Pranab Mukherjee, Covid +ve, Still 'Critical' After Brain Surgery

Former President Pranab Mukherjee mentioned yesterday he has examined constructive for Covid. (File)

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who has examined constructive for coronavirus, is essential after a surgical procedure to take away a clot in his mind on Monday, a hospital bulletin mentioned this afternoon.

Mr Mukherjee, 84, is on ventilator help on the Military Hospital Analysis and Referral in Delhi. 

“Former President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to Military Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt at 1207 hours on 10 August 2020 in a essential situation. Workup on the hospital revealed a big mind clot for which he underwent emergency life-saving surgical procedure. Put up surgical procedure, he continues to stay essential on ventilatory help. He was additionally discovered to be COVID-19 constructive (sic),” a bulletin from the hospital mentioned right now.

Mr Mukherjee mentioned yesterday that he examined constructive for coronavirus whereas on a go to to hospital for a separate process. A veteran statesman and chief, he was India’s president between 2012 and 2017.

Urging these, who had are available in contact with him within the final week, to isolate themselves as a precaution and get examined for Covid, the ex-President tweeted: “On a go to to the hospital for a separate process, I’ve examined constructive for COVID19 right now. I request the individuals who got here involved with me within the final week, to please self-isolate and get examined for COVID-19 (sic).

Political leaders throughout occasion strains have been tweeting to want him a speedy restoration. “Wishing a speedy restoration to Former President @CitiznMukherjee ji. The entire nation prays in your good well being and lengthy life, Pranab Da #PranabMukherjee,” BJP spokesperson Gopal Krishna Agarwal wrote right now.

“The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu spoke to Smt. Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of the previous President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and enquired about his well-being. Shri Naidu wished for his speedy restoration and good well being (sic),” Mr Naidu’s workplace tweeted right now.

“I pray for the effectively being and speedy restoration of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I’m assured he will likely be profitable in recovering from the virus shortly. Wishing him energy and good well being,” Union Minister Piyush Goyal wrote yesterday.

Mr Mukherjee has been bestowed with quite a few awards, together with India’s highest civilian award – the Bharat Ratna – in 2019. He additionally received the Greatest Parliamentarian Award in 1997 and the Greatest Administrator in India Award in 2011.

Earlier this month, Union Residence Minister Amit Shah had examined constructive for COVID-19. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Congress chief Siddaramaiah are amongst different high leaders which have examined constructive.

Throughout India, over 22 lakh folks have been affected by the pandemic to this point; greater than 45,000 have died. 

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