Monthly Archives: May 2015

Aafiya wins the Best Insurance TPA award at The Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2015

Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2015

The Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2015, the region’s leading financial event was held on Wednesday 27th May 2015 at The Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai.

Aafiya Medical Billing Services LLC received the prestigious award during the glittering ceremony attended by over 400 senior bankers and financiers from around the region came together to celebrate at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards, now in its 16th year. This year the nominees were from United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan and Lebanon representing more than 200 institutions. The awards covered a variety of financial services including retail, corporate, investment, private banking, asset management, fund management, finance companies and consultancy practices.

It is a great achievement for a relatively new entity like Aafiya. This is evidence of our sheer determination to make this company a leader in the business, said Ali Zaidi General Manager Aafiya. We are delighted by this recognition and we will strive to retain the confidence of our clients as well as the industry, and to maintain same standards always, he added. He thanked the management and leadership for their constant support and guidance.

“Our research based on financial institutions’ own published, audited results demonstrates clearly which banks are outperforming their peers and provides clear and unarguable proof of the healthy growth and overall improving performance of the industry,” said Robin Amlôt, Chief Executive Officer of CPI Financial.

  “Each year, the Banker Middle East Industry Awards reward excellence in financial services, identifying the key players working to help create a prosperous diversified future for all the MENA economies,” added Amlôt.

About Aafiya:

Bearing the name which stands for “good health”, Aafiya is a specialized integrated service provider for healthcare management. Being the most recent initiative of Thumbay Group, Aafiya is backed with the same values that have driven and recognized Thumbay Group to its leading stature. Aafiya is the hub which connects insurance companies, policyholders and health care providers. While our basic role is to function as an administrator, we understand the need to facilitate cashless service at the time of your medical necessity.

Aafiya aims to be recognized as the leading and the most preferred service provider of healthcare management in all aspects, be it with the insurance companies or reinsurers, corporates, insured members, or providers; having its unique full-service approach towards total customer satisfaction. The Management team at Aafiya has a blend of people who have valuable and remarkable experience in the domains of Health Care, Insurance, Finance, & IT. Primarily focusing on the motto “Providing customer service beyond satisfaction”, the team is dedicated and committed to achieve the same with the support of the entire workforce who share the vision of Aafiya.

 

HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Visits Thumbay Hospital in Dubai

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“Establishing a network of teaching hospitals is necessary and will benefit a lot of people. I congratulate Thumbay Moideen for his initiatives in investing in healthcare and medical education in the country, which matches the vision and goals of the UAE Leadership” – HE Sheikh Nahayan

HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Culture, Youth, and Social Development, Government of UAE visited the newly inaugurated Thumbay hospital on 28th May 2015. He was received by Thumbay Moideen Founder President of Thumbay Group UAE and hospital administrative team. A host of dignitaries from various ministries, medical authorities, organizations and companies were present on the occasion.

HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan was taken on a tour of the facility and shown the latest technology that is in place to treat patients at very affordable prices.HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan appreciated Thumbay Moideen for his investment in healthcare and medical education in the country. We appreciate his contributions in developing human capital, which is very important to the development and growth of the nation. He quoted the Founding father of the country His Highness Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan that a true leader is the one who treats everyone as a family and looks after the welfare of the people. He appreciated the efforts of Thumbay Moideen and said the UAE government encourages private sector to operate such quality facilities, and thus create a healthy competition. Thumbay Moideen has achieved in meeting with the aims and goals of the UAE leadership. I appreciate and congratulate Thumbay Moideen and his entire team in establishing a network of teaching hospitals, equipped with latest technology to provide best healthcare to the people of this country.

The new hospital with initial strength of 150 beds, of which 75 beds are operational, has been established as a brand providing quality care to patients from all over the region.

Thumbay Hospital, a leading name in healthcare in the region aims to be the leading network of academic hospitals in the Middle East. The main focus is to provide patient centered care of the highest quality in an academic set up.

Thumbay Moideen, Founder President Thumbay Group UAE announced that as part of the group’s strategic plan, a network of teaching hospitals under the Thumbay brand, are planned to be built in Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Plans are also afoot to launch our hospitals in India and Qatar.

Thumbay Hospital brings together highly skilled professional and the latest advancements in medical technology. “Our goal is to build lasting relationship with people. We believe that the healing process is as much about personal care as medical attention. At Thumbay Hospitals we unite exceptional clinical success rates and superior technology with traditional care and warmth, as we truly believe the world is our extended family” says Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare and Retail of Thumbay Group UAE.

The departments of Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Radiology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, with highly qualified specialist doctors and strong support team will be offering high quality healthcare services to all sections of the society.

Medical Tourism is another priority area for us, said Akbar Moideen Thumbay. With a dedicated international patient services team offering personalized services our group hospitals have been treating patients from over 175 nationalities across the globe, spanning from Africa, Middle East, Europe, Southern Europe, including Western hemisphere. The Thumbay Group intends to establish referral centers in 20 countries across the globe, while partnering with other hospitals. We are aiming for thousand medical tourism patients a day in the next 4 -5 years, he concluded.

A Special Dental Hospital: A 25 chair Dental Hospital, which is the first Dental hospital in the country, is another unique feature of Thumbay Hospital. It is a full-fledged mulch-specialty center with world class ultra-modern facilities providing quality healthcare at affordable prices.

This hospital will also support the clinical teaching activities for the students of the College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University. The dental section will offer services in general dentistry which includes Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Oral Surgery.

About Thumbay Group:

The Thumbay Group UAE is an international business conglomerate with its headquarters in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

Venturing into new avenues of service with missionary zeal, the Thumbay Group has over the past sixteen years spread its wings of excellence in various fields of social and business endeavors. What started in 1998 with the establishment of the Thumbay Group at Ajman, UAE by its founder, a visionary and third generation entrepreneur from India, Mr. Thumbay Moideen, blossomed into a diversified group with operations in Education (Gulf Medical University Ajman), Healthcare (hospitals of the group include GMC Hospital Ajman, Fujairah and GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah and Thumbay Hospital Dubai), Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Trading, and Marketing & Distribution. An academic and entrepreneurial powerhouse, the Thumbay Group takes its strength from an empowered and loyal employee group of nearly three thousand people.

OBG Conference on “Fetal Electronic Cardiotocography” at GMC Hospital, Fujairah

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GMC Hospital Fujairah conducted a conference on “Fetal Electronic Cardiotocography” which was delivered by Dr. Osama M. Rizk, Consultant Gynecology and Infertility, at hotel Nour Arjan by Rotana on 12th May, 2015.

The Specialists OBG and Pediatricians from in and around Fujairah i,e Kalba, Khorfekhan, Dibba and Masafi attended the conference.

Doctors from such far off places showed their keen interest to participate in the Conference delivered by Dr. Osama M. Rizk. He has profound and wide experience in OBS & Gynecology in UK, EGYPT, KSA, YAMEN, AFRICA and UAE. He was applauded for his thorough and exhaustive knowledge on the subject.

The Doctors who attended the CME requested to have similar CME’s more in future.

Thumbay Hospital officially opened New Healthcare Facility opens in Al Qusais, Dubai

Healthcare Facility

Thumbay Hospital is a 150 bed private teaching hospital affiliated to Gulf Medical University, with ultra-modern facilities to offer highly affordable services in Dubai is now open.

His Excellency T P Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to UAE inaugurated the new hospital on 25th May 2015 in the presence of Thumbay Moideen Founder President of Thumbay Group UAE, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost Gulf Medical University, Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Division Thumbay Group, Medical Director Dr. Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi, Administrative Director Thumbay Healthcare Division Dr. Manvir Singh Walia and a host of dignitaries from various ministries, medical authorities and organizations. HE T P Seetharam appreciated Thumbay Moideen for his contributions to healthcare and medical education in the country. We appreciate his contributions in developing human capital, which is very important to the development and growth of the nation, said HE T P Seetharam.

Thumbay Hospital, a leading name in healthcare in the region aims to be the leading network of academic hospitals in the Middle East. The main focus is to provide patient centered care of the highest quality in an academic set up.

The new hospital with initial strength of 150 beds, of which 75 beds are operational. It is established as a brand providing quality care to patients from all over the region. The hospital is a part of Thumbay Group and GMC Hospitals and will be affiliated to Gulf Medical University Ajman.

 

 

As part of our strategic plan, we are in the process of building a network of teaching hospitals under the Thumbay brand, in Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Plans are also afoot to launch our hospitals

 

in India and Qatar, says Thumbay Moideen, Founder President Thumbay Group UAE.

