Dr Seyi Oyesola, Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Consultants (A3C’s), has provided insight into why some people do not wake up even after surgeries might have been ‘susccessful’.
According to him, it could be due to inadequate anaesthesia and critical care which, he said, were key components of a successful surgery.
Oyesola, a consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care ,said this during A3C’s team’s visit to the Lagos office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)on Friday.
According to him, anaesthetists and critical care experts also play a significant role to ensure successful outcome during surgical procedures.
“We hear about cases of surgeries that are successful, but the patients still die after the surgery.
“This is where the role of critical care expert comes to play, after a surgeon must have done his or her own part of performing a surgery on a patient.
“The anaesthetist puts a patient to sleep before a surgery and ensures the patient wakes up after such surgery by doing a constant monitoring during and after the surgery.
“This is how anaesthesia gives birth to critical care; you just don’t put a patient to sleep, the patient must be critically cared for.
“So, the reasons some patients don’t wake up after surgery is really not because of the surgeon ,” he said.
On how to tackle quackery in the industry, the Consultant said the body in charge should be proactive in addressing the issue.
“There is a government agency or body that is in place to tackle the issue of quacks, they should do what is expected of them,” he said.