Pranab Mukherjee’s condition worsens, remains on ventilator, says hospital

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressing the Nation on the eve of the 64th Republic Day, in New Delhi on January 25, 2013.

The health condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee, has worsened after undergoing life-saving emergency surgery and remains on ventilator support, the Army Hospital, where he has been admitted, informed on Tuesday.
“The former president who underwent life-saving 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 Army Hospital (R&R) said in a statement.
In an earlier bulletin today, the hospital said the President “remains critical”
Mukherjee, 84, said on Monday on Twitter that he had also tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“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,” Mukherjee tweeted.