Monthly Archives: January 2015


The GMC (THUMBAY) Hospital Ajman, the 1st JCI Accredited Hospital in Ajman expanded its advanced range of services by launching a state-of-the-art Cath Lab.  His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Member of the Supreme Council UAE and Ruler of Ajman inaugurated the CATH LAB in the presence of Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group. His Highness was accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay Director Healthcare and Retail, Thumbay Group UAE, other dignitaries, officials from the ministries, medical equipment companies and the hospital management were present on the occasion. International experts like Dr Anil K D’Cruz, Director Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, Mr. Dennis Brown, Corporate Chief Executive Officer, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, Dr Christian Taube, CEO, UKE Consult & Management GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Vivek Desai, Managing Director, Hosmac India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India, and Dr Mounes Kalaawi, CEO, Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon were also present.Cath-Lab 1

With the addition of this state-of-the-art facility, the Cath lab will expand the hospital’s capacity to treat steeply increasing heart and artery-related health issues of the region. “Our aim is to continue delivering the best healthcare in the region through the use of latest technology,” said Akbar Moideen.

Cath-Lab 2The Cardiology Department of GMC (THUMBAY) Hospital Ajman specializes in all kind of cardiology services including Interventional cardiology; GMC Hospital has the First Hybrid Cath lab in Ajman. We have with us renowned cardiac specialists who perform emergency Interventional Cardiac Treatment said Dr. Manvir Singh Walia, Administrative Director, Healthcare Division, Thumbay Group UAE. The benefit of having both surgical equipment and high-end angiographic equipment is the ability to perform coordinated and specialized, tailored approaches to unique cardiologic problems explained Dr. Walia.

Cath-Lab 3GMC (THUMBAY) Hospital Ajman has highly qualified cardiologists with extensive experience in endovascular interventions. Besides performing the regular interventional procedures, which includes balloon and stents for Coronary Artery Disease .With a dedicated unit of four full-time Cardiologists and a team of junior doctors, nurses, and technicians trained to the highest standard in cardiac care, the specialists diagnose and manage full range of heart conditions. The lab is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and complete range of services – from cardiac investigations to interventional cardiology procedures in ultramodern Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab).

Cath-Lab 4The hospital, which caters to patients from over 175 countries, offers a multidisciplinary in-patient program, and also has complete coronary care unit for critical cardiac patients. For acute cardiac cases specially heart attacks to ensure that the patients go through timely treatment according to recent clinical guidelines. Emergency patients are sent directly to Coronary Care Unit (CCU) or Cath Lab (if needed).

Cath-Lab 6The hospital offers 24/7 emergency cardiac service for patients with acute heart attacks with international standards for emergency cathlab and coronary interventions.

Common procedures performed include Directional coronary artery stenting, Radial angiography & angioplasty, Coronary artery stenting, CT Coronary angiography, Peripheral angiogram & angioplasty (carotid, subclavian, lilac femoral, renal, etc.), and Temporary Pacemaker Implantation.

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State of the Art Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department Opens At GMC (Thumbay) Hospital Ajman

One of the leading healthcare providers in the region, GMC (Thumbay Group) Hospital has added another feather to its cap by inaugurating a state-of-the-art plastic and reconstructive department in Ajman.


In this region, plastic surgery has been mistaken as aesthetic surgery alone. The department at debunks this myth and expounds on the true repertoire of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery says Dr. Punam Bijlani, Consultant and Head of the Department, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.


Ms. Khadija Ibrahim, Director Medical License Department at Ministry of Health, Ajman Medical District inaugurated the department in the presence of Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost Gulf Medical University, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay Director Healthcare and Retail, Thumbay Group UAE, and the hospital management.


Explaining about the services, Dr. Bijlani said “The department not only undertakes all contemporary aesthetic procedures and surgeries which has hogged the limelight these days, but also performs the entire gamut of hand and reconstructive surgery for cancer, trauma and congenital anomalies. We have already conducted surgeries for burn contractures and uncommon neoplasms”, she added.

In addition to aesthetics, the department has a multipronged approach to body contouring where the patient participates in the procedure along with the plastic surgeon supported by a nutritionist and a fitness therapist. Unlike other departments  and clinics where patients are operated and then left to their own devices  to deal with nutrition and exercise and maintain the surgical results, the patient in our hospital  is supported till they have regained their confidence and then the support is weaned off. This is the key factor in maintaining the shape and the differentiating element of this department.


Dr. Punam Bijlani has had her board qualifications, from the prestigious Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India and trained in aesthetic surgery at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under the world renowned Prof. Ivo Pitanguy, Santa Casa de Misericordia, Pontifical Catholic University. Dr. Bijlani has been a consultant plastic surgeon at Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, from 2001 to 2012 and at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai from 2006, Professor at Grant Medical College in Plastic Surgery, Mumbai, India.

She brings with her 18 years of experience in Plastic Surgery, with special expertise in Aesthetic Surgery for body contouring  in women and men(liposuctions, tummy tucks, breast surgeries etc), face surgery (facelifts, neck lifts, blepharoplasty etc.), Congenital anomalies (cleft lip, polydactyly, syndactyly etc.), Reconstructive surgeries( post trauma, cancer and burns). In addition she handles all outpatient rejuvenation procedures (botox, fillers, laser, and thermage).


