Pranab Mukherjee was the president between 2012 and 2017
Pranab Mukherjee was the president between 2012 and 2017|Twitter

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's condition remains critical

The veteran Congress leader's health continues to remain critical; still on ventilator support, as per latest reports

Team EastMojo

Team EastMojo

New Delhi: Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's health condition continues to remain critical, said reports.

Sources in the Army's Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in Delhi, where the former Congress veteran is undergoing treatment, say that at present he is “haemodynamically” stable and on ventilator support.

Mukherjee, 84, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition on Monday and underwent a brain surgery. He also tested positive for novel coronavirus aka COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Mukherjee’s health worsened further after the surgery, as per reports. He had to reportedly undergo surgery after a large blood clot had developed in his brain.

According to reports, the former president accidentally slipped in his bathroom and fell, resulting in blood clot.

Meanwhile, Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha shared a prayer on Twitter on Wednesday.

“Last year 8August was 1 of d happiest day 4 me as my dad received Bharat Ratna. Exactly a year later on 10Aug he fell critically ill. May God do whatever is best 4 him & give me strength 2 accept both joys & sorrows of life with equanimity. I sincerely thank all 4 their concerns,” Sharmistha Mukherjee tweeted.

President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Bharat Ratna to former President Pranab Mukherjee
President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Bharat Ratna to former President Pranab MukherjeeTwitter file

“Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition continues to remain critical at Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt. The former President who underwent lifesaving emergency surgery for brain clot on August 10 has not shown any improvement and his health status has worsened. He remains on ventilatory support,” the hospital said in a medical bulletin.

Earlier, defence minister Rajnath Singh visited the R&R Hospital on Monday and enquired about the former President's health. Singh was at the hospital for around 20 minutes. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also sent in his best wishes to the former president and wished him early recovery.

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