Former Assam CM Gogoi in ICU after drop in oxygen level

Former Assam CM Gogoi in ICU after drop in oxygen level
Former Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi. (File Photo)

GUWAHATI | SEPT 24, 2020: 

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was on Thursday admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), following a drop in his oxygen saturation level.

Gogoi (85), who had tested positive for COVID-19 last month, was however in a stable state of health by evening.

"His condition has improved but his oxygen saturation levels are fluctuating, the state health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma informed on Thursday evening after paying a visit to GMCH to inquire about Gogoi's health.

"His oxygen saturation levels had dipped to 82 per cent after having food this morning and thereafter his health condition deteriorated. But after administration of artificial oxygen (about 6 litres), he is now stable. He is in a position to talk but is tired and experiencing some pain," Sarma said.

The minister said that the team of doctors which was monitoring his health parameters after he tested positive for the virus, is closely observing his health.

"Tomorrow morning, we will try to arrange a video conference between our doctors and specialists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi to ascertain whether our line of treatment is moving on the right track or whether more needed to be done, including taking him to New Delhi," Sarma said.

Gogoi had come across a similar situation a few days after testing positive for the virus last month when there was a sudden drop in oxygen saturation level.

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