COVID-19: Former President Pranab Mukherjee critical, on ventilator support

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Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee (File Photo)
Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee (File Photo)

New Delhi : Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee is now critical and has been shifted on ventilator's support after undergoing successful brain surgery for removal of clot.

He was tested positive for coronavirus before undergoing brain surgery at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi.

On Monday (August 10), the former President had tweeted: "On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for Covid-19 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."

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had also paid a visit to the R&R Hospital on Wednesday to enquire about the former president's health. 

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and several other political leaders wished 84-year-old Mukherjee a speedy recovery. "Wishing former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee a speedy recovery," tweeted Rahul Gandhi.