The health condition of former president Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain critical, but stable. Pranab Mukherjee had been admitted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi for a brain procedure on August 10.
Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for COVID-19 on the same day and had been on ventilator support since his surgery.
The Army Research and Referral Hospital released a statement on Pranab on Friday morning. "The condition of Hon'ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning [14 August 2020]. He is under intensive care and continues to be on ventilatory support. His vital parameters are presently stable," the statement said.
Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted that his father's 96-hour observation period ends on Friday, but he was responding to treatment.
Abhijit Mukherjee, a former Lok Sabha MP tweeted, "The 96 hour observation period Ends today. My father's vital parameters continues to remain stable & he is responding to external stimuli & treatment. My father always said ‘I Got much more from People of India than I could Give back’. Pls Pray for him..."
Pranab Mukherjee's daughter also tweeted about his health. Sharmishta Mukherjee wrote, "Without getting into medical jargons, whatever I could understand from last two days is that though my dads’ condition continues remain very critical, it hasn’t worsened. There’s little improvement in his eyes’ reaction to light..."
In a tweet on Thursday, Abhijit had described Pranab Mukherjee as a fighter. He wrote, "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."