Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

: 2014  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-

From the desk of the New President

SSC Chakra Rao 
 President ISA, 2014

Correspondence Address:
SSC Chakra Rao
President ISA, 2014

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[AUTHOR:1] My Dear Colleagues,

First of all let me express my gratitude for electing me as President Elect in the year 2012 and now giving me the seat of the President. Now I wish you a very healthy and prosperous new year 2014 with lot of hopes to achieve many things.

This year 2014 we have a theme "The Practising Anaesthesiologist," dedicated to anaesthesiologists who are practising alone at district and taluq levels and their problems. We have to work on improving the working conditions of these anaesthesiologists, the safety aspects in operation theatre (OT) for them and the patient. We have to utilise the clauses of the registration of hospitals and nursing homes act and set some safe standards and advise our lone anaesthesiologist not to administer anaesthesia without oxygen and equipment for ventilation. In this way, we need to touch the Government hospitals also where a good number of caesarean sections and millions of tubal ligations are carried out. Monitoring of patients with SpO 2 , non-invasive blood pressure, electrocardiography and EtCO 2 for laparoscopic procedures is a must. We have to demand for provision of scavenging systems in OT, adequate number of protective lead aprons when using C-arm and enough protective glasses when Laser is being used in surgery.

Demanding justified and legitimate remuneration, not just as part of percentage of surgeons charges, is our right. I think every city branch must come with its own fee structure, like what is practised in Kerala. As we have varied socio-economic conditions and different types of hospitals, the local branches should shoulder the responsibility in this matter and decide.

This year I will try for the inclusion of anaesthesia as a subject in the undergraduate curriculum of MBBS, where we can catch the doctors when they are young and teach and create awareness about anaesthesia among them. Imparting knowledge of resuscitation and basic life support will help them to serve the society better.

Global warming is the problem of the day. Let's go green. Save nature. Save trees. On adopting this principle and for other economic reasons, our esteemed journal of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA), the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, indexed with PubMed, has gone further and promoted online (e-journal) version along with printing the mandatory hard copies for institutions and for interested members on request.

Let's update our data base further, let's make a clean data base with every entry having the mobile number, E-mail ID and pin code for the postal address and erase those with insufficient information to regularise the membership. I call for the attention all the members, as their involvement is necessary in this data base update.

I wish you all good luck, a healthy and prosperous New Year and Sankranthi, the festival of joy and Happiness.

Long Live ISA