According to the Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital, the health condition of the former president Pranab Mukherjee deteriorated further on Wednesday. He has developed a lung infection.
The hospital which is situated in the Delhi Cantonment area further added that the former president is still on ventilator support. A team of specialists is managing him continuously.
The statement reads, "There has been a decline in the medical condition of the ex-president as he has developed features of lung infection. He continues to be on ventilatory support and is currently being managed by a team of specialists."
Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health deteriorates as he develops lung infection
His son Abhijit Mukherjee informed earlier in the day via a tweet that his father’s vital parameters are under control and he is in a stable condition.
The tweet reads, “With All Your good wishes & sincere efforts of the Doctors, my father is stable now! His vital parameters continue to remain under control & manageable! Positive signs of his improvement are noticed! I request you all to pray for His speedy recovery! Folded hands,”
The 84-year-old former president has been admitted to the hospital on August 10. He was also tested positive for coronavirus. He informed this through a tweet that reads, "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."
Mukherjee was later operated for the eradication of a clot in his brain. However, since then he has been in a coma. He went to the hospital for a check-up after he suffered a fall at his Rajaji Marg residence a day before.
Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th president of India with his tenure from 2012 to 2017.
Pranab Mukherjee's Health Updates
Meanwhile, a recent update from the hospital on Thursday revealed that there is a slight improvement in the respiratory vitals of the former president. The hospital further added that he still continues on ventilator support amid the team of specialists closely monitoring him continuously.