Former President Pranab Mukherjee, 84, is on ventilator assist after present process a mind surgical procedure on the Military Analysis and Referral hospital, the place he was admitted on Monday morning after testing optimistic for coronavirus illness (Covid-19). He examined optimistic whereas present process routine check-up.
“On a go to to the hospital for a separate process, I’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 immediately. I request the individuals who got here involved with me within the final week, to please self isolate and get examined for COVID-19,” Mukherjee tweeted on Monday afternoon.
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Officers added that former president underwent “a profitable mind surgical procedure for removing of clot.”
Mukherjee, President between 2012 and 2017, had been holding his public interactions at a minimal stage after the pandemic swept cross Indian states. In his Rajaji Marg residence, he stopped all gatherings and solely met a handful of individuals.
In accordance with officers, he’s below shut monitoring within the hospital. Military R&R has been Mukherjee’s most popular hospital for remedy ever since he turned the defence minister in 2004.
President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to his daughter, Congress chief Sharmistha Mukherjee and inquired in regards to the well being of her father. Kovind and lots of Indian leaders wished him speedy restoration.
He had undergone an angioplasty – process to open blocked or narrowed coronary arteries – on the similar hospital in 2014. He had determined to not contest the 2017 presidential elections citing “superior age and failing well being.”
Whereas west Bengal chief minister expressed concern about Mukherjee’s well being and wished him speedy restoration, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, union minister Piyush Goel and lots of others took to twitter to want Mukherjee speedy restoration.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the R&R Hospital and enquired in regards to the former president’s well being. Singh was on the hospital for round 20 minutes.
A number of political leaders have wished him a speedy restoration.
“Please take care sir. We’re praying to your speedy restoration and good well being @CitiznMukherjee,” tweeted Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Abhijeet Mukherjee, Congress chief and the previous president’s son, tweeted, “I want my father a speedy restoration! I attraction to all my countrymen to wish for his speedy restoration & good well being.” A number of leaders from throughout the political spectrum additionally wished Mukherjee an early restoration.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted, “I’ve come to know former President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee has examined optimistic for Covid-19…involved about his well being. Want him a speedy restoration.”
Final 12 months, the Mukherjee was awarded the Bharat Ratna – the nation’s highest civilian award.