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Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s condition critical

Guwahati: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi continued to be in the ICU of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in a critical condition.

The condition of the octogenarian Congress leader has deteriorated further, state Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Gogoi is on full machine support and the condition is very, very critical, he said.

Gogoi, who has been undergoing treatment in the ICU of GMCH since November 1, was placed under mechanical ventilation on November 21.

A panel of specialists of GMCH has been monitoring his health, in consultation with experts from AIIMS.

Gogoi has been admitted in the GMCH thrice since August.

The three-time Chief Minister had tested positive for COVID 19 on August 25 and was admitted in the GMCH, where he underwent treatment for over 20 days before recovering from the infection.

His existing co-morbidities and advanced age had made recovery slow.

He was once again admitted in the same hospital on September 24 following drop in his oxygen level and was discharged in the last week of October.

He was re-admitted on November 1.

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