New Delhi: The health condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee has declined, the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital informed on Wednesday. The former president has developed an infection in the lungs.
“There has been a decline in the medical condition of Shri Pranab Mukherjee as he has developed features of lung infection. He continues to be on ventilatory support and is currently being managed by a team of specialists,” the hospital said in a statement.
The 84-year-old former president was admitted to the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10. Pranab Mukherjee was operated on for the removal of a clot in his brain and has been in a coma ever since. He continues to be on ventilatory support. He has also tested positive for COVID-19.
However, his son and former MP Abhijit Mukherjee said his father is showing “positive signs of improvement”.
In a tweet, Abhijit Mukherjee said his father’s vital parameters are under control.
“With all your good wishes and sincere efforts of the doctors, my father is stable now! His vital parameters continue to remain under control and manageable! Positive signs of his improvement are noticed. I request you all to pray for his speedy recovery,” he said.
With All Your good wishes & sincere efforts of the Doctors , my father is stable now ! His vital parameters continue to remain under control & manageable ! Positive signs of his improvement is noticed ! I request you all to pray for His speedy recovery !🙏#PranabMukherjee
— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) August 19, 2020
Pranab Mukherjee was the President of India from 2012 to 2017.
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