Pranab Mukherjee's health deteriorates, lungs infection suspected

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

New Delhi : Hours after Pranab Mukherjee's son claimed that his father's health has shown some improvement, the hospital has issued an official statement notifying that the health condition of the former president has again worsened. He has developed features of lung infection and continues to be on ventilator support, a statement by Army Research and Referral Hospital, Delhi, said on Wednesday.

"There has been a decline in the medical condition of Former President Pranab Mukherjee as he has developed features of lung infection. He continues to be on ventilatory support & is currently being managed by a team of specialists," the hospital said.

Earlier, the former President's son Abhijit had tweeted, "With All Your good wishes & sincere efforts of the Doctors, my father is stable now! His vital parameters continue to remain under control & manageable! Positive signs of his improvement is noticed! I request you all to pray for His speedy recovery! Folded hands."

The 84-year-old former president was admitted to the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10.

He was operated for removal of a clot in the brain and has been in a coma ever since. He also tested positive for COVID-19.