April 25, 2024

The Gulshan & Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation: Helping Improve Health Care for the People in Richmond

Richmond Hospital medical imaging team’s Dr. Jeremy White and Hark Khabra meet with Kahlil Amlani, representative of Gulshan & Pyarali Nanji family

For over 20 years, the Nanji family has supported a wide range of charitable initiatives in communities across Canada, and Richmond is one of the latest to benefit. The team at Richmond Hospital is excited to acquire its newest addition of imaging technology—a leading-edge magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner—made possible in part, by a generous donation from the Gulshan & Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation.

The Nanji family’s donation continues their national legacy of compassion, generosity, and empowerment. Their personal journey as immigrants being welcomed into Canada has inspired a profound sense of gratitude and desire to give back. “Giving back to a community that has taken care of our family is important to us,” shares Azim Nanji, son of Gulshan and Pyarali Nanji. “We are dedicated to supporting charities that help enrich lives with hope and opportunity – the same way our family was welcomed when we first arrived to Canada. We believe that helping provide better access to health care is indispensable to making a positive and lasting change for all.”

Replacing a 15-year-old model, this new MRI scanner represents a quantum leap in diagnostics for Richmond Hospital. Significantly reduced scan times, coupled with enhanced image quality translate to more and better diagnostics along with improved efficiency and productivity for medical staff. Two patient tables fitted for the new MRI scanner will help enhance workflow efficiency and minimize scanner idle time, ultimately increasing the number of scans that can be completed in a day. With multiple language options built-in, communication barriers are also dismantled, fostering a more inclusive, comfortable, and efficient patient experience.

“We are truly grateful to the Gulshan & Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation for their generosity,” shares Dr. Jeremy White, radiologist at Richmond Hospital. “Their donation has helped provide us with the newest MRI imaging technology which will enable us to do more than we have before with better detail. Our medical imaging team is thrilled to have access to this new MRI scanner crucial to ensuring timely diagnoses and optimal treatment outcomes for people in our community. On behalf of the Richmond community, thank you to the Gulshan & Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation.”

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