Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has been named for Padma Bhushan posthumously

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was on November 2 rushed to the hospital after the senior Congress leader’s health condition deteriorated.

Gogoi, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was in hospital for two months, was released from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati on October 25.

The veteran leader was put on ventilator support after he complained of uneasiness on November 1 night. He was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

GMCH superintendent Abhijit Sarma said that a team of doctors is monitoring his health. “We have put Tarun Gogoi on non-invasive ventilator support and his oxygen saturation level is normal now. He is mentally stable and conscious,” Sarma told the media.

The three-time chief minister, Tarun Gogoi was discharged from the hospital on October 25 after he recovered from COVID-19 infection and other post-recovery complications, after more than 60 days of hospitalization.

He was administered plasma therapy and subsequently became stable.

The octogenarian Congress leader was under observation of the team of nine doctors at his official residence.

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