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Gulf Medical College Hospital achieves accreditation from Joint Commission International

Becomes the first hospital in Ajman to get JCI AccreditationGulf Medical College Hospital achieves accreditation from Joint Commission International Gulf Medical College Hospital & Research Center Ajman, owned by Thumbay Group and an affiliated teaching hospital of Gulf Medical University Ajman has received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in improving the quality of healthcare.

“Healthcare Organizations around the world want to create environments that focus on quality, safety and continuous improvement,” says Paula Wilson, President and Chief Executive Office, JCI.Gulf Medical College Hospital achieves accreditation from Joint Commission International

We sought accreditation because we want to provide the best care possible for our patients, said Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Services, Thumbay Group.  This accomplishment crowns a year of achievements for our Hospital. Each and every member of the Hospital’s team is proud to have played a part in this major accomplishment. Earning JCI accreditation is another step towards excellence, he added. Earlier this year, GMC hospital was rated as the best Medical Tourism Provider by The New Economy Magazine, UK.

This accreditation reflects our mission to continually improve our customer care and offer high quality affordable healthcare that match international standards. We strive to provide world-class healthcare to our customers and communities served. We are very proud of this accomplishment and would like to congratulate the entire team including doctors, administrators, and employees whose hard work and dedication to excellence helped achieve this honour,” commented Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group. Providing high quality care is a team effort and one that gives employees a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited organization, he added.

Dr. Manvir Singh Walia, Medical Director, said that the accreditation by JCI helps us maintain our objective to continually enhance the services and patient safety in our hospital. With the skills and expertise of our doctors and healthcare professionals, we will maintain the standards that our patients expect from our team.

The pride and happiness is palpable amongst our entire team and healthcare professionals in the hospital. We are proud to be part of an institution that is accredited by the highest accrediting body in the world, says Dr. Prashanth Hegde, Chief of Medical Staff at the hospital.

In collaboration with healthcare organizations in more than 90 countries, JCI, the leading health care accreditor in the US since 1994, sets the international standards which enhance healthcare service levels both in terms of quality and patient safety. JCI is dedicated to improving quality of healthcare through voluntary accreditation. JCI’s uniform, high standards for patient care and safety are designed to be adaptable to local needs, thus accommodating legal, religious and cultural factors within a country.

Standards focus on the areas that most directly impact patient care. These include both clinical care and organizational management standards, such as access to care, assessment of patients, infection control, patient and family rights, and education. Standards also address facility management and safety, staff qualifications, quality improvement and patient safety, organizational governance and leadership and management of information and communications.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

GMU hosts 10th Convocation Ceremony. First batch of DMD & Pharm D students graduate from GMU.HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATES13 (1)His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman conferred the degrees on 92 graduates including 13 students from Master’s Programs of Gulf Medical University during the 10th GMU Convocation that was held on 25th November 2013 at Ajman Kempinski Hotel & Resort.HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

GMU HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESH.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi congratulated the graduates for their academic achievement. “This event signifies that each of the students has demonstrated the required intellectual ability and the personal qualities of hard work, perseverance and accomplishment to attain a special mark of recognition”, he said.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATES3 (4)The ceremony was graced by H E Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman Ruler’s Court Ajman, H.E. Dr. Amin Al Amiri – Assistant Under Secretary for Medical Practice & License (CEO), Ministry of Health, H.E. Hamad Taryam Al Shamsi -Director of Ajman Medical District and Mr. B. Ahmed Hajee Mohiudeen – Chairman, B.A. Group, India, amongst other dignitaries from diplomatic missions and academic institutions from various countries.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESMr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President Board of Governors of Gulf Medical University thanked His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman for their continued support and guidance to the institution. He also thanked the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Higher Education UAE for their constant guidance and encouragement in all academic and training programs provided by the university.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESAddressing the students, the president congratulated them on their achievement and said “As you step into your future, you must keep in mind the learning and training that was imparted to you at the university and try to build on such knowledge to attain more professional competency. You must also concentrate on building best reputation, work hard to realize your goals and keep up your good work that enabled you reach this mile stone. Continue to learn as a life learner, and you’ll graduate life successfully. He went on to say “I want you to be the best Ambassadors of GMU and make your Alma Matar proud with your continued success.”

