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
Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s health declined after he developed features of lung infection, the Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital said on Wednesday.
The hospital’s statement, stating that Mukherjee continues to be on ventilator support, came hours after the 84-year-old’s son Abhijit tweeted that he was “stable” with vital parameters under control.
The former president underwent brain surgery for the removal of a clot at the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on 10 August. He had also tested positive for COVID-19 . After the surgery, Mukherjee slipped into a coma.
The hospital had said on Tuesday that no change in his health and went on to add that his vital parameters were stable.
Mukherjee was the 13th President of India, holding office from 2012 to 2017.
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
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