Thumbay Hospital brings together highly skilled professional and the latest advancements in medical technology. “Our goal is to build lasting relationship with people. We believe that the healing process is as much about personal care as medical attention. At Thumbay Hospitals we unite exceptional clinical success rates and superior technology with traditional care and warmth, as we truly believe the world is our extended family” says Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare and Retail of Thumbay Group UAE. 

A Special Dental Hospital: Another unique feature of Thumbay Hospital is a 25 chair Dental Hospital, which is the first Dental hospital in the country. It is a full-fledged multi-specialty centre with world class ultra-modern facilities providing quality healthcare at affordable prices. This hospital also supports the clinical teaching activities of the College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University. The dental section will offer services in general dentistry which includes Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontic and Oral Surgery. In the medical section, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Radiology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology services to name a few are offered. With highly qualified specialist doctors and strong support team, the centre aims to uphold the mission of “Care without Compromise”. Its goal is to build everlasting relationships with people from all walks of life, concluded Akbar Moideen Thumbay.

About Thumbay Group:

The Thumbay Group UAE is an international business conglomerate with its headquarters in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

Venturing into new avenues of service with missionary zeal, the Thumbay Group has over the past sixteen years spread its wings of excellence in various fields of social and business endeavors. What started in 1998 with the establishment of the Thumbay Group at Ajman, UAE by its founder, a visionary and third generation entrepreneur from India, Mr. Thumbay Moideen, blossomed into a diversified group with operations in Education (Gulf Medical University Ajman), Healthcare (hospitals of the group include GMC Hospital Ajman, Fujairah and GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah and Thumbay Hospital Dubai), Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Trading, and Marketing & Distribution. An academic and entrepreneurial powerhouse, the Thumbay Group takes its strength from an empowered and loyal employee group of nearly three thousand people.

Thumbay Group HR Department Wins the Best Talent Management Practice Award For Second Consecutive Year

Best Talent Management Practice Award

Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Division Thumbay Group won the prestigious ‘Champion of Change’ Award

The awards were presented during the MENA HR Excellence Awards held in Dubai as part of during the 10th Annual Human Assets Expansion Summit MENA. It also featured the 7th Annual MENA HR Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations in advancing the HR function.

Akbar Moideen Thumbay received the award from Ms. Sophie Le Ray, CEO Naseba group in a glittering ceremony held at Sofitel Hotel Dubai on the 21st of May 2015. Champion of Change award is given to a C-level non HR executive for his/her contribution to the HR function of his organization. In a stiff competition, Akbar won the award in recognition of his leadership, strategic thinking and key management decisions that benefited the organization.

After receiving the award Akbar Moideen Thumbay said that the change process is complex and requires commitment from senior leaders and a robust plan to address the people side of any change initiative. Hence I have been supporting a number of disciplined steps that have enhanced its capabilities for developing talents while ensuring management continuity throughout its systems. I take this opportunity to thank the founder president of the group Thumbay Moideen for encouraging and supporting my initiatives over the last five years.

The Best Talent Management Practice award was bagged by Thumbay Group UAE for the second consecutive year, for setting standard for innovation and strategy in Talent Management. The precise criteria for this award category was effective employee onboarding, ongoing training and development, coaching, mentoring, assessing and developing leadership capabilities, monitoring and measuring talent management, designing effective compensation and recognition system within the organization. Ms. Sophie Le Ray. Chief Executive Officer, Naseba group presented the awards. Mr. Suraj Padmanabhan, Assistant Manager Learning and Development and Mr. Karthikeyan, Manager Talent Acquisition Thumbay Group received the award. Ms. Jwala and Ms. Jubeena from HR department also represented the group in the conference.

The summit connected HR Professionals from leading organizations in the Middle East and North Africa region. Leading HR professionals and organizations were awarded and recognized for excellence for their achievement in the past 12 months. This specific platform is organized exclusively by French business information group named Naseba. Other Winners in different categories were Pfizer, FGB (First Gulf Bank), Etisalat, Dubai Airport, Gulf Bank, Emirates NBD, Etihad Airways and Bayt.

The 2-day forum facilitated knowledge-sharing on the most pressing issues HR professionals in the region are facing. Centered on the theme ‘HR Innovations: Transforming People, Processes & Technology’, this year’s summit focused on arming the employees with the right tools to communicate and collaborate in an increasingly global, multicultural workplace.

