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Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU

Gulf Medical University, Ajman hosted internationally renowned Oncologist Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar, Founder and Chairman of Healthcare Global Enterprises Limited, who delivered an inspirational lecture as part of Heroes of Healthcare Lecture Series on 27th October, 2013.

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUThe grand event was attended by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President, Board of Governors-GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU, Mr. Akbar Moideen, Director – Operations Healthcare & Retail Division, University Deans and Deans of constituent colleges, faculty and students of GMU.

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUDr.  Ajai Kumar addressed over 250 students and faculty members of the university. He explained how important it was for everyone to have a dream. “It’s not important whether dreams are big or small, but making a dream into reality is a very big challenge.  It is also very important for one to believe that nothing is impossible”, added Dr. Ajai Kumar.  He further added, “One’s genetic makeup and the eco system will guide him/her to become something.  It’s equally important to identify your own strength and weaknesses to shape your own future”.   He concluded by saying that life could be so much of fun if one knows how to make it.

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUAbout Gulf Medical University he commented, “It is a world class university and I find that it has shaped just as was envisioned by the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen 15 years ago.  I wish to recommend that one should personally come and see this university which is a center of excellence in medical education and I am sure that it will be revelation to many people.  I am delighted to see the addition of Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH) and the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) which are of international standards.  I am highly impressed with the facilities in CABRI and feel the research in Molecular Biology will be very futuristic.    I wish to once again congratulate Mr. Moideen and his entire team – both academics and administration for establishing a track record in academia and healthcare established over the past decade.”

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUMr. Thumbay Moideen in the presence of Prof. Gita Ashok Raj presented a Heroes of Healthcare memento to Dr. Ajai Kumar.

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMULater, Dr. Ajai Kumar had an audience with His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al- Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman in his palace.   His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ruler’s Court, Ajman, H.E. Hamad Taryam Al Shamsi, Director, Ministry of Health, Ajman and other dignitaries from the Ruler’s Court were also present on the occasion.

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUAbout Dr. Ajai Kumar :
Dr. B.S. Ajaikumar is the Founder and Chairman of HCG – Health Care Global Enterprises Limited. He completed his graduation from a prestigious institute in Bangalore & left for United States to pursue higher education. He joined the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and did his Residency in Oncology. He did his Fellowship in Radiation Oncology & Medical Oncology from the world renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA.

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUWith over 35 years of experience in the field of Oncology at some of the reputed Cancer Centers in USA, Dr. Ajaikumar had a vision to start a world class cancer care center with the latest technology and best of expertise in India. He joined a group of specialists at Bangalore in 1989 and started the ‘Bangalore Institute of Oncology’ the only private cancer hospital at that point in time in Bangalore.

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUToday as Chairman of HCG he manages 25 Cancer Care Centers across India with dedicated cancer care centers in tire 2 & 3 cities. Under his leadership HCG changed the landscape in Oncology by introducing Whole Body Robotic Radiosurgery System – CyberKnife, Stereotactic Body Radio Therapy – TrueBeam in India and also advanced imaging, 128 Slice HD – PET, 3 Tesla MRI – Skyra, Digital Mammogram.

Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUDr. Ajaikumar had a vision of making HCG the leader in cancer care, by bagging Oncology Leader of award from Frost & Sullivan for two consecutive years his dream was fulfilled. He was also awarded Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year 2011 – 2012.Dr. B.S. Ajai Kumar delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU

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Second Annual Conference on New Horizons in Cardiology held at GMU

Department of Cardiology, GMC Hospital and Gulf Medical University recently hosted the Second Annual Conference on ‘New Horizons in Cardiology – From Guidelines to Clinical Practice”.Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (8)Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of Gulf Medical University formally inaugurated the conference and honored the invited speakers during the presentation ceremony.
Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (7)Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Dean – College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University was present during the function.

Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (16)Dr. Ehab Esheiba, Clinical Assistant Professor and Head of Cardiology Department, GMC Hospital started the conference with the first lecture that highlighted the latest definition of Myocardial Infarction (the 3rd universal definition). The expansion in modern technology in laboratory investigations, imaging techniques and cardiac catheterization had led to the development of the new universal definition of MI. The lecture was simple and it was meant for it to be like an introductory to the next lecture.Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (2)Later, Dr. M. Rajan, Cardiologist, Zulekha Hospital, Dubai presented the latest clinical practice guidelines published by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) for the management of ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). The lecture was very informative and relevant to the daily clinical practice by healthcare providers.Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (1)Dr. Amrish Agrawal, Consultant Cardiologist, Fujairah Hospital, Fujairah spoke about the Novel Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) and their uses in clinical practice. He highlighted the advantages, disadvantages, dosages & expected side effects of these novel drugs. His lecture was very much appreciated by the audience, as he explained in detail how to practically initiate and monitor therapy of these drugs and to which patient and in which indication.Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (3)Dr. Rajin Choudhury, Specialist Cardiologist, Cardiac Centre – Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah transferred the experience of Al-Qassimi Cardiac Centre to the audience. His lecture was very interactive as he showed the new and emerging technologies used to diagnose and treat different cardiovascular diseases. He highlighted the indications & selection criteria for each procedure, and what added more to his lecture was the video loops that demonstrated the steps used in each technique. From mitral clipping, to renal denervation, to left atrial appendage closure, to ablation in atrial fibrillation to TAVI procedures, the audience got to know about these technologies and became aware of the availability of such sophisticated technologies and procedures in the region.Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (4)Professor Mahir Khalil Jallo, Associate Professor & Consultant Endocrinologist, GMC Hospital, Ajman with his great experience in Diabetes Mellitus (DM) & Endocrinology addressed the difficult clinical situation, when you face a high risk cardiac patient with complicated and uncontrolled DM. His expertise was reflected on the topic as he surfed through most of the currently available drug regimens and combination therapy for such patients. From patient selection, to safety issues and DM control, the lecture was informative and relevant to the daily clinical practice by all healthcare providers.Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (5)Dr. Ehab Esheiba in his last lecture in the conference spoke about the latest updates in management of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). The main reason to choose such topic was to update the audience about the introduction of new strategies in the area of AF management, new oral anticoagulants, new oral antiarrhythmic drugs, as well as new invasive procedures.Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (6)More than 125 delegates attended the conference which was accredited by the Ministry of Health for 6 CME hours.Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (9) Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (10) Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (12) Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (13) Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (14) Conf On New Horizons in Cardiology (15)

GMC Hospital reiterates its commitment to quality healthcare on the occasion of its 11th anniversary

11 years of committed care – GMC Hospital, Ajman completes 11 years of offering quality affordable healthcare
Over the last decade GMC Hospital, Ajman, an integrated healthcare delivery component of Gulf Medical University, Ajman has been in the forefront of offering high quality, affordable healthcare to all sections of the society. According to the figures issued by the Hospital Administration, around 21,00,000 patients were offered the best available treatment out of which more than 31,000 deliveries have been carried out and over 21,000 surgeries have been performed so far. The figures speak volumes about the services offered over the years by our entire team of dedicated doctors. Being the first private teaching hospital in the country, our efforts channeled towards offering high quality healthcare to all.GMC Hospital reiterates its commitment to quality healthcare on the occasion of its 11th anniversaryGMC Hospital, Ajman housed with ultra-modern facilities handles over 1200 OPD patients a day. Cardiology, Neuro Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dental Surgery, Orthopedics and Joint Replacement Surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology, Plastic Surgery are some of the specialized treatments presently being offered by the hospital.
GMC Hospitals are approved and accredited to various international bodies apart from the Ministry of Health, UAE and has credentials of being a member of Medical Tourism Association, International Hospital Federation, Asian Hospital Federation, Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme, International Board of Medicine and Surgery, Temos Dental Certification. In addition, GMC Hospital is underway to acquire an Academic Hospital Accreditation by JCI.GMC Hospital reiterates its commitment to quality healthcare on the occasion of its 11th anniversaryThe mission of GMC Hospital calls for excellence in clinical care, research and education. Its commitment to this mission drives to the cutting edge of science, technology and innovation.

