A developing country such as India has its own problems of limited resources and this adds to the problems found in a tropical country. Considering all the above points our limitations are: 1. Undernourished children with low body weight and anaemia 2. Poor socioeconomic status of parents 3. Repeated respiratory tract infections 4. Problems of hyperpyrexia 5. Limited monitoring facilities 6. Nonavailability of medical gases and drugs 7. Cost of agents for use on a large scale in a general hospital. These limitations have to be overcome with the help of limited resources as described in the text. A lot of skill is required on the part of the anaesthetist so that he may give safe anaesthesia to his patients.