Former President Pranab Mukherjee is haemodynamically stable now confirmed his son Abhijit Mukherjee on Wednesday evening. Mukherjee, 84, was admitted to Army's Research and Referral Hospital on August 10 in a critical condition.
Workup at the hospital revealed a large clot in Mukherjee's brain for which he underwent emergency life-saving surgery. He has been on ventilatory support after the surgery. The former president had also tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 before surgery.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Abhijit Mukherjee said, "With All Your Prayers, My Father is haemodynamically stable now. I request everyone to continue with your prayers & good wishes for his speedy recovery. Thank You."
With All Your Prayers , My Father is haemodynamically stable now . I request everyone to continue with your prayers & good wishes for his speedy recovery . Thank You #PranabMukherjee
— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) August 12, 2020
Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on Wednesday had said in a press release that Mukherjee's health condition 'continues to remain critical', adding that the former President is haemodynamically stable and on a ventilator.
On August 10, the former President had tweeted, "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’s daughter Sharmistha on Wednesday tweeted that it was exactly a year ago that her father was conferred with the Bharat Ratna and now he is in critical condition.
“Last year 8 August was 1 of d happiest day 4 me as my dad received Bharat Ratna. Exactly a year later on 10Aug he fell critically ill. May God do whatever is best 4 him & give me strength 2 accept both joys & sorrows of life with equanimity. I sincerely thank all 4 their concerns (sic),” she tweeted.
Mukherjee was a senior Congress leader before he was elected as India's 13th President. He served as President from July 2012 to 2017.