GUWAHATI, Oct 8 � The health condition of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was assessed at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here today following an irritating cough that had been disturbing the Chief Minister for the past three to four days.
Dr Anjan Bhattacharyya, Head of the Department of Cardiology, GMCH, who led the examination, told this newspaper that regular health examination of the Chief Minister is done at his official residence here. But following the cough suffered by him for the past three to four days, it was decided to conduct some tests on him at the GMCH.
Accordingly, an x-ray photograph of his lung was taken today and he was also subjected to an eco-cardiography to know the functioning of his heart. The Chief Minister got one of his heart valves replaced in 2009 and after the eco-cardiography today it was found that his implanted heart valve was functioning in a satisfactory manner.
It was also found that an allergic condition of his lung resulted in the cough. After being nebulised, he got a temporary relief from the cough.
However, the Chief Minister was prescribed antibiotics and other medicines to cure him of the cough and allergy, besides a two-day rest. Physical rest has become obligatory for the Chief Minister to improve the condition of his throat, said Dr Bhattacharyya.