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Thumbay Laboratories and Medical Research Facility Expand their Services

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Thumbay labs becomes the biggest laboratory chain in UAE with four full-fledged laboratories manned by experienced Pathologists.  We are also the largest service provider in the country in terms of the range of tests available, the number of diagnostic tests done, and revenue, says Dr. Menon, Director of Thumbay labs.

A state-of-the-art Medical Research and Diagnostic Facility named Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) – Thumbay Labs, which was set up two years ago within the premises of the Gulf Medical University, is planning further expansion with introduction of new services and advanced tests. Set up initially with an investment of AED 20 million, Thumbay Labs have expanded their services in Northern Emirates by setting up testing facilities in all the Thumbay group hospitals and clinics. Thumbay Labs are the biggest laboratory chain in UAE with three full-fledged laboratories manned by experienced Pathologists. Its Central Lab is located at the Gulf Medical University called The Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), GMU Laboratories. The Laboratory chain has fully functional branches in Dubai and Fujairah with collection centers at Ajman and Sharjah. Upcoming high quality sample collection facilities in association with Thumbay clinics are being set up at Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah.

Thumbay Labs also inaugurated the Complete Automation Project at the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation. Attended by the Crown Prince of Ajman – HH Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, this new fully automated laboratory is the latest initiative in the growing portfolio of Indian entrepreneur Thumbay Moideen.

Commenting on the launch, Moideen noted, “We already have labs in Sharjah, Dubai, Fujairah and two labs in Ajman. In addition to this, we have added six clinics under the Thumbay brand in UAE. With the inauguration of this lab, the plan is to continue growing our strong network of clinics and labs. It’s an ambitious plan, but our strategic plan, called Vision 2020, aligns with the government’s thinking, and this lab’s growth is only a part of it.” The Thumbay Group is listed among the Top 100 Companies making an impact in the Arab World by Forbes Middle East. Thumbay Foundation will offer a research grant of AED 10 Million over the next six years towards research projects at the center, added Moideen.

This development has opened the doors for transition of our institution from a purely academic institution to that of a research and innovation based university says Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of Gulf Medical University. It is indeed a matter of pride for all of us today, she added.

The Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) has received its accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a much coveted credential that positions CABRI as a high quality specialty pathology laboratory.

CABRI also has the distinction of being the first lab to be accredited by CAP in the Northern Emirates. This makes it possible for the community in the Northern Emirates to avail of the high quality specialty test services offered by CABRI. All laboratories have been standardized with uniform Equipment and staff selection procedures, Standard operations procedures, Laboratory Information Management system, and follow a QMS compliant with the College of American Pathologists. They all participate in CAP EQAS. All the  Laboratories follow a data driven Six Sigma process based operations protocol. All reference ranges have been verified and standardized.

The aim forGulf Medical University is to develop and offer state of the art innovation to the country’s citizens, and ultimately the wider region, whilst also becoming a reference lab in the UAE and GCC. The Laboratory’s Director, Dr. P K Menon, MD PhD MBA shares this sentiment, noting that the lab is a rarity for medical institutions not just in the country, but all over the world. We are pioneers of setting up rare tests – e.g., New Born Screening using LCMS and Time Resolved Fluorimetery, Hemoglobinopathy, Genetic analysis using Microarrays and Sequencers, Lipid Sub fractions analysis for cardiac disease reversal, in vitro allergy testing. Our research lab trains Masters and PhD students, he added.

“In many university centres of excellence, you’ll find certain equipment, an atomic absorption instrument for instance, in one lab. Then you’ll have to go to another to find an HPLC, and yet another to find a GCMS. What we’ve done here is we’ve managed to combine all these  super-specialty equipment under one roof and within walking distance of each other. We did this because we wanted to enhance the university’s reputation from just an education-based institute to one a research based institution providing an important  referral diagnostic service to the community. Now, patients who need super specialty testing need not travel abroad,” said Menon.

“Setting up a lab of this complexity and sophistication required the help of multiple partners, including the likes of Zahrawi, Gulf Scientific, Life Technologies and Roche Diagnostics. To give an indication of the contributions and support our partners have provided, Roche Diagnostics for example, played a very significant role in setting up the chemistry analysers and the automation, which along with the POCT will handle almost 70% of our testing in a highly accurate and reliable manner,” noted Menon.

Both Dr Menon and Mr Thumbay commented on the growing interest in evidence based healthcare initiative in the UAE, with both noting the increased investment in the sector on the part of the UAE’s government as part of their long-term strategic vision to transform UAE to a healthcare destination. A recent report by the US-UAE Business Council put the UAE’s healthcare spending in 2013 alone at $16.8 Billion.

“Healthcare and education make up the largest part of a country’s budget. The UAE’s government is spending heavily on these sectors and as a private organization; we’re doing our part to contribute to this. I see it headed in a very positive direction,” concluded Thumbay Moideen.

Thumbay Clinics Established

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Thumbay Group expands healthcare services by opening state-of-the-art family clinics in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah 

Thumbay Clinic Ajman has opened on 16th June 2015. The soft opening was held in the presence of the Thumbay Group Founder President Thumbay Moideen, Gulf Medical University Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Akbar Moideen Thumbay Director Healthcare and Retail, Thumbay Group and other administrative team of Thumbay healthcare division. Clinics in Dubai, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah will be opened in first week of July. Two Thumbay clinics in Sharjah are scheduled to be opened in August and October.