The award is given in recognition of an organization for its excellence in talent management. Criteria for evaluation include effective employee onboarding, ongoing training and development, coaching and mentoring, assessing and developing leadership capabilities, monitoring talent and measuring talent management, designing effective compensation and recognition systems.

The Thumbay Group UAE is an international business corporation with its headquarters in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. It has over the past decade spread its wings of excellence in various fields of social and business endeavors. What started in 1998 with the establishment of the Thumbay Group at Ajman, UAE by its founder, a visionary and third generation entrepreneur from India, Thumbay Moideen, blossomed into a diversified group with myriad line of businesses in U.A.E and overseas.

Thumbay Group workforce has been proactive in supporting the Run the business & Change the business Management for organizational growth. Our employees take change as a rule and not as an exception. This mindset fosters the high performers to raise the bar higher and achieve the newly set benchmark while still abiding by the dual perspective of Run the Business and Change the Business said Suraj Padmanabhan.

Great Display of Innovation at GMU MASE 2015

GMU MASE 2015

Over 225 projects and 175 posters were displayed during the exhibition. The two day event attended by over 4500 students was the largest ever held at the university till date. Students have displayed over 165 paintings also.

The ‘Annual and Medical Science Exhibition GMU MASE 2015’ was held on 22nd and 23rd of May 2015 at Gulf Medical University campus in Ajman. The event offered students a chance to display their talent in innovations in science and medicine. Delhi Private School, Sharjah won the overall champions trophy.

Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost GMU inaugurated the exhibition in the presence of the university deans and academic leadership of the constituent colleges of the university. GMU MASE is held every year under the guidance of the Founder President of the university and also under the supervision of the academic leadership of all the constituent colleges of Gulf Medical University.

“Many kids have incredible brains, we wanted to explore the giftedness in a child and this platform brings forth the unnoticed talent amongst young children, who in their formative years may have decided on their future course of education and specialization” said Prof. Mohamed Arifulla, Dean Admissions and Registers, GMU. Every year GMU MASE aims to provide a platform to the upcoming students to display their talents in the field of Medical and Science. It also provides them with complete career path in the field of Medicine and Healthcare and encourages students interested in getting involved in the profession of Medicine and Healthcare, he added.

GMU MASE inspires and encourages young scientists recognizing their talents and showcases the fact that the path to a sustainable future for the UAE lies in the power of talented youth. As role models they are empowered to encourage further exploration and development of knowledge, analytical thinking and skills in their peers as they cooperate to solve local and global technological issues.

We see only 10 percent of the talent on display, while the other 90 percent of work goes in back ground in making such wonderful working models. GMU MASE is a great platform which encourages innovation, uniqueness and experimentation and that is the only way to let the genius of the students bloom, said one of the judges.

The exuberant talent of the students from over 50 schools from all over UEA and attended by more than 4500 students from more than 200 schools Gulf Medical University Science Exhibition is an eagerly awaited event for all school children, said one of the teachers who came along with the students.

It is an occasion for the students to showcase their creative talents. It is with their own creative abilities assisted and guided by the teachers, amazing ideas have been brought to light at GMU MASE.

The event culminated with a prize distribution ceremony on 23rd May 2015. Prizes were be given away to the winners in Projects, Posters and Painting categories. Cash prizes worth more than AED 25,000 were given to the winning students.

Thumbay Hospital Dubai to Hold Health Camp on 22nd May 2015 for Kannadigaru, Dubai

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Over 700 members from the Kannadigaru, Dubai association are expected to benefit from the Health Camp

To bring about health awareness to the people in the region, Thumbay Hospital Dubai will be organizing a Free Health Camp on Friday the 22nd of May 2015 from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm.

A team of Specialist Doctors, Consultants, Nurses and volunteers will conduct free consultations and checkups in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Pediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Dermatology, apart from Dental specialties.

In addition to this, free Blood Pressure Checkup, Blood Sugar Checkup; BMI Checkup will be carried out to create awareness about diabetes and hypertension which has a high incidence in the region.

The visitors will also be offered free medicines besides Free Consultation with all specialist doctors, 30% discount on Lab & Radiology, 25% discount on dental procedures, 20% discount on all IP & OP surgical procedures, 30% discount on Cardiology Services. Women who are expecting can benefit from the special discounted rates for delivery. People can book the discounted delivery package by paying AED 299/- only and book the package on 22nd May, 2015.

