Dr. Muralidhar Joshi
From the Desk of The President, ISA National
Greetings from President!
At the outset, I would like to thank you for trusting my ability and electing me as President of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA) for the year 2019-2020. I will strive to achieve the goals set by our seniors. With support from everyone, we can take ISA to new heights not only within our country but also across the globe.
It gives me immense pleasure to share with you that we are going to implement the VISION 2020 mission of ISA. This involves:
• Safe Anaesthesia, Safe Country
• Innovation and Research
• International Exchange Programme
• Professional Wellbeing
We all know safe and accessible anaesthesia care is the need of the hour not only in our country but also across the globe. ISA will strive to provide this safe access to all citizens of the country. We plan to conduct Safe courses like Safe Paediatric Anaesthesia, Safe Obstetric Anaesthesia, Essential Pain Management, Primary Trauma Care, Vital Anaesthesia Simulation Training so on and so forth across the country. These training programmes will empower our anaesthesia colleagues to render quality care to the needy.
Currently our country is one amongst the top 5 innovating countries. ISA should step forward in contributing research and innovative projects to the world. We have started ISA Innovation Cell to encourage our members take up innovation in a larger perspective. We are not only looking at providing technical inputs but also assist members in getting resources for successful completion of the project.
Knowledge exchange is an important exercise for all professionals. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia is in fore front of these activities. ISA has not only initiated Fellowships at national level but also at international level. In continuation of this exercise, we are offering 13 fellowships to international candidates. Now, we are going to facilitate more fellows from India for overseas fellowships. This should be a good exposure to all our ISA members.
As part of professional wellbeing, ISA has initiated Family Benevolent Fund, Professional Indemnity Insurance, Private Practitioners Forum, Guidelines, CME’s,Workshops and many more to add it. On top of these we have also started many novel projects like YUVA ISA, ISA Sports Club, ISA Cultural Club and others.
It’s my personal request to all members to utilize all these services and avail benefits. There are many awards to win, please log into www.isaweb.in for more details.
ISA is not lagging behind in social initiatives, Indian Resuscitation Council (IRC) activities are commendable. IRC is making international bodies to take note of the long strides of ‘Make in India’ Concept of ISA.
Finally, I would like to say; Nothing is impossible. ‘To Reach the Unreached” we have over 30,000 members in ISA spread over close to 200 city branches and 25 state branches; the resources are plenty. We will achieve our goals and the mission “VISION 2020”.
“The Journey of thousand miles also starts with first step, let’s make a beginning”
Long Live ISA!
Jai Hind !!
Dr Muralidhar Joshi
Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists