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Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi "critical", rushed to ICU in GMCH

Earlier, Tarun Gogoi was admitted to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after testing positive for the dreaded coronavirus on August 26

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Sep 2020 9:01 AM GMT

Guwahati: Tarun Gogoi, veteran Congressman and 3-time former Chief Minister of Assam, has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Thursday (September 24) due to health complications.

Sources informed The Sentinel Digital that the Gogoi was rushed to the ICU in the early morning hours of Thursday after his condition turned "critical."

Earlier, the octogenarian was admitted to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after testing positive for the dreaded coronavirus on August 26.

"I have been tested Covid 19 positive yesterday. People who came in contact with me during the last few days they should go for Covid test immediately," Gogoi had written on Twitter, informing about his condition.

During his treatment, Tarun Gogoi's health deteriorated as his oxygen levels suddenly dipped, following which he was administered convalescent plasma.

According to a tweet posted by Assam's health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Tarun Gogoi had a sudden fall in Oxygen saturation to 88% at 11.30 pm. "The team of Doctors supervising his health immediately decided to give 1 unit of plasma with 2 lits of oxygen on Mask," Sarma wrote.

Gogoi finally tested negative for the COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 16, following which he was released from the hospital.

This is a developing story. More to follow.

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