The President of the Association of Breast Surgeons of India, Dr P Raghu Ram has been conferred the prestigious Dr BC Roy National Award.
President Pranab Mukherjee presented the award at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The BC Roy award, is the highest award for medicine in India.
Raghu Ram, is also the director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for breast diseases.
He is the youngest surgeon ever from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to be conferred with the honor.
The Director has been conferred the prestigious award, under the category 'Outstanding services in the field of Socio Medical Relief’ for the year 2016.
Raghu Ram, is well recognized for his work, towards improving breast health care in India and community service of a high order.
Under the auspices of the Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation, which bears his mother’s name, Raghu Ram through a number of initiatives, has spread much needed awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer in the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Raghu Ram said, “He has dedicated this prestigious award to his mother, Dr. Ushalakshmi, and to all those who have bravely fought breast cancer with courage and determination.
“I take this opportunity to rededicate myself to work with even greater determination alongside colleagues, NGOs and the government to further improve breast health care in my motherland” said Mr. Raghu Ram.