The health condition of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has deteriorated to a critical level. Gogoi who is admitted at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has shifted from non-invasive to mechanical ventilation for ease of breathing.

According to Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma the next 48 hours are critical.

Briefing media-persons at GMCH, Sarma said, “Since this afternoon, his health condition has deteriorated. He was in non-invasive ventilation and now he has been intubated.”

“The functioning of his organs has come down drastically. As per the doctors, compared to past two days his condition has deteriorated. Since afternoon he is totally in a state of unconsciousness and is unable to recognise or respond to anyone,” informed the health minister.

“He has been administered medicines to revive his organs. If the medicines work, he might get back his normal breathing,” added Sarma.

“We cannot take him outside as he is already on ventilation. After discussion with his family members and doctors from AIIMS it was decided to continue his treatment at GMCH,” stated Himanta Biswa Sarma.