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Pranab Mukherjee in coma

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Published: 09:42, 14 August 2020   Update: 03:42, 14 August 2020
Pranab Mukherjee in coma

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is in a comatose state, but his vital parametres are stable, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital said on Thursday morning.

Pranab Mukherjee is slowly responding to medical treatment and all his vital parameters are stable though he remains deeply comatose.

He was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi on August 10 and was operated upon to remove a clot in the brain. He also tested positive for Covid-19.

Sources said his pupils had started responding to light.

The hospital said in a bulletin on Thursday, "The condition of Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning. He is deeply comatose with stable vital parameters and he continues to be on ventilator support."

His son Abhijit tweeted, "My father is and has always been a fighter. He is slowly responding to medical interventions and all his vital parameters are stable. I urge upon every well- wisher to pray for my father's speedy recovery. We need them."

He added: "My father is still alive and haemodynamically stable."

 

 

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