Former President Pranab Mukherjee had been tested positive for coronavirus and was immediately hospitalized for further treatment. As per reports, he happens to be in a comatose state, but his vital parameters are stable, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital mentioned in the morning today.
Mukherjee’s condition sees no further progress and continues to be on ventilation, it further assessed. The former President had undergone a brain surgery on Monday after a clot was found.
His son Abhijit tweeted on Thursday sternly urged people to stop spreading rumours about Mukherjee’s health. “Speculations & fake news being circulated by reputed Journalists on social media clearly reflects that Media in India has become a factory of Fake News,” he said.
Mukherjee’s daughter Shamistha also rubbished all the ongoing rumours about the former President’s health.
On Wednesday, she had shared a prayer on Twitter. “Last year 8August 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,” Sharmistha had tweeted.
Mukherjee, 84, had taken to Twitter on Monday to inform that he tested positive for 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,” Mukherjee had tweeted.
Mukherjee, who was the India’s president served between the period from 2012 and 2017, and had been keeping his public interactions at a minimal level after the coronavirus pandemic swept cross the country.