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESOut of a total of 92 graduates who received their graduation certificates from His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, 32 graduates from the College of Medicine (MBBS), 15 graduates from College of Allied Health Sciences (BPT), 18 from College of Dentistry (DMD) and 14 from College of Pharmacy (Pharm D) apart from 04 graduates from Master of Science in Clinical Pathology (MS CP), 5 graduates from Master of Toxicology (MS Tox) and 04 graduates from Masters in Public Health (MPH) received their graduation certificates during the ceremony.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESHIS HIGHNESS HONORS BEST OUTGOING STUDENTS:
His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi also gave away the Best Outgoing Student’s awards to Dr. Zainab Qudsiya from MBBS, Ms. Lubna Khalid Memon from BPT, Dr. Nimra Imtiaz from DMD and Ms. Tahira Kokab from Pharm D programs. His Highness also conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award on Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, Chairman of Yenepoya Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, India. Representatives from Ministries, and affiliated academic institutions were also honored on the occasion.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESThe grand event was also attended by Dr. K. R. Shetty and Prof. P R Krishnaswamy from India, Prof. Raja Bandaranayake  from Australia, Prof. Ágoston Szél, from Semmelweis University, Hungary, Prof. Ali Haeiri, Dean- Shaheed Beheshti University-Iran, Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal, Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore, Pakistan, Prof. Muscat Baron-Clinical Dean, DHA- Dubai, distinguished guests, dignitaries representing various ministries, Government Departments, Embassies, Consul General’s stationed in U.A.E. and abroad, Members of the Board of Governors and the Academic Council, Provost, Deans, other senior university officials, faculty members, students and their family members as well as the members of the media.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESThe ceremony concluded with the Provost of GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj taking the students through the graduation oath.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESCurrently many GMU graduates are successfully serving far and wide both in UAE and outside the country, especially in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the neighboring GCC countries.

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI CONFERS DEGREES ON 92 GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATESGulf Medical University recently celebrated 15th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Highnesses, Excellencies, Management and Academic Leadership of GMU and other dignitaries cut a cake after the ceremony.

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5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Gulf Medical University hosted the 5th Annual Scientific Meeting on 17th and 18th November 2013. The meeting marked a saga of the scholarly initiatives and achievements of the Gulf Medical University community that is reflected in its theme: “15 years of GMU – an emerging story of Education, Healthcare, Quality, Research and Innovation”

5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYEvery academic year two whole days are dedicated to celebrate the research works and provide an opportunity to attend the presentations in large numbers, hear the discussions and benefit from the new knowledge that has been generated.   “These scientific gatherings also serve as a font of inspiration for further research in collaboration with the different medical and health sciences faculties” said Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost GMU. The research studies formed a medley of observational and experimental studies conducted in hospital, community and laboratory settings, she added.5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

This year 422 participants had gathered for the meeting including 92 faculty and hospital members and 330 students. GMU Ajman confirmed its leadership in medical education and health care services with 30 oral presentations and 31 poster presentations selected in accordance with the standards of peer review medical journals. Many of those presentations were part of research studies held in UAE or abroad.

5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYThe organizing committee for ASM this year was the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) at GMU. CABRI is designed to strive as a research and reference facility for health care centers of the UAE. “The objective of GMU- CABRI is to provide a highly interactive forum so as to bring together researchers of different disciplines, from academic and research fields with the aim of collecting, exchanging and promoting the knowledge and new advances in healthcare” said Prof. P K Menon, Director CABRI and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the conference..

5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYThe GMU honored Mr. Mohammed Omar, a 4th Year MBBS student, for the best oral presentation and Dr. Shery Jacob, College of Pharmacy for the best poster presentation in the 5th ASM.

5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYThe GMU also takes pride in announcing that the Annual Scientific Meeting for 2014 will be expanded in scope as an international gathering of expert medical professionals. Focus areas for the next year will be allergies, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and genetic disorders, informed the organizing committee.5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY5TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

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2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University

Prevention is better than cure” very aptly describes the current thinking with regards to the entire spectrum of Diabetes. This is true both in terms of avoiding the complications of this disease as well as in bringing down the associated costs, said Dr. M. Hamed Farooqi, Director of Dubai Diabetes centre, addressing the 2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology for the Northern Emirates held at Gulf Medical University on 15-16 of November 2013. The conference was organized by the Department of Internal Medicine GMC Hospital Ajman and Gulf Medical University.

2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical UniversityHis Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman Ruler’s Court Ajman was the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony. As part of the conference, the Management and Academic Leadership of the Gulf Medical University bestowed a “Special Award and Honor” on Leading Specialists in Diabetes & Endocrinology from all over UAE, in recognition of their exemplary achievements in the field of Medicine and for their service to the community. His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi presented the awards and Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Board of Governors; Gulf Medical University presided over the function. Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, University deans and deans of constituent colleges of GMU attended the ceremony.

