Guwahati: Anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi is stable, said Guwahati Medical College Hosptial (GMCH) authority on Sunday.
Gogoi who tested COVID 19 positive on Saturday was brought to the GMCH for his treatment. He was earlier tested ‘negative’.
The leader has been in jail for the past eight months. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has brought several charges against him, including under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Gogoi had been ill for more than a week and had shown COVID-19 symptoms.
On Sunday, GMCH superintendent Abhijít Sarma said that Gogoi has no symptoms of COVID 19 so far.
“Akhil Gogoi’s oxygen saturation is 99 percent and pulse is also ok. Body temperature is also normal. He has only complained of a knee pain and a team of orthopedic is inspecting it,” Sarma informed.
Immediately after the a leader tested of COVID 19 infection, the state government on Saturday evening formed a five-member ‘Board of Doctors’ to examine and observe the health conditions of Gogoi.
The ‘Board of doctors’ will comprise former Gauhati Medical College and Hospital principal Prof (Dr) Bhabani Prasad Chakravarty, Dr Basanta Hazarika of the GMCH and Dr Sangit Dutta, Professor and heads of department of medicine, GMCH, Dr Brajendra Lahkar, Senior Consultant Physician, Health City Hospital and Dr Nilom Khaund, Apollo Hospital Guwahati.
The hospital superintendent added that the two other KMSS leaders and Gogoi’s close associates- Bitu Sonowal and Dharjya Konwar who also tested ‘positive’ were also doing fine.
He added, “Dharjya Konwar has a little cough issue but stable. Sonowal has no symptoms at all. All of them are stable.” The duo was found to be positive on July 8.