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pic_1THE JIMMY S BILIMORIA FOUNDATION is a new charity set up in memory of Jimmy Soli Bilimoria, who passed away on May 3, 2013 after a prolonged battle with cancer. While Jimmy fought the good fight in a spirited way, it became obvious to him and his family that patients like him were in dire need of palliative care at home, particularly so in the city of Mumbai.

While there are palliative care facilities across the country, their numbers are grossly inadequate to cater to the vast number of patients in need of such care, with the exception of Kerala, where too it is in the most part a community run service. In Mumbai apart from Tata Memorial Centre no other institute or hospital has home care facilities, and Tata Memorial finds it almost impossible to cope with the demand and concentrate their service mainly on those who are financially most in need. CanSupport in Delhi is an exceptional home care service. Shanti Avedhna in Mumbai, Karunashreya in Bangalore and Cipla Palliative Care in Pune are excellent facilities, but they are hospices – not home care services.

And given the rising incidence of cancer, a condition where the mortality rate is as high as 70% to 80%, the need to proliferate palliative care facilities across the country cannot be underscored sufficiently enough.

PALCARE from THE JIMMY S BILMORIA FOUNDATION has been set up with the prime purpose of addressing this urgent need – i.e. of delivering an ‘at-home’ service to those suffering from life limiting and debilitating conditions, such as cancer.

PALCARE caters to patients at any stage of their incapacitating illness, but it is more than likely that patients will only avail themselves of the service in the last months of their lives. PALCARE’s primary focus will be cancer patients, but those with chronic illnesses such as kidney failure, lung conditions, strokes, etc. will also be looked after.

To begin with THE JIMMY S BILIMORIA FOUNDATION is concentrating its efforts in Mumbai before expanding to other parts of the country. It has the financial backing of several foundations such as the TATA TRUSTS and The Mahindra Foundation.

THE JIMMY S BILIMORIA FOUNDATION is privileged and deeply grateful
to have the support of the TATA TRUSTS through the very generous grant

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