Tarun Gogoi’s Health Deteriorated, Condition ‘Very Very Critical’

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Veteran Congress leader and three-time Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's health condition has deteriorated again, and he is ‘very very critical’, Abhijeet Sharma, Superintendent, Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, said on Monday, 23 November.

Following post-COVID-19 complications, the 85-year-old veteran politician was put on Non-Invasive Ventilation since his admission at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on 2 November.

He has suffered multiple-organ failure as well.

“Today we've evaluated him. He's very very critical. We'd planned for a dialysis procedure but won't do it today. His condition has deteriorated from what it was yesterday,” Sharma said on Monday, speaking about the former CM’s condition.

On Sunday, Sharma had said that the former CM’s condition was slightly better.

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“Last evening former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi's health deteriorated, so we intubated him, he was critical yesterday. His AGB (arterial blood gas) test and parameters are slightly better today,” he said, according to ANI.

On Saturday, his son Gaurav Gogoi had shared the information of his deteriorating health on Twitter.

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Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that on Saturday afternoon Gogoi's condition deteriorated with problems in breathing, following which the doctors started an intubation ventilator.

“The doctors are trying hard to revive his organs with medicines and other medical methods. The doctors will also attempt a dialysis,” the Health Minister said, adding that the next 48-72 hours are very critical and the doctors are doing everything possible.

He also said that the doctors of GMCH are in constant touch with experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi since his conditions disallow to be shifted outside the state for medical treatment.

Gogoi had tested positive for COVID-19 on 25 August and was admitted to the GMCH the next day, where he was administered plasma therapy. He was discharged from the hospital, after two months, on 25 October after he recovered from the COVID-19 infection and other post-recovery complications.

(With inputs from IANS and ANI.)

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