Right from the beginning we have laid a great emphasis on Education, Healthcare and Research. Our endeavor is to continue with our efforts in blending academics with healthcare services to produce highly competent healthcare professionals by offering international standards of teaching and training.  We want to match the ever growing need for quality healthcare by establishing more hospitals and healthcare centers in different parts of the country and to create 1000 Bedded Academic Hospital network in the next few years.  Our growth and success over the last 11 years would not have been possible without the active guidance and support of the Ruling family members, Ministry of Health-UAE and other health authorities.  I take this opportunity to profoundly thank them on this auspicious occasion.
Thumbay Moideen
Founder President, Thumbay Group

GMC Hospital being the largest healthcare provider in the region has many nationally and internationally recognized healthcare professionals, with state-of-the-art medical technology, advanced medical and surgical services made available.  Over the past decade GMC Hospital has been a leading referral center in many specialities receiving patients not only from within the country but even from abroad.  Matching to the vision of the Rulers of U.A.E. to make U.A.E. as the best healthcare destination in the Middle East, GMC Hospital has laid utmost importance on medical tourism, thus attracting patients from Africa, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the GCC and Western Europe.
The satisfaction of the patients has been a great driving force for the entire team at GMC Hospital.  The doctors having very high qualifications and experience contribute to the increasing patient flow at the hospital.
Some of the testimonials from the doctors, patients, medical students from Gulf Medical University undergoing clinical training and Insurance companies are cited below:

I congratulate Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group for his leadership and upon the successful completion of 11 years by GMC Hospital, Ajman in providing the best affordable medical services to the public of UAE.  GMC Hospital, Ajman a landmark teaching hospital has been a strategic partner  not only in providing the best affordable medical services but also contributed to relieve the pressure of Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hospital, Ajman and other medical clinics affiliated to the Ministry of Health in UAE.

I wish to stress that the Ministry of Health should continue to extend their valuable support to the private sectors especially those who contribute to the ministry’s strategies to provide the best affordable treatment to the public in U.A.E.

H.E. Hamad Taryam Al Shamsi, Director, Ministry of Health, Ajman

“I have been a member of the GMC for the last 6 years and am presently working in the capacity of Professor and Consultant in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and I am proud to work with this institution.  Providing best clinical care, ensuring patient safety is my highest priority”.   

Dr. Mawahib Abd Salman Al Biate, Consultant and Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, GMC Hospital, Ajman.

 “I have joined the hospital in 2007 and enjoy working as a Consultant and Professor.  The atmosphere is warm between the doctors, staff and students.  I am proud of the level of measures of patient safety provided in the hospital especially in the O.T & C.C.U.”
Dr. Yassin Malallah Tahir Al Musawi, Consultant and Professor, General Surgery, GMC Hospital, Ajman.

“It is remarkable that in the midst of such phenomenal growth and expansion, the spirit of “GMC Family” has survived. More importantly, we have developed into a center where the sick are treated with human touch and personalized care, thanks to the vision and tireless efforts of the Founder President. I feel proud to be a small part of this great march forward”.
Dr. Shaikh Altaf Basha, Professor & Specialist A, Internal Medicine, GMC Hospital, Ajman.

 “Dr. Adnan, Dr. Basha, Dr. Prashanth, Dr. Dave, Dr. Ishaq and Mr. Pravin along with the entire team of Physio Department were good in providing the best care and treatment to my daughter.  Her progress has been miraculous.  We have been assured that she has recovered to a large extent.  Shria who was planning to pursue her medicine from U.K. or India now has changed her mind to do it in Gulf Medical University, Ajman after meeting so many friends in her new survival journey”.
Shria Sadhu, daughter of Ms. Sunitha Sadu being treated for Spinal cord inflammation at GMC hospital, Ajman.

