Former CM Tarun Gogoi. (file image)

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi may be shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi for advanced treatment, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said.

Gogoi was on Thursday admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), following a drop in his oxygen saturation level.

Health minister Sarma, who visited the GMCH to take stock of Gogoi’s health, said a team of doctors of the state run hospital, will hold discussion with the expert doctors at AIIMS on Friday regarding treatment of the veteran politician via video conferencing.

“If the AIIMS doctors recommend that Gogoi needs to be taken there, then he will be shifted to Delhi,” Sarma said.

The minister said that he has discussed this with Gogoi’s son Gaurav Gogoi and former Congress minister Rakibul Hussain.

He, however, said that Gogoi’s condition has lightly improved now.

MP Gogoi also visited GMCH to inquire about his father’s health on Thursday evening.

The 85-year-old veteran politician had tested positive for Covid-19 on August 26 and was admitted to a paying cabin of the hospital.

He tested negative in the last week but has been staying at GMCH till his health recovers completely.

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