Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s health worsened today and was rushed to Guwahati for further treatment, reports said. Gogoi, who underwent two bypass surgeries in 2010, suddenly fell ill while addressing party workers on Tuesday.
The chief minister’s office said that the chief minister has been suffering from dysentery and he fell weak following dehydration. “He is taking rest,” was all the chief minister’s office said. Doctors from Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh are attending on Gogoi since last night. Sources said that the chief minister’s three functions at Tinsukia, about 600km from here, on Wednesday are likely to be cancelled and he might be flown to Guwahati, if doctors permit flying.
The 79-year-old politician had undergone a triple heart surgery in 2011, just months before the assembly election. Praised for his will power by his doctors at Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai, Gogoi had plunged himself in the election campaign and led the party to a thumping victory with an absolute majority in the house.
Officials said that doctors are trying to ascertain the cause and said there is nothing to worry. Gogoi, 81, underwent two bypass surgeries in 2010. It was earlier reported that the Congress leader was suffering from dehydration. Gogoi underwent heart surgeries at the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai in 2010.