“GMC Hospital, Ajman is equipped with the state-of-the-art technology which has excellent diagnostic facilities. The friendly doctors made us feel that we are in the safe hands.  I salute the management, managers and all staff who have rendered their best services each and every time we have been there”.
Mrs. Meena Bisht, patient at GMC Hospital, Ajman

“I prefer to visit GMC Hospital, Ajman as it has full medical services from specialized doctors, nurses and hospital staff.  All are highly qualified and experts in their specialities”
Khaldoun Al Safadi, patient at GMC Hospital, Ajman

“As a fourth year medical student at GMU, I would like to congratulate GMC Hospital for successful completion of 11 years.  I, an Emirati national, am proud to consider myself as a student of this university since I have been able to witness the new developments around the university and the hospital. GMC Hospital as a teaching hospital has excellent professors who excel to teach and share their experiences with the students. During our postings in different clinical specialties, the professors made sure that we were able to understand the basics of diagnosis and management of the present complaints of the patients, while allowing us to gain hands on experience with the patients,”
Saif- Saeed Ali Hamad Hafri.

 “As an inspiring Clinical Pharmacist, I believe that your future is not what lies ahead of you, waiting to happen.  Rather, it is what lies deep inside you waiting to be discovered.  This, the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience  (APPE) has given me a glimpse of the true potential inside of me that is yet to be undiscovered.  I have been enriched with a great deal of experience carrying out APPE rotation at GMC Hospital, Ajman”.
Ms. Tahira Kokab, Pharm D student of Gulf Medical University, Ajman

 “As a fourth year medical student at the GMC Hospital, Ajman, the experience has been nothing less than engaging and intellectually stimulating. It has provided me with an effective transition between theoretical knowledge and the practical application of this knowledge in a professional setting.  The Doctors at the GMC hospital have been very enthusiastic and informative, and continue to provide me with the incredible knowledge they have gained through their research and professional work.  The sense of belonging felt every day is what makes the experience at GMC Hospital, Ajman truly unique”.
Faryal Sheikh, (Reg. No. 2010M043).

 “GMC Hospital, Ajman has trained us to be experts in the therapeutic use of medications, routine medication therapy evaluations and recommendations to patients and other healthcare professionals. Our training has been stimulating and enjoyable as all the physicians and other healthcare professionals are very cooperative and the facilities provided to us by the management supplements our goal to become professional clinical pharmacists”.
Alyaa Fadel (Reg. No. 2008PH17), Pharm D student at GMU.

“I came to know GMC Hospital, Ajman around 10 years back, I can say that they are honest, ethical, cooperative in their practice and dealing. I wish them all the success”.
Dr. Adam Barbarawi, Medical Director, NAS Administration Services LLC, Abu Dhabi-UAE.

“Almadallah Management would like to congratulate GMC Hospital Ajman on their 11th Anniversary of service. GMC Ajman has provided world-class healthcare to patients in the community. It is our honor to have GMC Hospital as part of the Almadallah Network Healthcare Providers and we appreciate their continual engagement for a most successful collaboration to benefit all stake holders”.
Dr. Syed Naveed Laiq, Head of Network, Almadallah Healthcare Management

Thumbay Moideen features in the Power List India 2013 compiled by Arabian Business, UAE.

For the fourth successive year Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, U.A.E., is listed in the “Arabian Business Indian Power List” compiled by Arabian Business – ITP Publishing Group, UAE in which 100 Most Powerful Indians living in the Gulf region have been encompassed.   Mr. Moideen ranks 28th among the 100 Most Powerful Indians in the Gulf and 04th among the 9 Most Powerful Indians recognized for their contribution if the field of Healthcare in the region.

