NSA calls on government to equip anesthesia in Nigerian hospitals

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By CHRISTOPHER TOM, UYO

The Nigerian Society of Anesthetists has called on Government of all level to equip Anesthesia in our hospital which would assist them over their professional function for the sake of patient lives despite their challenges in the profession.

The President Nigerian Society of Anesthetist, Prof. Elizabeth Ogboli Nwagor made the call during the 2017 Scientific Conference/General Meeting in Uyo. With Theme: Equipping Anesthesia Practice, The way forward.

Prof. Elizabeth Ogboli said it would be a welcome development if Government equipped Anesthesia which would be towards achieving the vision of the World Federation of the Society of Anesthetists, which is universal asses to safe Anesthesia, the Society has been very visible in training her persons across the country meeting up the International Standard of Practice Acceptable across the globe.

“We cannot fail to deliberate on equipping Anesthesia Practice despite Challenges Continue to advise Members to work hard without discouraging themselves despite the up-hill task in the Profession experience should not relent to the achievement of professional goal demanded.

The Commissioner for Science and Technology Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Ini-obong Essien commended them over their courage to safe patient life despite the challenges in the profession and believe with the passion they have they would continue to save more lives while their deliberation in the conference would bring positive development in the health sector of the nation.

He said the conference would surely develop their profession skills and advise them not to take any lecture for granted as there are important to the cititen and the health sector.

The Chairman Local Organizing committee of the Conference, Dr. Mark Edubio said the practice of Anesthesia has advanced beyond providing optimum fields for surgical operations to pain and Intensive Care Management, a variety of inputs has becomes necessary to make the practice of Anesthesia safe, accessible and affordable.

He said it is with all these in mind that we believe the theme for this conference. “Equipping Anesthesia practice, the way forward” is apt. and stimulates practically solutions to a long standing challenge to our practice while commended members for their massive turn out.

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