Covid constructive, Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator after mind surgical procedure; wishers pour in

New Delhi, August 11

Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underwent a mind surgical procedure at a navy hospital right here, and he examined constructive for COVID-19 previous to the process, sources on the hospital mentioned.

The surgical procedure was carried out on the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) hospital for removing of a clot in his mind, they informed PTI.

Mukherjee is essential and is on ventilator help, the sources mentioned.

At the identical time, they mentioned his important parameters are secure and that the surgical procedure was profitable. A multidisciplinary group medical doctors is continually monitoring the well being of 84-year-old Mukherjee.

In the afternoon, the previous President had tweeted: “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.” 

Following his tweet, needs for an early restoration poured in on Twitter from a lot of individuals together with leaders from throughout the political spectrum.

President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha and inquired about his well being, the Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted.

A strong orator and scholar, he had been a Congress stalwart earlier than he was elected as India’s 13th President and served from July 2012 to 2017 within the prime put up.

“We wish former President Pranab Mukherjee a speedy recovery from Covid,” the Congress mentioned on its official Twitter deal with.

Abhijeet Mukherjee, Congress chief and the previous president’s son, tweeted, “I wish my father a speedy recovery! I appeal to all my countrymen to pray for his speedy recovery & good health.”     

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the R&R Hospital and enquired in regards to the former president’s well being. Singh was on the hospital for round 20 minutes.

Union minister Piyush Goyal additionally wished good well being for Mukherjee and mentioned he’s assured that the previous president will rapidly get well from the virus.

Congress chief Abhishek Singhvi mentioned, “Astonishing and matter of concern that former President Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for COVID per press reports. Very active, regular walker, wish him quick recovery and restful convalescence.”  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot too wished Mukherjee a speedy restoration.

“Wishing Sri Pranab Mukherjee a speedy recovery. I am sure he will be out of this sooner than later,” mentioned Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge. PTI

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