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Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU

Gulf Medical University, Ajman hosted Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director of Health Operation at Dubai Health Authority (DHA), who delivered an inspirational lecture as part of Heroes of Healthcare Lecture Series on 29th September, 2013.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUThe grand event was attended by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President and Chairman, Board of Governors GMU, Mr. Akbar Moideen, Director – Operations Healthcare & Retail Division, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU, special guest  Mr. B. Abdul Salam, CEO of BA Group, Thumbay-India, University Deans and Deans of constituent colleges, faculty and students of GMU.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUDr. Ibtesam addressed over 250 students and faculty members of the university. She explained the importance of health and said “Healthy people make wealthy nations”. She emphasized on the importance being given by the Rulers of the Country on health issues of the nation’s population.  Dr. Ibtesam encouraged the students to aim high and practice to be a part of the healthcare force to tackle and treat lifestyle diseases that plague the region today. She said that the healthcare services are on top priority of the Dubai Executive Council. “Good education and good healthcare services are our top priority and we are happy to complement the efforts of private sector in this regard”, she added while referring to the high quality healthcare education and services being offered by the GMU and GMC Hospitals.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUDr. Ibtesam mentioned that she was highly impressed by the services being offered by GMC Hospitals and the University. She said that the services are being offered to meet the requirements of the population and wished that the Thumbay Group would expand their services in all parts of the country to meet the demand of good healthcare that is needed.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMULater, Dr. Ibtesam had an audience with His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al- Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman.   His Highness presented a special Certificate of Achievement at his palace. Earlier, Mr. Thumbay Moideen in the presence of Prof. Gita Ashok Raj presented a Heroes of Healthcare memento to Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUAbout Dr. Ibtesam Bastaki :

Dr. Ibtesam Bastaki is responsible for development, improvement of health performance at DHA. Her main role is to lead, advice and guide the best practices in terms of health strategy and health performance; aiming to achieve the Dubai Health Vision 2025.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUDr. Ibtesam has worked for different health authorities within UAE. Her work experience started with Ministry of Health (MOH) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and she was heading the health strategy and performance at Prime Minister Office (PMO), U.A.E.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUShe has had the opportunity to be involved in several projects and fundraising projects within her capacity as the Director of Business Development and Projects at the Dubai Health Authority. Moreover, she has been working closely within her community in different health aspects to increase the awareness among the societies.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUDr. Ibtesam Bastaki is a Medical Physician and has graduated from Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in Ireland. In 2004 she gained her Arab Board in Family medicine and she has secured her Masters in Healthcare Administration from RCSI. In addition, she was enrolled in Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Leadership Program from 2007-2009.

Currently, she is a member at the Governance Council at the International Hospital Federation and she is also a member in the Governing Board of Dubai School of Dental Medicine.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.

177 students from over 67 countries entered the portals of Gulf Medical University, Ajman during the White Coat Ceremony held on the 26th of September, 2013. They were initiated into the profession by the Chief Guest Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ seri Dr. HJ Mohd Ismail Merican, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, MAHSA University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of the Gulf Medical University delivered the welcome address to    Mr. Thumbay Moideen-Founder President, Chairman-Board of Governors, GMU, Mr. Akbar Moideen, Director – Operations Healthcare & Retail, Thumbay Group, Guest of Honor Mr. Abdul Salam, CEO of BA Group, Thumbay-India, important dignitaries, Deans, Professors, faculty of respective colleges of GMU, staff members, parents of the students initiated into healthcare profession.  In her remarks she emphasized on the importance of professional standards and ethics that are expected of students from the very beginning of their career.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.Addressing the students on the important occasion the Chief Guest Prof. Merican highlighted on the students about the beginning of their medical education and training as a physician. He added that regardless of their path, they have worked hard and their presence during the event signified their great accomplishment.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.He also emphasized that the purpose of the ceremony was to create a psychological contract for professionalism and empathy in the practice of medicine from the very start of medical training.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.He strongly advocated the students to be fair to themself, to their patients, to their peers, and to their profession.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.“I congratulate you on your accomplishment. Without having achieved tremendous success, you wouldn’t be here today.  But remember that you have many more opportunities for success ahead. These coats are a symbol of medicine. When you wear them, others will expect a certain level of knowledge, expertise, care and compassion”, added Prof. Merican.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.Prof. Gita Ashok Raj administered GMU Honor Code followed by the White Coat Conferral to the students.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.The White Coat Ceremony, a highlight of the orientation process, signifies the student’s commitment to the healthcare profession and its responsibilities and obligations. New students cloaked in their first white coats, collectively recited the GMU Honor Code. They assumed the mantle of their profession in a meaningful ritual before an audience of mentors, family and friends. The ceremony is designed to impress upon the first-year students, the significance and symbolism of the white coat.

