Tarun Gogoi's condition improves slightly: GMCH supdt

November 22, 2020: The condition of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has improved slightly on Sunday morning but still remains critical.

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November 22, 2020: The condition of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has improved slightly on Sunday morning but still remains critical.

In a medical bulletin, Guwahati Medical College Hospital(GMCH) superintendent Dr. Abhijit Sharma said that he has opened his eyes in the morning and his oxygen level is between 95-97. The lab investigation reports too suggest improvement.

However, his urine level is less than normal which is a cause of concern. "We will go for dialysis is required," said Dr. Sharma.

The 3-time CM was put on ventilator support on Saturday and doctors termed the next 48 hours as very critical for his health.

Gogoi, who has been admitted in GMCH since early this month due to post-Covid complications, has also been suffering from multiple organ failure.

Health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma rushed to the GMCH in the evening and reviewed his health condition with the team of doctors looking after him.

Dr. Sharma told reporters that he had to be put on ventilator as the Non-Invasive Ventilator was not working. He has slipped into coma due to the deterioration of his health. "All efforts to revive his vital parameters are taken and next 48-72 hours are very critical for his health," said Dr. Sharma.

The team of doctors examining the veteran politician is in constant touch with the experts from AAIMS and are treating him according to their advice. Dr. Sharma also said that Gogoi's family has been regularly updated about his health condition and all decisions are taken with their consent.

86-year-old Gogoi had tested Covid-19 positive on August 26 and had to be treated at GMCH for 2 months for post-Covid complications. However, barely a few days after his discharge, he had to be re-admitted after his condition worsened.

 

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