Updated: August 26, 2020 12:45:45 pm
Former president Pranab Mukherjee is being treated for lung infection, the Army Research and Referral hospital said on Wednesday.
The hospital in a statement said, “Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee is being treated for lung infection. His renal parameters are slightly deranged since yesterday. He continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support (SIC).”
The 84-year old Congress veteran tested positive for Covid-19 when he was brought to the hospital on August 10 for a brain surgery. Mukherjee is being treated for a respiratory infection that he developed at the hospital.
A team of specialists is closely monitoring his health parameters at the hospital.
Mukherjee has served as the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.
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