital parameters are being maintained.
According to the doctors, a patient is hemodynamically stable when the blood circulation parameters — blood pressure, heart and pulse rate, are stable and normal.
Mukherjee was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on 10 August and was operated for removal of a clot in the brain. He had also tested positive for COVID-19 .
Thereafter, he developed a lung infection and is being treated for the same. His health parameters are being closely monitored by a team of specialists at the hospital.
"The medical condition of Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains the same. He is being treated for lung infection and continues to be on ventilatory support. His vital parameters are being maintained and he is haemodynamically stable," the hospital said in a statement.
The family of the former president has been visiting him at the hospital. His son Abhijit Mukherjee had said that his father's condition is stable and his vital parameters are under control.
Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.
The former president presented a detailed and candid account of the one-and-half after Indira's death, leading up to his expulsion, in his memoir
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The 84-year-old was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral hospital around noon on Monday, and had also tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery