Dr P Raghu Ram, President of Association of Breast Surgeons of India was awarded prestigious Dr B C Roy national award for outstanding service in the field of socio-medical relief for 2016.
The award will be conferred on him by President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of the Doctors day observed every year on 1st July.
He is claimed to be the youngest surgeon ever from the Telugu states (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) to receive this award. The award recognises Dr Rams significant contribution towards improving the delivery of breast health care in India. Besides, it also recognises his efforts for creating the much needed awareness about importance of early detection of breast cancer in Telugu states through a number of initiatives.
About B C Roy Award
- The BC Roy Award is the highest recognition for medical practitioners in India.
- It was instituted by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in 1976 in memory of renowned physician and former West Bengal Chief Minister Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.
- The award is bestowed annually 6 categories viz. statesmanship of the Highest Order in India, eminent medical person, medical man-cum-statesman, eminent person in philosophy, eminent person in arts and eminent person in Science.