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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-5  

From the desk of the New President

President ISA, 2012

Date of Web Publication29-Feb-2012

Correspondence Address:
Anjan Datta
President ISA, 2012

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.93335

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Datta A. From the desk of the New President. Indian J Anaesth 2012;56:4-5

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Dear Members,

On behalf of all the Governing Council Members of the ISA, I express my heartfelt thanks to all of you for electing me as President, Dr. Sahu as Vice-President, Dr. Bhimeshwar as Hon. Secretary, Dr. Murlidhar Joshi as Treasurer and Dr. Shakil Momin, Dr. Bande and Dr. Venkatagiri as Governing Council (GC) members. I recall the support and active participation in managing the office by the candidates who were not inducted in the GC this time. I recognise that they are also representing quite a good number of you.

The installation of the new office has started with some unprecedented events. A writ was filed against the election process. At Tuticorin, our beloved colleague Dr. Sethulakshmi was brutally assassinated at her clinic. The branches of ISA, including the National Headquarters, condemned her killing. We have to devise ways to prevent such things from occurring in the future. I look forward to your valued opinion regarding the same.

My view in this matter is that we should all take a moment to realize and feel proud of being anaesthesiologists. Be social in every sphere of life. Share your knowledge and experiences with your friends from other fraternities and a varied cross-section of people. Try to educate others that we are sailing through life and death. We can land on any side at any moment. This may be the only solution in safeguarding our practice.

You are aware that the tenure of the Presidential position is only for 1 year. Thus, time is very limited. If I promise a lot, it will definitely be a futile exercise. I have an advantage that I have worked as Hon. Secretary and continued in the GC. The main objectives declared during my tenure, as Vision 2020 Document, are active for ongoing implementation.

I would like to thank you again for accepting the changes in our memorandum of association in the AGBM 2011. My long-pending dream since 2006 comes true with this initiative. Now, the ISA GC will be represented even more with a nationalized feeling.

It is a common feeling that the ISA HQ is not communicating with you as much as it should. I can really assure you that this is not the true picture. The two active offices, HQ and IJA, are very much duty bound. The office sends you ID cards, newsletters, etc. IJA is posted regularly to eligible members in proper time. But, from my past and very recent experiences, most of the items are returned by the postal authority marked as "addressee not known or addressee left". Even the E-mails bounce. The short messaging service transmission is restricted. We really have no solution in this matter. The national online voting proposed and passed during my tenure as Hon. Secretary got stalled because of the lacuna in our database, which is the foundation of our society. I am continuing my requests to please update your details with your valid operational E-mail ID to our HQ. The best option is to log on to our website th www.isaweb.in . If you are not net-savvy, please do not hesitate to take help from your well-versed family members. Six years since this process is in place is enough time for updating the details. Some day we have to implement a national voting pattern. The only option remaining will be to split the database into active and non-active members. I look forward to your suggestions on this matter as well.

The final support I need from you is for a one-point target in introducing anaesthesiology as an examining subject in MBBS. The process was initiated long back. But, we have failed to achieve the desired outcome as yet. I request you to send feedback, resources and deployable contacts with appropriate authorities. I assure you that your services will be recognised by our highly academic body.

Long live ISA.

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