Thumbay Moideen features in the Power List India 2013 compiled by Arabian Business, UAE.Mr. Thumbay Moideen who is listed in “Power List India 2013” is the Founder President of Thumbay Group, U.A.E. established in the year 1998.  The Group has ventured into various business activities like timber, real estate, medical education, healthcare, medical research, diagnostics, information technology, health communications, retail opticals, wellness, hospitality and the latest being establishing a chain of medical centers and pharmacies in and around U.A.E.  With his successful foray into the health care centre, Moideen is realizing his long cherished dream and mission of emerging as the leader in the field of healthcare in U.A.E.

A man of vision and dynamism, with a determination to succeed, Thumbay Moideen is recognized in India and beyond for the various achievements to his credit.  In the year 1998, Mr. Moideen established the THUMBAY Group, U.A.E. Under his dynamic leadership it went on to achieve tremendous growth.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen has forayed into Medical Education and Healthcare Services in Ajman-United Arab Emirates, when there was no existing set-up to cater to the needs of the students to pursue higher education in medicine and healthcare sciences in the private sector. Mr. Moideen is the first expatriate to be invited by the Rulers of Ajman to start a medical college in U.A.E. Thus, Gulf Medical College took shape which soon became a destination for medical education not only for local students, but to students from over 67 countries. Today, the institution is a name to reckon with in the region and stands out on par with some of the best medical institutions in the world.

The pioneering spirit, vision, sheer conviction, courage and confidence of Mr. Moideen soon led to realization of becoming a leader in the field of healthcare.  The Thumbay Group owns a chain of GMC Hospitals, GMC Pharmacies, GMC Diagnostic centres in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah.

Recognitions for a Leader :
As a true leader Mr. Moideen has infused dedication, discipline and hard work at all levels of his organization.  He enjoys a  great deal of respect from all quarters of the society which is evident from the fact that he is invited by various associations and organizations to be on their board as an active office bearer or in an advisory capacity.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen is also the :

  • President of Asian Hospital Federation- UAE Region.
  • Chief Patron of Ajman Indian Association & Indian Business Council, Ajman.
  • Member of International Hospital federation – Ferney Voltaire, France (Greater Geneva Area).
  • Chief Patron of Beary’s Association, Dubai.
  • Mr. Thumbay Moideen listed and honored amongst “Top 100 Indian Leaders in the UAE“ by Forbes Middle East in recognition for his contribution to the advancement of healthcare in the region.
  • THUMBAY Group listed amongst the “Top 100 Companies making an impact in the Arab World” by Forbes Middle East.
  • Mr. Moideen has been featured in the GCC’s 50 Richest Indians list (2013) by Arabian Business Magazine – ITP Publishing Group .
  •  Mr. Moideen has been featured amongst the influential Indians in the UAE in the Special Report of Gulf News Focus dated August 15, 2012.
  • Mr. Moideen’s accomplishments were featured as “Cover Story” in the International Indian Magazine in April 2011 issue.
  • Year 2010, 2011 and 2012 – Mr. Moideen has been featured among the top 100 most influential Indians in the Middle East (as per the survey undertaken by The Arabian Business Magazine – ITP Publishing Group).
  • Conferred with Honorary Fellowship of International Medical Science Academy (IMSA).
  •  Recipient of NGI Excellence Award 2012 at the Global Indian Business Meet (GIBM) New York, U.S.A.
  •  Recipient of ‘CEO of the Year – Education’ Award 2012 by the ITP Publishing Group, UAE.
  • Mr. Moideen is the recipient of ‘Best Achievement Award in the field of Medical Education & Healthcare’ from H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of U.A.E.  Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, UAE.
  • Mr. Moideen was honored by Lord Adam Patel at the House of Lords, U.K. for his invaluable contributions in the fields of healthcare and medical education.
  • Mr. Moideen is also the recipient of the Mayura award for ‘Achievements in the field of Medical Education & Healthcare’ by Karnataka Sangha, Sharjah.

The Power List India 2013 also shows that Indians are playing a vital role in boardrooms of both International and local banking and retail sectors operating in the region.  But, if anything, the Arabian Business Power List shows just how far the Indian diaspora has become enmeshed in Gulf Society with the region’s 2.5 million expatriates working in every sector imaginable.

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