New batch of medical students initiated into Healthcare Profession at Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.A.E.As a gesture of goodwill Mr. Thumbay Moideen honored the Chief Guest Prof. Merican by presenting a special memento.

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Thousands benefit from Free Mega Health Camp organized by GMC Hospitals

In continuation of its human endeavor and to bring about health awareness to the people in the region, GMC Hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah organized a Free Mega Health Camp on Friday the 27th of September, 2013 from 09.00 am to 04.00 pm.

Thousands benefit from Free Mega Health Camp organized by GMC HospitalsMore than 5500 visitors attended the Free Mega Health Camps conducted in all the three GMC Hospitals at Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah.

Mega Health Camp 27.09.2013 (1)The all-important event at GMC Hospital, Ajman was inaugurated and presided by Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of Gulf Medical University, Ajman – U.AE. and attended by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, UAE and other important staff members of GMC Hospitals.

Thousands benefit from Free Mega Health Camp organized by GMC HospitalsA special team of Specialist Doctors, Consultants, Nurses and volunteers conducted free consultations and checkups in  Cardiology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery,  Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT,  Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Urology,  Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Dental to all the 5500 visitors who attended the Mega Health Camp at the GMC Hospitals.  In addition to this, free Blood Pressure Checkup, Blood Sugar Checkup, BMI Checkup was carried out on the visitors to create awareness about diabetes and hypertension which is one of the most worrisome health issue prevalent in this region. The visitors were also offered free medicines besides the 50% discount on Laboratory and Radiology (X-ray, CT, Ultrasound etc.) investigations.  Patients can avail the Follow-up check-ups for free in the next 15 days.  As part of the hospital promotion free medicines, hospital brochures, health packages, health magazines were distributed to all the patients and visitors.

Thousands benefit from Free Mega Health Camp organized by GMC Hospitals“We are organizing this health camp for the second time this year because of the overwhelming response we got during our Free Health Camp held earlier in June this year. We felt many more people could have benefitted from the previous camp, but most of them could not avail the opportunity as they were out of the country for their summer vacation.  That is why we decided to do it again at this time when everyone is back”, said Mr. Akbar Moideen, Director of Operations-Healthcare and Retail Division of GMC Hospitals, UAE.

Thousands benefit from Free Mega Health Camp organized by GMC HospitalsMr. Akbar Moideen added, “As part of the corporate social responsibility of Thumbay Group we would like to help the public with atleast one free health camp a year, especially those who do not have easy access to healthcare as it is an expensive commodity in this country.  A lot of people across the UAE benefit from these free health camps.  As a matter of fact we have been getting a lot of inquiries as far as from Abu Dhabi and Alain.”

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GMC Hospital, Ajman recognized as the Best Medical Tourism Provider in the Middle East.

The New Economy – one of the leading publications in the United Kingdom has recognized GMC Hospital, Ajman-UAE as the Best Medical Tourism Provider in the Middle East.  During a recent function held in London, U.K., Mr.Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director–Operations Healthcare & Retail Division, Thumbay Group, U.A.E. received the coveted award from  Mr. Nick Laurance of The New Economy, U.K.

