Dr Y K Hamied envisioned a family model of palliative care, with the hope to give patients and their families a place to come and be cared for. His dream was realised in 1997 with the Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre (CPC). Since then, CPC through its 55 bedded in-patient facility, home care services and OPDs, has been extending free-of-cost holistic care to people a-ffected by cancer.