Pranab Mukherjee’s vital parameters stable; still on ventilator

Former President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi (NVI): Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s vital parameters are stable, but his condition remains unchanged this morning and continues to be on ventilator, Army’s Research and Referral (RR) Hospital said today.

“The condition of Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning. He continues to be on ventilatory support. His vital and clinical parameters remain stable and are being closely monitored by a team of specialists,” a statement from hospital said.

Mukherjee underwent brain surgery on August 10 at Army hospital in Delhi cantonment, to remove a blood clot. He later tested positive for COVID-19.

His condition had worsened on August 11 and he had not shown signs of improvement since then.

Taking to Twitter, his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee recalled celebrating Independence Day at their ancestral home in Kirnahar, West Bengal.

“In his childhood, my dad and my uncle would hoist National Flag at our ancestral home in village. Since then, he never missed a year to hoist tri-colour on Independence Day. Sharing some memories from last years celebration at home. I’m sure he’ll do the same next year. Jai Hind,” she tweeted.

Earlier this week, a yagna was performed in Mukherjee’s hometown for his speedy recovery. The residents of Kirnahar and Mukherjee’s family members started the yagna on the occasion of Janmashtami.

-RJV