GMC Hospital, Ajman recognized as the Best Medical Tourism Provider in the Middle East.Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay was also featured in an exclusive interview held in the studios of London Stock Exchange, U.K.  He highlighted on the specialized services offered by GMC Hospitals and also explained the salient features of the hospitals at Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah.

GMC Hospital, Ajman recognized as the Best Medical Tourism Provider in the Middle East.“Medical tourism, medical travel, and medical tourist are terms that refer to a growing trend in healthcare.  GMC Hospital, Ajman has a dedicated International Patient Services team as well as customer service ambassadors who support our local and overseas patients from the point of enquiry through to admissions and discharge from the hospital.  Over the past few years, the number of medical tourists and international patients visiting GMC Hospital has increased significantly. Due to the plethora of medical services available to patients, along with the assurance of the highest quality care, there have been yearly increases of international patients”, commented Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay.

GMC Hospital, Ajman recognized as the Best Medical Tourism Provider in the Middle East.To the question about the services being offered to international patients, Mr. Akbar said, “We receive patients from across the world.  Our patients range as far as from Africa, Southern Europe, western hemisphere and the Middle East.  Due to cost effective prices, excellent air connectivity, unmatched expertise, world class treatment combined with health tourism which includes complete health checkup and local sightseeing, shopping etc. (optional), GMC Hospital, Ajman has become the destination for medical tourism in U.A.E.”

GMC Hospital, Ajman recognized as the Best Medical Tourism Provider in the Middle East.Mr. Nick Laurance, later presented the award to Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay.  In response Mr. Akbar thanked the management of New Economy for the recognition and said that such an achievement would not have been possible without the visionary leadership and active guidance of Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, U.A.E.  He also attributed this achievement to his entire team of dedicated doctors and staff at GMC Hospitals.

GMC Hospital being the largest healthcare provider in the region has many nationally and internationally recognized healthcare professionals, with sophisticated medical technology made available.


The Hospital’s mission is shaped by the basic value of “Care Without Compromise”.  It’s commitment to the integrity, comfort and well-being of the individual and a ‘conviction that medical education and research are essential to the provision of the highest quality patient care’ is what makes GMC Hospital a “Welcoming and International Standard” institution.

 

Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

The newly established Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH) at Gulf Medical University (GMU) has conducted the Basic Surgical Skills Workshop on 20-21 September, 2013.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

The workshop provided an opportunity for the participants to get hands-on experience of basic surgical skills complemented by theoretical sessions, thereby reinforcing their previously acquired skills in a safe surgical skills lab set-up. The course has been designed as per the recent trends and guidelines for surgical skills. The core objective was to train the participants in generic basic techniques applicable to all types of surgery using the most advanced surgical simulators and models.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

Professor Manda Venkatramana, Dean-College of Medicine, GMU and Professor of Surgery, who designed the workshop, inaugurated and welcomed the delegates and explained the objectives of the workshop. He introduced the GMU team to the delegates who would be facilitating the hands-on sessions.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

Professor Yasien Mallalah Taher, Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, GMC Hospital, Ajman delivered a lecture on ‘Surgeons and Sutures’ and explained about the various types of suturing materials and explained their uses, advantages and disadvantages. This was followed by a talk on ‘Wound Healing and Tissue Repair’ by Dr. Pradeep K. Sharma, Associate Professor of Surgery, GMC Hospital.  Hands-on sessions on wound care, closure and dressing including suturing and knotting techniques applying basic generic skills was facilitated by the faculty of Surgery and Ms. Sibta Emmanuel from Nursing Department at GMC Hospital.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma and Ms. Sibta Emmanuel from GMC Hospital highlighted the use, the correct methodology and techniques for safe theatre practice including hand washing, scrubbing, gloving and gowning recommended under universal precautions and observing sterile techniques for surgical hand scrub, preparation and draping of sterile field.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