2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical UniversityDr. Aly Khalil, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Dr. Walid Kaplan, Paediatric Endocrinologist, Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology, Tawam Hospital, Dr. Hubert K. Penninckx  Director Diabetes Centre American Hospital Dubai, Dr. Iyad Ksseiry, Consultant Endocrinologist, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dr. Huda Ezzeddin Mustafa, Consultant in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City/ Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi,     Dr. Elham Al Amiri, Paediatric Endocrinologist, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah and Dr. Mahir Khalil Jallo, Consultant Diabetologist GMC Hospital Ajman received the awards.

2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical UniversityLater Mr. Thumbay Moideen and Prof. Gita Ashok Raj honored the invited speakers and sponsoring companies.

2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical UniversityResponding to the award Dr. Walid Kaplan said that it was an honor to be selected for this award. “GMU has been extremely thoughtful to bestow this honor on me and my colleagues. This will certainly encourage us” he added.

2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical UniversitySpeaking on the sidelines of the conference Dr. Aly Khalil said that he was impressed with the infrastructure and facilities at the university. This is my first visit to the campus and I am highly impressed. I wish to thank the President and his team for this honor, he added.

2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical UniversityEminent speakers from all over UAE discussed about various aspects to tackle Diabetes, which is one of the biggest health issues facing the country today, apart from hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Aly Khalil, Dr. Huda Ezzeddin, Dr. Rima Tahhan, Dr. Iyad Ksseiry, Dr. Raad AlKhaiat, Dr Bachar Afandi, Dr Dhafer Al Badri, Dr Walid Kaplan, Dr. Nader Lessan, Dr. P K Menon, and Mr. Praveen Kumar delivered lectures during the conference.

2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical UniversityRepresentatives from Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Astra Zeneca were also honored for their support in making the conference a big success.

2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical UniversityMore than 150 doctors and healthcare professionals attended the Conference which was accredited by the Ministry of Health for 8.5 Hrs. The 3rd Regional Conference will be held in November 2014 according to the Health Communications Division GMU.2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University2nd Regional Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology held at Gulf Medical University

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Thumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall Sharjah

Renowned international brand of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe has opened its 8th outlet in Sahara Mall Sharjah yesterday. Apart from offering its most delicious range of coffees and savories, the new out let promises to add to its range Sugar Free Beverages, Cakes and Cookies, which will be available online too in the near future. This will be our value added benefit keeping in mind people who desist sugary products, said Mr. Farhad C., Director Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group.

Thumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall SharjahMr. Marwan Jassim Al Serkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (SHUROOQ) inaugurated the new out let in the presence of the Founder President of Thumbay Group Mr. Thumbay Moideen and other dignitaries.

Thumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall SharjahIt will be our endeavor to make our presence in other leading malls all over UAE. Our coffees have won many awards in various national and international competitions. Some of the awards include BEST SIGNATURE DRINK OF THE YEAR-2006, At the 1st UAE Barista Championship held at Dubai Trade Center in Association with DSS Summer Fiesta & ILLY Caffé. Awarded “Platinum Award” at the Indian BARISTA Championship for the Year 2007 – Organized by ‘The Specialty Coffee Association of India & Coffee Board of India’. Our Barista represented Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe at the World Barista Championship in Tokyo, Japan in July -2007.

Thumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall Sharjah“We strive to maintain and offer high quality products to our valued customers. The demand and customer base has grown over the years and we do not want to disappoint them by limiting our presence. Hence we want to be available close to our clientele” added Mr. Farhad. He went to add “Our strength is our training program which helped us maintain consistency over the years. Our staffs are regularly trained at our academy”.

Thumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall SharjahThe strategic plan of Thumbay Group includes addition of 100 outlets in the next 6 – 7 years, within UAE and offer Franchise to partners in other countries including MENA region and India said Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group. We are thankful to our clientele for enjoying our brand which is born in UAE, he added.Thumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall Sharjah

Thumbay Group UAE is a family owned business enterprise with its meticulous planning and foresight. The efforts that formed Thumbay Group UAE were several years in the making. Success has come mainly from the group’s longstanding focus on innovation, planned diversification and comprehensive expertise in all aspects of the industry.

Thumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall SharjahUnderlying the unique approach towards total customer satisfaction is the dedicated and constant efforts in improving product quality and applying expertise to work for its clients, thereby becoming not just a supplier of quality products & services but a reliable strategic partner with business associates.Thumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall SharjahThumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall SharjahThumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall SharjahThumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall SharjahThumbay Group opens its new outlet of Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe in Sahara Mall Sharjah

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FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAM

His Excellency Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former president of India delivered a special talk on “EVOLUTION OF WORLD KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM” in Fujairah on the 07 of November 2013 during ‘The Signature Event for Businessmen – 2013’. He addressed a group of Businessmen, Industrialists, and Members of the Fujairah Chamber of Commerce & industry and a large number of executives from all over UAE. Over 250 guests participated in the function, which was held at Al Diar Siji Hotel in Fujairah.

FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMBefore the function, the dignitaries had an audience with His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah. His Highness discussed bilateral issues with HE Dr. Abdul Kalam during the meeting.

FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMHis Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman of Department of Industry and Economy, H.E. Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Al Jassim, Chairman, Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Thumbay Moideen Founder President Thumbay Group UAE and Mr. Khalid Mohammed Al Jassim, Director General of Fujairah Chamber of Commerce were some of the dignitaries who attended the lecture.

FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMH.E. Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Al Jassim, Chairman, Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed the gathering.

FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMHE Dr. Abdul Kalam said that the World Knowledge platform will enable joint design, development, cost effective production and marketing of the knowledge products, systems and services in various domains based on the core competence of partner nations to international market. World knowledge platform is a meeting place for science, technology, industry, management and marketing.

FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMHis Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi felicitated the  Chief Guest HE Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for gracing the occasion and also felicitated  Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group UAE for his proactive measures in the fields of Healthcare Services  and Medical Education in the country.

FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMLater Mr. Thumbay Moideen presented special mementoes to His Excellency Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, His Highness Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman of Department of Industry and Economy, H.E. Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Al Jassim, Chairman Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mr. Khlaid Mohammed Al Jassim, Director General of Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMThe function was followed by a luncheon and Fujairah Tourism Department played a special video on the Emirate of Fujairah.

FUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMFUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMFUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMFUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMFUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMFUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAMFUJAIRAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND THUMBAY GROUP UAE JOINTLY HOSTED A SPECIAL LECTURE BY HE DR. APJ ABDUL KALAM

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Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversary

05th of November, 2013 marked 15 successful years of the establishment of Gulf Medical University, Ajman, U.A.E.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryTo commemorate the 15th anniversary of its existence, GMU celebrated the event with a cake cutting ceremony.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversary“The completion of fifteen years has provided a useful perspective to look back over the efforts undertaken so far to provide quality medical education to the aspiring students and the results achieved till date.  As we step into the 16th year we look forward to new possibilities.  Our journey of excellence continues and together we walk ahead”, commented Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Board of Governors, Gulf Medical University.  He thanked the academic leadership headed by the Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, administrative staff for their proactive contribution in enabling to realize the vision and mission of the institution”.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversary “The first five years of the university were spent in strengthening the biomedical departments that have contributed to the laying down of a strong foundation of the biomedical sciences in all curricula supported by a vibrant faculty with a strong background in health professions education.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryThe next five years were devoted in developing a teaching hospital to increase the opportunities for clinical training of students. This has resulted in the overall growth of the GMC hospitals affiliated with the university and helped them together to become one of the largest group of healthcare providers in the private sector in the country.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryThe past five years have witnessed the growth of research and scholarly activities in the university. With the establishment of a research and referral facility – The Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation [CABRI] it is hoped that it will fuel an exponential growth of the university leading to the establishment of a research-based Institution of Higher Education in the country.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryThe future lies in developing outcomes based curricula that meet the demand of the health workforce for skilled professionals that is being spearheaded by the timely establishment of the National Qualifications Framework.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryOn the occasion of the 15th anniversary, I am delighted with the progress made so far and also look forward to reaching greater heights in terms of academia, healthcare and research.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryI take this opportunity to thank the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen for his continued guidance and support”, commented Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU.”

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryWhile commenting on the 15th anniversary of GMU Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Dean-College of Medicine, GMU said, “We feel proud to be part of Gulf Medical University in its 15th year of existence which has grown phenomenally in this short span of 11/2 decades.  With education, healthcare and research being its tripartite mission, the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan has provided us a clear roadmap for growth in all these spheres.  We have already started bearing fruits of success with many new programs being introduced, some of them being the firstof its kind in the country making us trendsetters.  We thank our leadership for the vision and guidance, and we are happy to be contributing to this growth and success without compromising on the quality”.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryEver since its inception the Gulf Medical University (formerly Gulf Medical College) and G.M.C. Hospital &  Research Centre, Ajman, established in 1998 has been involved in Undergraduate Education in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Premium Healthcare  delivery since the last decade. The institution became the Gulf Medical University in 2008 following a Decree by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, U.A.E.

