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Abdul Kalam’s death anniversary observed in Coimbatore:

Abdul Kalam’s death anniversary observed in Coimbatore:

An event to mark the 8th death anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam was organised in Coimbatore on Thursday by the oncologist and director of Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Research (SRIOR) P. Guhan, at Corporation S.R.P. Ammani Ammal Girls Higher Secondary School .

K .Ramesh, head master, of the School, Alagarsamy, Head, Dept. of MSW, Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Kuniamuthur, took part in the event. Dr. Guhan recalled the opening of free paediatric oncology ward at SRIOR and launching of DEEPAM, an initiative to provide free medical support for the underprivileged women. He said the Mr. Kalam came all the way to Coimbatore to inaugurate the projects in August 2005.

“Today under Deepam, more than 3.25 lakh women have been screened for breast and cervical cancer and close to 1,000 children, who suffer from different cancers, have been treated, Dr. Guhan said.

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