ANESTHESIA: THE ART OF SAVING LIVES & HEALING PAIN
Anaesthesia and its evolution as a speciality branch is a gift to mankind. Without anaesthesia, the process of safe and pain-free surgery could not ever have been able to benefit humans to heal from many kinds of disease conditions. The possibility of healing pain and becoming an instrument to render such service has been a blessing for me in this lifetime. For two decades, I have worked in the speciality and found purpose and meaning in life by making myself God’s tool to serve this way. It has indeed been a very humbling and purposeful time.
Also, the end of life care and assisting recovery and death both alike in my service in ICU care setups has brought me deep insights on life and death both. It has helped me understand and perceive the nature of human suffering and the cycle of our mortal existence. Long and arduous labour done in detached compassion towards my patients has taught me how to serve without expectation of result and yet doing my best.
On this world anaesthesia day, I wish to celebrate the great service done by these professionals and my colleagues who work tirelessly and silently in the backstage. They indeed deserve an applaud and more recognition and honour for the commendable work they do.
Even in difficult times of Covid, they are on the frontline working and risking themselves to assist and facilitate the care of patients in ICU and operation theatres across the world. My humble prayer for the safety of all anesthesiologists and their patients for a safe and wholesome experience.
It’s been a blessing
It’s been an honour
It’s all been very humbling!
Happy World anaesthesia day.