Pranab Mukherjee undergoes successful brain surgery, kept on ventilator support

New Delhi: Former president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underwent a successfully surgery to remove a clot in his brain, sources said.
Mr Mukherjee, who had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day, is currently on ventilator support at the Army’s hospital in Delhi, sources said.
Mr Mukherjee, in a tweet, had urged all those who had come in contact with him over the past week to isolate themselves as a precaution and get themselves tested for COVID-19. “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” Mr Mukherjee tweeted .
The former president is the latest among high profile dignitaries who have tested positive for COVID.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Congress leader Siddaramaiah, have tested positive for coronavirus in the last few weeks.