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New Delhi, Mar 27 : Former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2008 Hoover Medal for his outstanding service to humanity. The announcement to this effect was made in New York on Friday. The citation said that the award would be presented to Dr. Kalam at a special ceremony on April 28.

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It applauded the former president was his achievements such as bringing quality medical care to rural areas by establishing a link between doctors and technocrats, using spin-offs of defense technology to create state-of-the-art , launching telemedicine projects connecting remote rural-based hospitals to the super-specialty hospitals.


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