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Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition worsens post brain surgery

Former President Pranab Mukherjee. File   | Photo Credit: V.V. Krishnan

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition has worsened and he continues to be on ventilatory support following an emergency life-saving surgery for a brain clot, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital said on Tuesday.

Mr. Mukherjee was admitted to R&R hospital at 12:07 p.m. on Monday in a critical condition.

“The former president who underwent lifesaving 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 Hospital said in an evening health bulletin. He was also found to be COVID-19 positive, it stated.

“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,” Mr. Mukherjee had tweeted on Monday afternoon.

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