Pranab continues to be on ventillator support: Hospital

New Delhi: The Army Research & Referral (R&R) Hospital, Delhi, today said the condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning.

According to the hospital, he is under intensive care and continues to be on ventilatory support. His vital parameters are presently stable, it added.

On Thursday, the hospital said the former President was deeply comatos. He was admitted to the hospital on 10 August and was operated upon for removal of a clot in the brain. He also tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement, the hospital said, “the condition of Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning, He is deeply comatose with stable vital parameters and he continues to be on ventilatory support.”

With rumours doing the rounds about the health condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee, his son and former MP Abhijit Mukherjee said, “My father Shri Pranab Mukherjee is still alive and haemodynamically stable.”

He added: “Speculations and fake news being circulated by reputed Journalists on social media clearly reflects that media in India has become a factory of fake news.”

Pranab’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee tweeted, “Rumours about my father are false. Request, especially to the media, not to call me as I need to keep my phone free for any updates from the hospital.”

 

NT Bureau