Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support after successful brain surgery
NEW DELHI : Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underwent a successful brain surgery for removal of clot, said sources. He is currently on ventilator support at the Army’s Research and Referral R&R Hospital in Delhi, reported news agency. Prior to surgery, Mukherjee had tested positive for corona virus.
Mukherjee, who was unwell, was hospitalised on the advice of the doctors and had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery.”He is critical and is on ventilator support,” the sources also said.
Mukherjee, 84, said in a tweet in the morning, “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,” Mukherjee, who was the president from 2012 to 2017, said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the R&R Hospital and inquired about the former president’s health. Singh was at the hospital for around 20 minutes.
Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, Rahul Gandhi as well as several of his party colleagues, wished Mukherjee, who was a Congress leader for years, a speedy recovery.
(With pti Inputs).