Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) hospital said today,” There had been a decline in the medical condition of Shri Pranab Mukherjee as he has developed features of lung infection. He continues to be on ventilatory support and is currently being managed by a team of specialists.” Mukherjee underwent brain surgery on August 10 to remove a blood clot. He had also tested positive for Covid-19.
However, his son Abhijit Mukherjee said in his tweet,” With all your good wishes and sincere efforts of the doctors, my father is stable now. His vital parameters continue to remain under control and manageable. Positive signs of his improvement are noticed. I request you all to pray for his speedy recovery.” Last week he denied the news circulating on social media about his father’s death, and said, “My father is still alive and haemodynamically stable. Speculation & fake news being circulated by reputed journalists on social media clearly reflects that Media I India has become a factory of Fake News.”