Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that they had an hour-long meeting with AIIMS director Randeep Guleria over the issue

Guwahati: The special medical team formed by the state government in consultation with the director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi has decided that a specialised doctor from the leading medical institutions of the country will be reaching Assam either on Saturday or on Sunday to oversee the treatment of former state chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who is currently at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) ICU.

Announcing this, Assam minister for health and family welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma said that they had an hour-long meeting with AIIMS director Randeep Guleria over the whole issue.

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“We had an hour-long video conference with AIIMS director Randeep Guleria who is himself a doctor of pulmonary medicine. I was also present, besides Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, son of Tarun Gogoi, and the GMCH medical team. The AIIMS director said our line of treatment was okay and suggested some additional tests,” he said.

The AIIMS director informed the Assam team that he would be sending a specialist in a day or two to examine Gogoi’s health and oversee the treatment.

However, according to Sarma, Gogoi’s health condition showed signs of improvement.

Earlier on Thursday last, the veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Assam was shifted to intensive care unit (ICU) of GMCH once again.

Health condition of the Congress stalwart, who was admitted to the GMCH on August 26 after testing COVID-19 positive, started deteriorating since Thursday morning. He was immediately shifted to the ICU, hospital sources said.

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