Aligarh : The Department of Anaesthesiology, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University organized a function to commemorate "WORLD Anaesthesia Day". The theme for the event was Awareness during Anaesthesia. The Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. S. Abrar Hasan graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Prof. S. Abrar Hasan appreciated the Department of Anaesthesiology for its valuable contribution to academic excellence in the faculty. He emphasized that role of anaesthesiologists has diversified and practice of anaesthesia and it is no longer limited to operation room only. He lauded the enthusiasm of the department for hard work and appealed for improvement in treatment facility and for sympathetic attitude towards patients.
Prof. Shahla Haleem thanked the Dean, Faculty of Medicine for accepting invitation and blessing the department in spite of his very busy schedule. Dr. Aftab Ahmad delivered a very informative speech on world anaesthesia day.
The event also included a recorded lecture by audiovisual presentation on awareness by Prof. Jan Hendrix of Stanford University, USA courtesy of ABBOT laboratories, India. An Anaesthesia Quiz was also organized for the Residents, which was anchored by Dr. Abu Nadeem, Dr. Obaid Siddiqui, Dr. Aftab Ahmad and Dr. Shahna Ali. The team comprising of Dr. Bikramjit Das, Dr. Gaurav and Dr. Fazal won the first prize while the team of Dr. Preeti, Dr. Suma and Dr. Asif was declared runner up.
Dr. S. Moied Ahmad proposed a vote of thanks. Prof. MMH Siddiqi, Prof. Shahla Haleem, Prof. Abdul Quadir, Dr. Shahin N. Jamil, Dr. Hammad Usmani, Dr. Abu Nadeem, Dr. Obaid Siddiqui, Dr. Hussain Amir and Dr. S. Kamran Habib were present in programme.
Earlier, while inaugurating the programme, Prof. Shahla Haleem emphasized the role played by anaesthesiologists in the advancement of modem science. Today anaesthesiology is regarded as a major practice of medicine. The scope of the anesthesiologist has broadened significantly, even outside the operation theatre. They are involved with various problems in medical wards, ICU and pain clinics, management of fluid therapy, blood transfusion problems, and the supervision of inhalation therapy like oxygen and resuscitation of the new born. They pioneer the cardiopulmonary resuscitation, critical care and pain medicine.
Anesthetist?s are today, better consulted in the management of various drugs poisoning cases such as Barbiturate, and Narcotic intoxication in maintaining pulmonary ventilation and in the treatment of life threatening diseases like status epilepticus, status asthmaticus, eclampsia, tetanus, myasthenia gravis and so on. They are often facing various types of crisis management and they have to tackle the unpredictable, uncertain and dynamics situations and make complex medical judgments during critical patient care. They not only play the crucial role in anesthetic management of civilian and combat casualties in operation room but also function adequately as team members in field medical teams and emergency room.