Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, 11th October, 2008 :The CME on Breast Cancer was inaugurated by Sh. Ram Niwas, IAS, Home Secretary- Cum-Secretary- Medical Education, Chandigarh Administration on World Breast Cancer Awareness Day at GMCH, Sector-32, Chandigarh, today.
He spoke on the awareness and detection of Breast Cancer among the general population and emphasized the importance of screening programmes done by NGOs and Hospital. He also stressed upon the need to have more such programmes by the NGOs and Hospitals since Breast Cancer has taken number one position in female cancer in the urban areas.
Sh. Ram Niwas also released the manual on Carcinoma Breast edited by Dr. Ashwani Dalal which will be helpful for spreading the awareness among the public. Later, Sh. Ram Niwas inaugurated the skill Lab in the department of Surgery, constructed for training the undergraduates in minimal invasive surgery. Prof. Raj Bahadur, Prof A.K. Attri, Prof. H.S. Shukla, Prof. Anurag Srivastava and Prof. D. N. Sharma and other dignitaries were also present there.