Pranab Mukherjee’s health declines, in septic shock, says hospital

Sakal Times News Desk
Monday, 31 August 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health has worsened after a lung infection

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health has worsened after a lung infection, a Delhi based hospital stated on Monday. Pranab Mukherjee has been in coma since a brain surgery earlier this month.

The Army's Research and Referral Hospital in a statement said, “There is a decline in the medical condition of Pranab Mukherjee since yesterday. He is in septic shock due to his lung infection and is being managed by team of specialists. He continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support.”

The 84-year-old has been on ventilator support and also developed a lung infection.

He was admitted to Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on August 10 and had surgery the same day for the removal of a clot in the brain. Also, the former President had 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," he had posted.

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