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Tarun Gogoi "stable", AIIMS doctors to visit GMCH this weekend for his check-up: GMCH Superintendent

85-year-old Tarun Gogoi was rushed to the ICU of the GMCH in the early morning hours of Thursday after his condition turned "critical"

Tarun Gogoi stable, AIIMS doctors to visit GMCH this weekend for his check-up: GMCH Superintendent

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Sep 2020 5:48 AM GMT

Guwahati: Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Superintended Abhijit Sarma today informed that the health condition of 3-time former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, currently suffering from post-COVID complications, is "stable" and his oxygen saturation level is being maintained at around 92%.

"GMCH doctors have done a video conferencing to discuss the health condition and further line of treatment to be adopted for Gogoi with AIIMS doctors this morning. AIIMS doctors will be visiting Gogoi this weekend," Sarma informed The Sentinel Digital moments earlier. "His condition is currently stable. Oxygen saturation level maintained at around 92%."

Sarma rubbished media reports saying that arrangements are being made to take the veteran Congress leader to AIIMS in Delhi and said that no such plans have been made as of yet.

The 85-year-old Gogoi was rushed to the ICU of the GMCH 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.

Although the Congress veteran was later discharged from the hospital after testing 'negative' for the respiratory disease, he has continued to complain of a "weakness".

Himanta Biswa Sarma, reaching the GMCH to take stock of Gogoi's health yesterday, gave some insight into the health condition of the Congress party stalwart. "Up until now, Tarun Gogoi had been maintaining oxygen saturation levels of around 94 with very minimal oxygen support. But today, in the morning, his oxygen level plunged to 82, upon which he was brought to the ICU. After being administered artificial oxygen, his levels have jumped somewhat."

Sarma further added that many patients, after recovering from the COVID, have shown similar worrying signs. "We have been discussing how the post-COVID period is even more frightening than the COVID."

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