‘Anaesthesia integral part of every hospital’


Lahore—The field of anaesthesia is no more limited to the operation theatres but it has become integral part of every hospital as 70 percent working of every hospital revolves around it.
These views were expressed by Principal Postgraduate Medical Institute Prof Ghias-un-Nabi Tayyab while addressing a seminar, held at Lahore General Hospital to observe World Anaesthesia Day on Saturday.
He said that anaesthesia was no more a surgical sub- specialty, adding that the anaesthetic mortality rate has reduced dramatically due to modern technology and advancement in the field of anaesthesiology.
He said that there was an acute shortage of anaesthetics all over the world, especially in Pakistan. He said the Punjab government as well as the PGMI Lahore was taking solid steps for producing anaesthetics and training courses in anaesthesia were being offered to the medical officers at the PGMI. President Pakistan Society of Anesthesiologist Lahore and Member Board of Management PGMI Professor Khalid Bashir stressed the need for safe use of anaesthesia.
He said that doctors have greater role and responsibilities pertaining to patients’ healthcare, safety and decision-making.
He said that anaesthetics are advancing the practice of anaesthesia and trying to secure a safe future for the patients all over the world.
Other speakers said that anaesthesia had made it possible for patients to benefit from various surgical and non-surgical treatments that would not have been possible without it.
Senior doctors Professor Shahida Khawaja and Dr Judat Saleem, faculty members and a large numbers of doctors attended the seminar.
The slogan of World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists is “Safe Anaesthesia ensures Safe Surgery”.—APP