The growth in anaesthesia speciality has been contemporaneous with the advancement in surgical techniques . Although various anaesthesia subspecialities have developed over the years, the value of a general speciality anaesthesiologist cannot be undermined as skills and techniques acquired during basic anaesthesia training are major determinants of efficiency of an anaesthesiologist . A general speciality anaesthesiologist performs multiple roles: that of a perioperative physician, intensivist and acute pain management expert . Anaesthesia also offers a multitude of avenues in teaching and research . A successful anaesthesiologist not only requires having good clinical skills but also needs to adhere to basic medical ethics principles . Anaesthesiologists have also been in the forefront in the management of the current COVID pandemic.
Index: Anaesthesiologist, general, perioperative