Ajman Healthcare Summit to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman From 5-7 March 2015

Ajman Healthcare The event will become one of the largest health events in the next few years. This year the summit will be organized by Pure Spot Congress & Event Organizers in association with Gulf Medical University and Thumbay Hospitals.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, Ajman Healthcare Summit – AHS 2015 will be held in Ajman, from 5-7 March 2015 at Hotel Kempinski Ajman. Gulf Medical University in association with the Ministry of Health, Ajman Medical District and Thumbay Hospitals is inviting leading specialists from all over the world to participate in the summit. Over 700 delegates from all over the region and globally are expected to participate in the event.

The summit will focus on new aspects and current updates, introduced recently in the fields of cardio metabolic syndrome including (diabetes, cardiology & obesity) dermatology, pediatrics & gynecology and their related disorders.

There is a wide variety of projects, initiatives, studies and reforms underway in all parts of the world and we are keen to showcase most of this work at the AHS’ Congress. Even relatively small scale initiatives can be of great interest. This is about spreading ideas and evoking discussions, said Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Professor of Surgery, Dean College of Medicine Gulf Medical University and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the summit.

We are confident that we will be able to make this conference a very special and memorable event. The scientific sessions of the conference will be dominated by scientific data from renowned speakers. This will be beneficial for specialists and physicians and post graduate trainees of the specialties addressed in the congress. This conference is a timely reminder of the inter-related nature of today’s non-communicable diseases. The conference is also an indication of the ongoing commitment of dealing with diabetes and in the fields of dermatology, pediatrics and gynecology in the Arab nations and efforts in UEA, GCC countries and all over the world. AHS is looking forward to hear from endocrinologists, diabetologists, gynecologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, pediatricians, regulators, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers, educators and others with an interest in healthcare, who would like to contribute to the program of very high regional relevance.

Ajman Health Care Summit, under the strong scientific umbrella of Gulf Medical University and to be accredited by health authorities, will address the health care professionals and community about the recent innovations in medical science, benefits of their implementation during day to day practice and their positive impact on Nation. Using the advanced communication and training techniques, AHS aims to cover the most challenging therapeutic areas; from management to prevention of the illness.

As an emerging and one of the most successful medical conference organizer (PCO) in the region, this year Pure Spot has entered into the medical event management industry of Ajman with a mega yet challenging event, the “Ajman Healthcare Summit” (AHS). Our vision as a PCO for AHS is to approach the health care community; scientifically with recent innovations in applied medical field. To quench our unmet passion, we’ve joined hands with the pioneer of medical sciences in the region, the Gulf Medical University, said Mohamed Ibrahim, Chairman of Pure Spot.

To address the increased metabolic disorders incidents in the region intensively; AHS has also partnered with American Society of Nutrition (ASN) for their “4th Annual Middle East Congress on Clinical Nutrition” accredited by Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics- world’s largest organization of food & nutrition professionals-USA , a much respected name in the field of nutrition globally, informed Ibrahim.

‘Health’ Magazine UAE completes 16 Years

‘Health’ magazine published by the Gulf Medical University, promoted by Thumbay Group UAE has completed sixteen years of its presence in the UAE and Middle East. Only publication of its kind, printed in English and Arabic (back to back) was started in April 1999 as part of the institution’s commitment to informative medical journalism.

‘HEALTH’ MAGAZINE Being in its 17th year of publication, the magazine is one of the longstanding health publications in the region. It is highly regarded, read and rated by healthcare professionals and general public in the region and globally. With 124 pages of authoritative articles, the magazine focuses on lifestyle, luxury and beauty segments, and carrying reviews from experts, says Ms. Saadiya Ahmad, Editor of the magazine.

With 20,000 copies every issue and a readership of over 75000, Health Magazine’s coverage area is spread across the UAE and reaches the Royal families, Sheikhs, government officials, ministries and embassies in UAE.

In addition to an extensive subscription list including leading medical institutions, medical equipment suppliers and pharma companies worldwide. Health Magazine is directly mailed to a select number of upscale households, meeting a specific criteria based on age, household income this includes the subscribers and the corporates. The magazine is also made available at select high- traffic destinations in target markets, including boutiques, hospitals and clinics, gyms, coffee shops, spa’s and resorts, leading stores, bookshops, hotels and malls. The magazine can be found at waiting lounges of mainly leading physician, dental, cosmetic clinics & surgeries as well as at local pharmacies.

HEALTH magazine is a bi-monthly and bi-lingual magazine (English & Arabic) and is associated with prominent organizations such as John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Hamburg University, and Gulf Medical University etc. and Ministry of Health UAE, Thumbay Hospitals, and Methodist Hospitals Houston, Texas to provide valuable inputs. In short, the magazine is a good interactive medium and a useful source for health information to one and all.

As part of its latest update HEALTH Magazine has applied for the “BPA worldwide Consumer Publication Audit Membership for September 2014”. Wide range of readership profiles, including families, children, and senior citizens as well specialized profiles like doctors, business heads/administrators, fitness gurus, nutritionists, beauticians, style icons, majority of them in high income groups. Health magazine readers are affluent, upwardly mobile, active, sophisticated, and for whom health and fitness are priority, looking for the best products and services. These features make the magazine a leading media for companies to promote their products and services.

According to the publishers, the magazine plans to launch HEALTH awards, which will be announced later this year.