Former President Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support

Former President Pranab Mukherjee underwent a successful surgery to remove a clot in his brain on Monday. The surgery was performed at the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital. He was tested positive for COVID-19 hours before the surgery. His condition remains critical and he has been kept on ventilator support.

A team of doctors is keeping a close watch on his condition. Hours before the surgery, Mukherjee, said he had also tested positive for the novel COVID-19.

“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 said in a tweet.

He was a President from 2012 to 2017.

President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, and inquired about his health. The President wished him a speedy recovery and good health. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the hospital on Monday evening.