Dr. Sujaad Al Badran, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, GMC Hospital described the principles of management of various types of fractures. Dr. Amit Chaturvedi, Associate Professor, and Dr. Amit Shah from Department of Orthopedics, GMC Hospital, Ajman facilitated the hands-on session on the use of techniques like immobilization, traction, splinting and POP for management of fractures.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

“The workshop was delivered in a combination of large group didactic and small group demonstration sessions followed by practice on models and simulators in the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare in GMU Campus Ajman”, explained Professor Manda. “We are happy that more and more professionals are interested to attend these workshops and it is attracting international delegates. The feedback from the delegates indicates that we have met our objectives”, he added.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

Over 36 doctors and nurses from all over UAE participated in the workshop, which was accredited by Ministry of Health UAE for 11 CME Hrs.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

About Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH) :Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

The center is one of the largest simulation centers in the region and is equipped with some of the high fidelity simulators.  It has Sim man, OBG Simulator, Ultrasound simulator, VictoR IV, Victor ICU, LP simulator, Outpatient Simulation: OPDs (Medical, Surgical, OBG, Pediatrics), In Patient Simulation consisting of a General Ward, Intensive Care Simulation (ICU & NICU), Delivery Suite (Triage and First Stage), OT Simulation, Diagnostic Simulation: GMC Diagnostic Laboratory and Imaging, and Therapeutic Simulation : GMC Pharmacy.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

The students will learn about History taking skills, Examination Skills, Interpretation Skills (Clinical and Diagnostic), Patient Management Skills, Life support Training  (Basic, Advanced and Pediatric), First Aid Skills and Nursing Skills.Basic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical UniversityBasic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical UniversityBasic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical UniversityBasic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical UniversityBasic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical UniversityBasic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical UniversityBasic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical UniversityBasic Surgical Skills Workshop held by CASH at Gulf Medical University

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

On the 17th of September, 2013, GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah successfully completed two years of its dedicated healthcare services to the people of emirates.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.To mark the occasion, the Founder President of Thumbay Group Mr. Thumbay Moideen alongwith Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of Gulf Medical University, Mr. Akbar Moideen, Director – Operations Healthcare & Retail Division, Thumbay Group, Dr. Manvir Singh Walia – Medical Director of GMC Hospitals and other important officials of Thumbay Group attended the special function organized by GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.Dr. Samir Kumar, Manager-Operations, GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah highlighted the achievements made by the center over the last two years.  “The Center has treated patients from 100 nationalities and performed over 25000 dental cases.  As part of its services to the community the center has conducted many free health camps for the benefit of school children, industrial workers, the social and cultural associations”, commented Dr. Samir Kumar.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.Speaking on the occasion Mr. Thumbay Moideen expressed his pleasure at the activities of the center and emphasized the role of education and affordable healthcare services to all sections of the society. He commended on the excellent infrastructure and facilities to train Gulf Medical University students which includes 14 dental chairs.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

One of the senior doctors from the Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Banikanta Das Sarkar was honored for his dedicated services and valuable contribution to the center.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah is the first Dental Teaching Hospital of Thumbay Group to initiate electronic filing systems.  The Center supports the clinical teaching activities of the Dental College of Gulf Medical University, U.A.E.  The dental section currently offers services in general dentistry which includes Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontic and Oral Surgery.  In the medical section, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic, Radiology, Pediatric, Obstetrics & Gynecology services to name a few are being offered.  And for the convenience of the public the center has an in-house pharmacy with a wide range of medicines from reputed pharmaceutical manufacturers.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

The GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Center, a full-fledged multi-specialty center with world class ultra-modern facilities provides quality healthcare at affordable prices.  With highly qualified specialist doctors and strong support team the center aims to uphold the mission of “Care without Compromise”.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah celebrates 2nd anniversary.

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