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Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee had tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 before surgery.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee is critical and is on ventilator after undergoing a successful brain surgery for removal of clot. Mukherjee is currently on ventilator support at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi.
On August 10, Monday, the former President Pranab Mukherjee 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.”
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also visited the R&R Hospital on Wednesday to enquire about the former president’s health.
Pranab Mukherjee’s son and Congress leader Abhijeet Mukherjee tweeted, “I wish my father a speedy recovery! I appeal to all my countrymen to pray for his speedy recovery & good health.”