Pranab Mukherjee Remains Critical, On Ventilator Support Post Surgery
Pranab Mukherjee attends the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual spring meetings in Washington, D.C., U.S. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg )

Pranab Mukherjee Remains Critical, On Ventilator Support Post Surgery

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain critical and is on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral Hospital said on Tuesday, a day after he underwent a brain surgery.

The 84-year-old was admitted to the military hospital around noon on Monday, and had also tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the surgery.

"Former President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to Army Hospital in Delhi Cantonment at 1207 hours on Aug. 10, 2020 in a critical condition.”

"Workup at the hospital revealed a large brain clot for which he underwent emergency life saving surgery. Post surgery he continues to remain critical on ventilatory support," a medical bulletin issued by the Hospital said.

A multidisciplinary team of doctors is constantly monitoring the health of the former president.

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