Indira Goswami''s condition slightly improves

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Guwahati, Feb 16 (PTI) The condition of litterateurIndira Raisom Goswami has slightly improved but she continuesto be on ventilator support.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today,"there is a very minor improvement in her condition.

Specialists from AIIMS and GMCH are monitoring her condition".

Sources at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH)said the overall health condition of the 69-year-old writerremained a matter of concern though her fever due tosepticaemia had come down in the morning and her bloodpressure and pulse rate were stable.

An infarction (formation of an area of tissue deathdue to a local lack of oxygen caused by obstruction of thetissue''s blood supply) was detected in her brain during a CTscan, the sources said.

Two senior doctors from the All India Institute ofMedical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, Dr Ashutosh Biswas and R KBatra, who were brought here by the state government forGoswami�s treatment, described her condition as "stillcritical".

The two specialists from AIIMS, who have approved thetreatment protocol pursued by the GNCH doctors, weremonitoring her condition and conducting several tests, thesources said.

Goswami, who has authored several novels and shortstories, had earlier taken the initiative for a politicaldialogue to resolve the ULFA issue which has rocked the statefor nearly three decades.

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