We have been regularly conducting free health camps in our hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah. We will make this a regular event, which is organized to create awareness on various health issues. We always get overwhelming response for our Free Health Camps, said Mr. Akbar Moideen, Director, Healthcare and Retail Division of Thumbay Group UAE. He further added, that “As part of the corporate social responsibility of Thumbay Group we would like to help the public with free health camps every year, especially to 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 camps”.

Gulf Medical University to Offer a Platform For ‘young Scientists’ to Display their Talent

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The event offers students a chance to display their innovations and talent in science.

The university’s Annual Medical and Science Exhibition GMU MASE 2015, is set to break all previous records in terms of number of projects and attendance by school students.

Students of 10th, 11th and 12th grades from all schools from all over the country are invited to showcase project works, working models, posters apart from audio visual presentations during the two day event, the ‘Annual and Medical Science Exhibition GMU MASE 2015’ scheduled to be held on 20th and 21st of May 2015 at Gulf Medical University in Ajman. GMU MASE is held every year under the guidance of Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Board of Governors of the university and the active supervision of the academic leadership of all the constituent colleges of Gulf Medical University.

The university management rewards the students with cash prizes and recognizes their talent. Over 200 projects including models and posters are expected this year. This year more than 4000 students are expected to visit the event, according to the organizing committee. Like last year, this year’s event includes a painting competition for the students. The visiting students will benefit from seeing live demonstration of dissection on cadavers in the anatomy lab, center for advanced simulation in healthcare, dental simulation lab, and anatomy and pathology museums.

Prof. Mohamed Arifulla, Dean Admissions and Registers said that “the main objective of the event is to provide a platform for the high school students to display their talents in the field of medicine and science and to provide them with complete career path”. The event also encourages the students in getting involved in the profession of Medicine and Healthcare and provides a fair chance to create a competitive environment for students to come out with excellent results. The exhibition provides tools for developing, organizing, and supporting an assessment exhibition that allows students at the middle and high school levels to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in relation to science and technology, added Prof. Arifulla.

The event will culminate with a prize distribution ceremony on 21st May 2015, where a lot of prizes will be given away to the winners in Projects and Poster categories. This year the cash prizes worth more than AED 25,000 are up for grabs. The projects will be judged by an expert panel consisting of faculty members from the university. There are special prizes given to schools with maximum participation.

Over 1500 People Benefit from Free Check-up for Pregnant Women

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Thumbay hospital Dubai, who organized the free check-up camp for pregnant women and Mother’s Day Out event at its hospital premises, helped more than 1500 women. Special talks by senior gynecologists, pediatricians, dieticians and other experts helped many a women understand parenting and motherhood.

Pregnant women availed free consultation and check-up as well as economical delivery packages and special discounts on caesarian cases.

Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, said ‘we are here to offer the best possible healthcare at most affordable prices’. We have highly experienced doctors checking the patients and offering free consultations during free camps. It instills a lot of confidence and we generate loyalty amongst our patients. We have timed it to suit the needs of the patients, especially with summer catching up and Ramadan round the corner. Pregnant women need special care during Ramadan, and we educate the patients about the specific health care precautions to be taken.

As part of our corporate social responsibility and community service, we have been holding Prenatal and Antenatal Classes for Pregnant women for the last five years in our hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah. This unique event is an extension of our pregnancy classes, which are very popular and have benefited over 2500 women till date, says Akbar Moideen Thumbay. This will be a regular event at the hospital and we are happy that many women have taken advantage of this event, he added. We hope that our desire to help expecting mothers understand pregnancy and take necessary precautions will be successful.

Mom’s Day Out included health, wellness and fun event for expecting, new and experienced moms. The event was offered free. The activities included talks and interactive sessions with the experts. Many parents clarified their doubts and misconceptions about pregnancy. Companies displayed their products and demonstrated useful prenatal and antenatal products. Other products and items on display were baby strollers, beauty products, nutritional supplements, organic mother and baby food, baby bags ‘n’ shoes, maternity clothes and accessories, baby and mother gifts, pregnancy and parenting books etc. All the exhibitors gave away free samples on the occasion.

Dr. Manvir Singh Walia, Administrative Director Healthcare Division Thumbay Group gave away surprise spot prizes to the participants.