Pranab Mukherjee’s situation worsens: Hospital

Aditi Tandon 

Tribune News Service 

New Delhi, August 11

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s situation has worsened, Army’s Research and Referral hospital stated in its newest replace on Tuesday. Pranab Mukherjee’s situation was essential after the Monday mind surgical procedure on the native R&R Hospital, medical doctors stated.

The medical bulletin issued by the Army R&R hospital earlier stated Mukherjee was nonetheless on ventilator assist after the life-saving main surgical procedure on Monday.

“Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantonment at 1207 hours on 10 August 2020 in a critical condition. Workup at the hospital revealed a large brain clot for which he underwent emergency lifesaving surgery. Post surgery he continues to remain critical on ventilatory support. He was also found to be COVID-19 positive,” the bulletin stated.

Mukherjee is 84.

The former 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 numerous 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 robust 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 high publish.

“We wish former President Pranab Mukherjee a speedy recovery from Covid,” the Congress stated 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 concerning 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 stated he’s assured that the previous president will shortly get well from the virus.

Congress chief Abhishek Singhvi stated, “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,” stated Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge.

with PTI

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