A team of doctors is keeping a close watch on his condition. Hours before the surgery, Mukherjee, said he had also tested positive for the novel COVID-19.
“On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID 19 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” he said in a tweet.
He was a President from 2012 to 2017.
President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, and inquired about his health. The President wished him a speedy recovery and good health. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the hospital on Monday evening.