Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi stable but still critical, say GMCH doctors | India News – Times of India


GUWAHATI: The health condition of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi remained critical but was stated to be “haemodynamically stable” on Sunday. The Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) administration on Sunday said his laboratory parameters have improved when compared to a day earlier.
GMCH superintendent Dr Abhijit Sarma said AIIMS doctors are monitoring Gogoi’s health condition via video conferencing. The 86-year-old veteran Congress leader is on ventilator support and prayers are being organized by various groups across the state for his recovery.
The health condition of Gogoi, who was readmitted to GMCH on November 1 following post-Covid complications, turned critical on Saturday afternoon.
“He is critical and on dialysis. We started dialysis at 2.30 pm today for six hours. He is on ventilator support,” Sarma told TOI on Sunday evening.
“Dialysis was done to remove excess fluid from his body and lower the potassium levels because it affects the heart directly. It’s expected that there will be some improvement in his health condition,” Sarma said.
The former chief minister opened his eyes on his own on Sunday morning, but his health condition deteriorated again later in the day, Sarma said. “He is not conscious at the moment, but haemodynamically stable,” he added.
Haemodynamically stable refers to optimal functioning of blood pressure and pulse.
Doctors said Gogoi was not a position to be airlifted to New Delhi but AIIMS doctors expressed satisfaction at the treatment procedure at GMCH.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal wished speedy recovery of his predecessor. Sonowal is also taking regular updates on Gogoi’s health condition from the hospital authorities, said a CMO release.
Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Gogoi was on mechanical life support and medicines are being applied so that his failed organs could recover. “He is critical and receiving 100% breathing support through machines,” Himanta said in the evening, adding that doctors had planned to carry out dialysis for four hours, but it was extended by two hours. “If there is any positive impact of the dialysis, it will be noticeable tomorrow (Monday),” he said.
While senior Congress leaders are frequently taking stock of Gogoi’s health condition in GMCH, his son and MP Gaurav Gogoi received sister Chandrima and wife Elizabeth at GMCH on Sunday. Chandrima has rushed to Guwahati from the US, while Elizabeth has arrived from New Delhi, said a Congress insider.
Gaurav said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence minister Rajnath Singh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and a number of senior politicians had telephonic conversations with him on Sunday regarding Gogoi’s health conditions.
“We express gratitude to the people of Assam for their prayers and ex-CM sir’s well wishers for their support,” he said.

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