The role of anaesthesiologist in the care of the parturient has expanded, with regular involvement in the labor rooms, the obstetric theatre and in the high dependency and intensive care units that care for the critically ill parturients. The shortage of anaesthetists has been identified as one of the major causes of high MMR in India (407/100,000 deliveries) and is a cause for grave concern, with anaesthetic accidents (4.8%) being considered an important preventable cause of maternal deaths, according to the Safe motherhood WHO training manuals. This has led to inclusion of anaesthesia as an important component of the "Comprehensive essential obstetric care" in the safe motherhood programs all over India.
In the modern era of specialization, anaesthesiology has branched into specific areas like cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery, critical care and pain, with setting up of their own associations to formulate guidelines, initiate research and discuss problem-related issues in specific fields which has made a positive impact on their development.Read More
AOA members and friends,
In these harsh and challenging times for our souls and minds, I bring you my warmest greetings and my wish that you are all staying safe and well.Read More
Dear Obstetric Anaesthesiologists,
The Association of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists (AOA) India is an exclusive platform and forum to enhance the standards of maternal care for our staggering and varied pregnant population across the country.Read More