Lung Infection

  • Watch: Nelson Mandela's life and legacy December 6, 2013

    South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. The former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been frail...
  • Mandela showing 'great resilience', still critical: South Africa August 25, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital since early June with a lung infection, is showing "great resilience" although he remains in a critical but stable condition, the presidency said on Saturday. "While at times, his condition becomes unstable, the doctors indicate that the former president has...
  • Nelson Mandela spends 50th day in hospital July 28, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela has spent his 50th day in hospital with his condition still critical battling a recurrent lung infection, even as a media report said that he has undergone a "minor" medical procedure and survived two "scares" in the past week. Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on...
  • Mandela's condition not to affect Obama's visit: Zuma June 25, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday that the condition of ailing Nelson Mandela will not have any influence on the visiting US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit this week, Xinhua reported. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader is spending his 17th day in a Pretoria hospital due to a recurring...
  • Obama wishes 'speedy recovery' for ailing Mandela June 12, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama is wishing for a "speedy recovery" for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 94-year-old Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama, the first lady and everyone at the White House...
  • Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital March 11, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Sunday after undergoing a medical check-up, the presidency said. The 94-year-old was admitted into a hospital on Saturday, for the second time in three months, for a scheduled medical check-up, Xinhua reported. Mandela has returned to his Johannesburg home following...
  • Nelson Mandela recovers from lung infection: Official January 7, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African President Nelson Mandela has recovered from a lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones that kept him in hospital for nearly three weeks, the government said on Sunday. Mandela, 94, who has been in frail health for several years, spent most of December in a Pretoria hospital...
  • Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan dies after prolonged illness June 13, 2012

    India-born Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan died on Wednesday following multiple organ failure at the age of 84. ...
  • Pataudi still in ICU, condition remains critical September 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The condition of former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who is suffering from lung infection, continues to be critical on Thursday. "Mansur Ali Khan continues to remain critically ill in the ICU. He is on very high level of oxygen support requiring intermittent Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure...
  • Bal Thackeray admitted to ICU with lung infection June 19, 2009

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena supreme Bal Thackeray was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Lilavati Hospital late on Thursday evening after he complained of breathing problems, party sources said. According to a party office bearer, Thackeray, 83, was admitted to the hospital for a lung infection. "He had breathing problems since...