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World Anesthesia Day 2020

Date : 15th October 2020

Time : 11:00 AM

Venue : 1st Floor, Board Room

On this day of 16th October, 173 years ago, W.T.G Morton made the first official successful demonstration of ether as an anaesthetic which heralded the era of the practice of anesthesiology and is celebrated as World Anaesthesia Day. Since 1903, special events are organized to celebrate this remarkable day.

Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital also celebrated this remarkable day.

World Anaesthesia Day is celebrated all over the world on 16th October, Due to the COVID Pandemic and with several staff and students doing COVID duty ,the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, RRMCH conducted a virtual meeting at 11AM in the board room. On 16th October 2020.The meeting was well attended by faculty and students of all departments.

Introduction to the program was given by Dr. Rangalakshmi, H.O.D of Dept of Anaesthesia followed by Experiences and Reminiscences, a talk by Dr.Sahajananda, Director of Research. Dr. Praveen G U, Vice Principal and war room in charge and Dr. Praveen Kumar, Medical superintendent. Addressed the gathering and spoke words of encouragement and appreciation for the department. A colorful video compiled and designed by post graduates and staff of the Department of Anaesthesia was screened .The video brought back memories of all celebrations over the years long with a tribute to the COVID warriors of the department. Dr Sowmya MJ, Professor in charge of Critical Care gave a talk on the fight against COVID in RRMC&H.