Pranab Mukherjee remains stable, responding to treatment and stimuli: Family

Pranab's daughter tweeted there’s little improvement in his eyes’ reaction to light

pranab salil (File) Pranab Mukherjee | Salil Bera

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."

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