Pranab Mukherjee's health 'worsens', remains on ventilator support: Hospital
New Delhi/IBNS: Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health continues to remain critical and his condition 'worsened', the Army Hospital in Delhi informed in its bulletin on Tuesday evening.
Mukherjee tested positive for Novel Coronavirus when he went to the hospital to undergo brain surgery for the removal of a clot.
He is currently on ventilator support.
"The former President who underwent lifesaving emergency surgery for brain clot on 10 August 2020 has not shown any improvement and his health status has worsened. He remains on ventilatory support," the army hospital said in a statement released to media this evening.
The 84-year-old himself took to Twitter to inform that he had tested positive for the deadly virus.
Mukherjee in a tweet asked all people who came in contact with him to self-isolate and get tested for Covid-19.
He 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."
On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today.— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 10, 2020
I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19. #CitizenMukherjee
Mukherjee remained the President of the country of 1.3 billion people between 2012-2017.
Prior to becoming the President, he remained a Congress leader for decades and held several portfolios as a Union Minister.
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