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Veteran Congress leader Tarun Gogoi discharged from hospital after 2 months

Guwahati: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and other medical complications, was discharged from hospital on Sunday. Tarun Gogoi had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 25.

According to reports, the 86-year old Veteran Congress politician will continue to remain under observation of a team of doctors from GMCH.

One of the doctors treating Gogoi said, “His blood pressure, sugar and other vital parameters are normal at present. He is completely fine now. However, our doctors and nurses will continue to monitor his health at his residence.”

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Informing about the former CM’s discharge, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Former Chief Minister of Assam Sri Tarun Gogoi has been discharged from Guwahati Medical College today after 60 days of hospitalisation. His further treatment shall continue in his official residence under the supervision of the Doctors from medical college. My best wishes. (sic)”

The state government had constituted a nine-member committee of doctors, led by the Head of Pulmonary Medicine Dr Jogesh Sarma, to monitor the health condition of the veteran Congress leader. The octogenarian leader’s condition had deteriorated on August 31 with a sudden fall in oxygen saturation level. The GMCH Superintendent later confirmed to media that the veteran leader was suffering from post-COVID complications.

He was administered plasma therapy and was stable later. After testing negative, Gogoi was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in September as he developed post- COVID-19 complications.

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