Ex-president Pranab Mukherjee's condition worsens

International Desk
11 August 2020, Tue
Published: 08:46

Ex-president Pranab Mukherjee's condition worsens

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's health continues to remain critical and his condition has "worsened", the Army Hospital in Delhi said in its bulletin this evening. 

The 84-year-old had tested positive for coronavirus when he went to the hospital yesterday for another procedure. Later, he underwent brain surgery for the removal of a clot.

"The former President who underwent life-saving 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 this evening.

The former President, who was in office from 2012 to 2017, had tweeted yesterday before the surgery, asking all who came in contact with him to self-isolate and get a coronavirus test.

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