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Hyderabad surgeon Raghu Ram wins B C Roy award

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Dr P Raghu Ram, president of Association of Breast Surgeons of India, has won the prestigious Dr B C Roy national award for 'outstanding service in the field of socio medical relief' for 2016.

The announcement was made by Dr Jayshree Mehta, president, Medical Council of India, in a letter addressed to Ram, who is also director, KIMS-USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseases, and CEO, Ushalakshmi Breast Foundation.

The award, the highest recognition for medical practitioners in India, would be conferred on Ram by President on July 1, observed as Doctors day, according to a KIMS-USHALAKSHMI Centre perss release.

He is the youngest surgeon ever from the Telugu states (and Andhra Pradesh) to have been selected for this award, it claimed.

The award recognises Dr Ram's significant contribution towards improving the delivery of breast health care in India, and equally, creating the much needed awareness about importance of early detection of breast in and through a number of initiatives, it said.

"I am ever grateful to lord almighty for being chosen for this coveted award and I dedicate the Dr B C Roy award to my mother, Dr Ushalakshmi and to all those who have bravely fought breast with courage and determination," said Ram, who was conferred the Padma Shri in 2015.

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First Published: Wed, February 08 2017. 15:32 IST