Gulf Medical University commemorates 15th anniversaryGulf Medical University, Ajman (GMU) is synonymous with excellence in the field of medical education, healthcare and research. 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.

It is the first private medical  institution in the region to accept students of both genders and from all nationalities. It currently has a global composition of the university community made up of an international faculty drawn from 22 countries and a student cohort from 70 countries.

GMU is also the first institution to have launched a private teaching hospital (GMC Hospital) in the country, enabling the students to pursue their clinical training and thus serving people from over 175 nationalities to get high quality healthcare at affordable costs.

The grand ceremony was attended in large numbers which included the faculty, staff and students.

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Body & Soul Health Club & Spa bags the prestigious Marketing Award, 2013.

Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, a Leisure and Hospitality Division of the Thumbay Group, UAE won the prestigious ‘Marketing Award for the Best Loyalty Program – Travel & Hospitality’ at a glittering event hosted by Terrapinn Middle East on the 28th of October, 2013 at Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Arena, Dubai, UAE.  The objective of organizing this grand event was to recognize excellence in the industry and is an informal way for attendees to network with other marketing, loyalty and CRM professionals. 

Body & Soul Health Club & Spa bags the prestigious Marketing Award, 2013.ards-Body&Soul (2)Out of a total of 284 participants, 13 winners were shortlisted by a panel of esteemed judges.  Mr. Prashant Kakkar, CEO & Founder of Infinia Services and Solutions and the host and illusionist Mr. Frederick Sharp presented the awards to all the winners of the grand event.

More than 500 guests attended the grand event which was sponsored by Aimia, Cmarch, Emarsys and Infinia Services and Solutions.

Body & Soul Health Club & Spa bags the prestigious Marketing Award, 2013.The award winning Body and Soul Health Club and Spa, a Leisure and Hospitality Division of the Thumbay Group is an international leisure company dedicated to the pursuit of improved wellbeing and lifestyle.

The Body & Soul Health Club and Spas located at Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman is a one stop destination offering extensive sports, recreation, fitness, health, social and youth programs.  All the health clubs are equipped with multi-facilities which are on par with the European standards of health clubs.

Body & Soul Health Club & Spa bags the prestigious Marketing Award, 2013.The club in Ajman with ample parking is located next to the Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf area with very easy access from Ajman, Sharjah and Northern Emirates. The Health Club and Spa boasts of a luxury family pool and deck, an extensive fitness suite with a view, dance and yoga studios, a 3 court tennis centre, badminton, squash, volleyball and basketball courts, a soccer/cricket pitch, grass football ground and a ladies only section with a gym and private access to the ladies pool.

Active programs include team sport competitions, leagues, swim lessons, squash and tennis lessons, Junior Active Kids Club (JACK) a special Kids Club, club’s own “Achieve” fitness program, yoga, karate and aerobics classes. The club also conducts regular social and educational programs for children and adults.

Body & Soul Health Club & Spa bags the prestigious Marketing Award, 2013.Booking of meeting rooms, separate VIP rooms, 250 seats amphitheater, lunch buffets, special arrangements for corporates, executive lunch meetings are meticulously organized by the management. Personalized menus and services are provided to make special occasions like birthday celebrations, poolside mock tails/dinner getaway with friends a memorable one.

Mr. Farhad C, Director-Hospitality Division, Thumbay Group said, “We at Body & Soul Health Club & Spas believe in offering personalized service and programs to all our clientele.  We firmly believe in delivering programs which will benefit our members to achieve total fitness in body and mind. In short Body & Soul Health Club & Spa is a lifestyle health club”.   He further added, “Very soon we should be opening a Body & Soul Exclusive Ladies Boutique Health Club.  We, also have plans to branch out to other emirates with our new concept of Body & Soul Fitness.  We are receiving a lot of enquiries about establishing our brands and hopefully in the second quarter of 2014 we shall launch our brands in the MENA region”.

Body and Soul Health Club and Spa is owned and headed by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, a third generation entrepreneur with diverse interests in health education, wellness, retail, trading and publishing. He is fully committed to positively impact the lifestyles of adults and the younger generation.

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