Pranab Mukherjee still in deep coma, vital parameters stable: Army R&R Hospital

The former President was admitted to the hospital on 10 August for removal of a clot in the brain. He had also tested positive for COVID-19

Press Trust of India August 22, 2020 13:27:43 IST
Pranab Mukherjee still in deep coma, vital parameters stable: Army R&R Hospital

New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain in a deep coma but his vital parameters are stable, the hospital said Saturday morning.

Doctors attending to the 84-year-old said he is being treated for respiratory infection and continues to be on ventilatory support.

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 the same day.

He had also tested positive for COVID-19 .

He developed a lung infection later and is being treated at the hospital.

"The condition of Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning. He is deeply comatose and is being treated for respiratory infection. His vital parameters are stable and he continues to be on ventilatory support," the hospital said in a statement.

Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.

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