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    Pranab Mukherjee's health declines: Hospital

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    The former president was admitted to the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a clot in his brain. He later developed a lung infection.

    Pranab Mukherjee's health declines: Army hospital
    NEW DELHI: The condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee declined on Monday morning and he has suffered a septic shock due to his lung infection, the Army's Research and Referral Hospital said.

    Doctors attending on the 84-year-old Mukherjee said he continues to be in a deep coma and is on ventilator support.

    Mukherjee is being managed by a team of specialists, they added.

    The former president was admitted to the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a clot in his brain.

    He later developed a lung infection.

    "There has been a decline in the medical condition of Shri Pranab Mukherjee since yesterday. He is in septic shock due to his lung infection and is being managed by a team of specialists. He continues to be in a deep coma and on ventilator support," the hospital said in a statement.

    Mukherjee was the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.
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