Tuesday, 06 December 2022
Severe dearth of anesthetists and intensivists

Severe dearth of anesthetists and intensivists Featured

Government hospitals are having a severe dearth of anesthetists and intensivists, says the Sri Lanka Association of Anesthetists and Intensivists.

The hospitals should have around 300 anesthetists and intensivists, but only 130 are available at present, says the association’s president Dr. Kanishka Indraratne.

Therefore, heart, neurological, maternity surgeries are taking place amidst various difficulties.

As a temporary solution, around 410 physicians serve as anesthetists, according to him.

Despite this dearth, only 24 are undergoing training as anesthetists and intensivists at present, said Dr. Indraratne.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.