The condition of India's former President Pranab Mukherjee, who underwent a surgery for removal of a clot in his brain, has worsened.
He remains on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in New Delhi said this evening, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
The 84-year-old leader was admitted to the military hospital yesterday afternoon and tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the surgery.
"Shri Pranab Mukherjee's health condition continues to remain critical at Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantonment. The former president, who underwent lifesaving emergency surgery for brain clot on 10 August 2020, has not shown any improvement and his health status has worsened. He remains on ventilatory support," the hospital said in its latest statement, according to our New Delhi correspondent.
A multidisciplinary team of doctors is constantly monitoring the health of the former president.
In an earlier statement issued this afternoon, the hospital said the former President was admitted to the hospital at 1207 hours on August 10, 2020 in a critical condition.
"Workup at the hospital revealed a large brain clot for which he underwent emergency life-saving surgery," it said earlier.
Mukherjee, who was president five years from July 2012, had tweeted yesterday that he had tested positive for the virus.