Jnanpith awardee Indira Goswami`s condition still critical

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 18:47

Guwahati: There was no improvement in the
condition of Jnanpith winning litterateur Indira Goswami, who
remained unconscious and on ventilator support for the fourth
consecutive day, even as two specialists from AIIMS arrived
here to attend on her.

"Goswami remains unconscious and on ventilator support
for the fourth consecutive day. Specialists from AIIMS
examined her today and several tests were conducted on her.
The doctors will decide on further course of treatment after
the test results are available," Principal and Chief
Superintendent of Guwahati Medical College Hospital Dr M M
Deka told reporters here.

"There has been no improvement in her condition and she
is critical as she is suffering from high fever due to
septicaemia," he said.
Goswami (69) was brought to the hospital late on
Saturday night after she complained of respiratory problems
and was immediately put on ventilation in the ICU.

ULFA `chairman` Arabinda Rajkhowa, who arrived here
from New Delhi after holding introductory talks with the
Centre, visited GMCH and inquired about her health.

"Mamoni baideo has tirelessly worked to ensure peace
talks between the government and ULFA are held. We are very
concerned about her health. People of Assam need her at this
critical juncture," Rajkhowa said.

ULFA `commander-in-chief` Paresh Barua also sent an
e-mail wishing Goswami a speedy recovery.

Goswami, who has authored several novels and short
story collection, had earlier taken the initiative for a
political dialogue to resolve the ULFA issue which has rocked
the state for nearly three decades.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 18:47

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