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Indian Army observes the National Doctors’ Day by organising Cancer Awareness camp

by Raju Vernekar
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By Raju Vernekar
Mumbai, July 02:

The National Doctors’ Day was observed by Army’s Station Health Organisation (SHO) located at Malad Military station in North  in Mumbai by conducting a Cancer awareness campaign with lectures and cancer screening camp on Friday. 
The serving soldiers, families and defence civilian employees participated in the campaign organised in coordination with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), a well-known NGO in the field of cancer management from prevention to rehabilitation. A total of 135 personnel were screened during the campaign.
 The ‘National Doctor’s Day’, is observed to mark the birth and death anniversary of physician and second chief minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, to pay tribute to his contributions in the field of Health. 
The first National Doctors’ Day was observed on July 01,1991 by Indian Medical Association. This day acknowledges the contribution of doctors, and medical staff who have selflessly aided us in our time of need and worked tirelessly for our health. The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on doctors and paramedic staff. They worked round the clock to help the country fight the virus. 
The theme for this year was “Family Doctors on the Front Line.” The theme highlighted the contribution of doctors for their service and dedication towards humanity. 
 SHO of Indian Army in Mumbai has been conducting such awareness campaigns regularly in coordination with various local Govt organisations and NGOs. The initiative was first taken up in the year 2011 with the main aim of sensitising the beneficiaries about important preventable cancers and over 3000 beneficiaries have benefitted so far.

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