Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested COVID-19 positive, undergoes brain surgery; ex-president on ventilator
Mukherjee was put on ventilator support on Monday after he underwent surgery to remove a clot in his brain. He had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery
New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underwent brain surgery at the Army's Research and Referral (R&R) hospital for removal of a clot, sources said.
Mukherjee, who was unwell, was hospitalised on the advice of the doctors and had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery.
"Former President Pranab Mukherjee underwent successful brain surgery for removal of a clot at the Army's R&R hospital," sources told PTI.
"He is critical and is on ventilator support," the sources also said.
Mukherjee, 84, said in a tweet in the morning, "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," Mukherjee, who was the president from 2012 to 2017, said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the R&R Hospital and enquired about the former president''s health. Singh was at the hospital for around 20 minutes.
Pranab Mukherjee's health deteriorates; ex-president on ventilator, develops signs of lung infection
The former President underwent brain surgery for the removal of a clot at the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on 10 August
The former president remains in a deep coma and on ventilator support at the hospital in Delhi cantonment
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