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(From The Times of India)
Byline: Kounteya Sinha
NEW DELHI: All armed forces personnel will now be screened for cancer during their annual medical examination.
An order to this effect, by the directorgeneral of Armed Forces Medical Services Admiral V K Singh, has been dispatched to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard chiefs. The Indian Cancer Society was instrumental in persuading AFMS to take this decision. A K Vaid and H Chaturvedi from the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre had also advised Admiral Singh on what types of screening should be carried out.
AFMS sources told TOI, "Cancer screening is now mandatory for …