NEW DELHI, July 3 � After undergoing treatment for over four months, noted litterateur and Jnanpith awardee Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami is likely to be shifted back to Guwahati on July 5, as her condition has stabilised.
A member of Goswami�s family has arrived in the capital to oversee the arrangements. She is likely to be flown to Guwahati either on Tuesday or Wednesday, said a family source.
The doctors treating the noted author, have conveyed to the family that her condition is more or less stable though she continues to be in a state of coma following severe cerebral damage.
Sources said that a special cabin has been set up at Gauhati Medical College Hospital, where she would undergo further treatment. A couple of nurses from Assam were brought here and given special physiotherapy training at the Medanta Medicity. The training is now over and the trained nursing staff is ready to take care of Dr Goswami, sources said.
Chief of Medanta Institute of Critical Care and Anesthesiology, Dr Yatin Mehta, told newsmen that Dr Goswami�s condition is stable though she is not out of danger. �We have already shifted her from the ICU to a room. And shortly we are hopeful of sending her back to Assam,� Mehta said.
However, Dr Goswami is unable to speak and is being given nasal feeds. �She is breathing on her own but the only cause of concern is the slow response to the treatment by her brain cells,� added Dr Mehta, who has been treating her since her arrival from Guwahati in a critical condition.
�Two nurses from Guwahati have been given training for attending on her after she is taken to Assam,� a close associate of Dr Goswami said.
At Medicity, doctors have been trying various treatments including playing her favourite bhajans and classical music, reading out books, in a bid to revive her brain activities.
Assam Government has been taking care of her hospital bills after Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced that all her treatment expenditures would be borne by the State Government. The Chief Minister had also visited her at the hospital and was briefed by the doctors treating her.
Apart from the Chief Minister, a steady stream of visitors had visited the hospital. The pro-talk ULFA leaders led by chairman, Arabinda Rajkhowa had also visited her at the hospital, when they were in the capital in February to take part in the negotiations.
Dr Goswami had initiated the peace process with ULFA by opting to act as a mediator between the Centre and the rebel group. She was later named a member of the Peoples� Consultative Group (PCG).