Pranab Mukherjee remains critical and on ventilator support: Army Hospital

NEW DELHI: The state of former president Pranab Mukherjee remains critical and kept on ventilator support, said the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in a statement Friday. 

The 84-year-old Bharat Ratna recipient was admitted to the hospital for surgical medical procedure for evacuation of a clot from his Brain. He had also tested positive for Covid-19. The hospital said Mukherjee’s vital parameters were stable.

Mukherjee’s son and Congress leader Abhijit Mukherjee on Thursday rubbished news reports of his father’s death, said the former president was “still alive and haemodynamically stable”. “My father Shri Pranab Mukherjee is still alive and haemodynamically stable! Speculations & fake news being circulated by reputed Journalists on social media clearly reflects that Media in India has become a factory of Fake News,” Abhijeet wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Sharmishta Mukherjee, the daughter of Pranab Mukherjee posted on Wednesday prayed for his recovery. “Last year, August 8 was one of the happiest days for me as my dad received Bharat Ratna. Exactly a year later, on August 10, he fell critically ill. May God do whatever is best for him and give me strength to accept both joys and sorrows of life with equanimity. I sincerely thank all 4 of their concerns,” she tweeted.

She moreover inspected that last year around a comparative time her father was conceded the Bharat Ratna, the most important non-military staff award of the country and this year, he is in a general sense wiped out. 

In an earlier delivery today, the crisis center said the President “remains essential” 

Mukherjee, 84, said on Monday on Twitter that he had in like manner attempted positive for the novel coronavirus.

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