A 9-member body of doctors has been formed to monitor the health status of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. He in his tweet urged all those who came in contact with him recently to get tested.
The 85-year-old congress leader has been shifted to a new paying cabin in Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) keeping in view of his age and has been monitored regularly.
An order issued by the office of the superintendent of GMCH said: “In view of former Assam Chief Minister Sri Tarun Gogoi becoming COVID -19 positive, he is advised to be shifted to New Paying Cabin and the following doctors of Gauhati Medical College Hospital will be responsible for continuous monitoring of his health status.”
The 9-member doctors’ committee includes Dr. Jogesh Sarma, Prof & HoD of Pulmonary Medicine; Dr. Uma Kaimal Saikia, Associate Prof of Endocrinology; Dr. Farhin lqbal, Associate Prof of Cardiology; Dr. Bhaskar Thakuria, Assistant Prof of Medicine and Dr. R. Das, Assistant Prof of Surgery.
The other doctors are Dr. Biswajit Talukdar, Registrar of Anaesthesiology; Dr. Jayshri Medhi, Post PG of Medicine; Dr. Moinul Islam, Resident doctor of Medicine and Dr. Bubu Gogoi, Resident doctor of Medicine.