‘I envision Thumbay Clinics as a pioneering enterprise, providing utmost quality of service to customers and fulfilling our responsibility to the community by bringing quality healthcare to people’s doorstep’. As part of our strategic plan, fifteen more clinics will be opened in the next two years. This is in line with our Vision 2020 to provide high quality healthcare at most affordable rates said Thumbay Moideen, Founder President Thumbay Group UAE. 

Thumbay Clinics is the latest addition to Thumbay Group’s growing number of healthcare services provided. Differentiated from others in more than one way, the clinic primarily focuses purely on two goals: personalized services and convenience. We are fortunate to live in communities that not only offer a great quality of life, but also the best of modern medicine, says Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare, Thumbay Group UAE. Thumbay Group, with its strong market presence and diversified businesses is all set to expand its healthcare division. We are looking forward to acquire existing clinics and pharmacies also and would welcome proposals for the same.

The entire network of Thumbay hospitals and clinics are affiliated to Gulf Medical University and will also offer teaching and training facilities to GMU students.

Free consultations and check-up will be offered during the first two weeks, from 16th to 30thof June 2015 in Thumbay Clinic Ajman. We aim to be the leading and first choice clinic in the region and we are committed to working together to provide high-quality, patient focused, cost-effective healthcare to the communities we serve, says Akbar Moideen and added that all  major insurance companies will be honored at all our clinics.

 

 

From the latest medical procedures to a plethora of outpatient services across dozens of medical specialties, Thumbay Clinic offers premium facilities that make it one of the finest community health care providers. What’s more important, we partner with you in health, wellness and healing, he added. Thumbay clinics will have general medicine, ENT, pediatrics, cardiology, ophthalmology, general surgery, radiology, gynecology, orthopedic, pharmacy and insurance departments. Highly qualified specialists are in place to treat the patients.

Thumbay Clinic focuses on commitment to patient satisfaction and quality of care. While we continue to provide quality care and ethical services to all our stake holders, we are completely committed to safeguard their trust and confidence.

Thumbay Pharmacy was also inaugurated adjacent to the clinic in Ajman. It is the first of its kind in Ajman to launch all medical equipment and rehabilitation care products. Customers can find everything related to geriatrics, joint care and rehabilitation. It has a complete ‘Home healthcare section’, informed Akbar Moideen Thumbay.

We strive to reach out to people from every walk of life and do our bit to help them stay healthy. Apart from the major social initiatives and programs that Thumbay Clinics has initiated, every individual hospital in the group does its bit for the community it serves. Every member of the Thumbay family is committed to provide care and solace to the people in their location and in this section, we are proud to present the various community service events that take place in our Clinics & hospitals, explained Akbar Moideen.

Over 9000 People Benefit From Free Mega Health Camp Held at Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals

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Over 9000 people benefited from the free health camp. This is by far the largest free health camp organized by Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals.

We are happy that so many people were benefited from the free mega health camp held simultaneously at all our hospitals in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah. We wish to thank the associations and companies for their support and encouraging participation, said Mr. Akbar Moideen, Director Healthcare and Retail Division of Thumbay Group, UAE.

Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah organized Free Mega Health Camp on Friday the 12th of June 2015 from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm. More than 9000 people thronged the hospitals; most of them came from labor camps and industries in Ajman, Sharjah, RAK, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. Many families from various associations also benefited.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we have been holding these camps regularly for the past twelve years, said Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, who are the promoters of Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals in UAE. ‘We hold it twice a year, in June and September, and serve the needy. We are glad that so many people have taken advantage of our camp. Every year more than 15000 – 20000 people benefit from our camps, he added. I wish to appreciate the efforts and contribution of our doctors and nursing staff in all our hospitals, in the success of these camps, said Thumbay Moideen.

More than 3500 attend the camp in Ajman: – Majority of the cases were in medicine, pediatrics and gynecology. Dermatology and dental cases were more than all our previous camps, informed Dr. Prashanth Hegde, Medical Director. Earlier Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost Gulf Medical University inaugurated the camp.

Dr. Sadashiv Bangera, who led the marketing team in promoting the camp, said ‘we are delighted to help so many people’. We had to send away over 400 people who came after the camp hours, he said. He thanked the founder president Thumbay Moideen for his support, encouragement and guidance.

Over 2500 people throng Thumbay Hospital Dubai. Lot of people came to the hospital by 10 am. This is my first experience of holding a free health camp and I am happy to see more than 2500 people visit our hospital, said Dr. Seyed Mahmoodi, Medical Director of the hospital. Over all it was very smooth and I wish to thank and congratulate our team of doctors, nurses, administrators, marketing team and staff for their dedicated work.

Karnataka Cultural Foundation members were present in large numbers. Sheik Bawa Haji Mangalore, UAE National Committee President Karnataka Cultural Foundation, felicitated Thumbay Moideen on the occasion by presenting him with a special memento. He also said the hospital is providing a great service to the society through the free camps. He assured of a larger participation in the next camp. Many economically needy people are benefited, he said. Hospital administrators gave a special memento to the KCF president for their active participation.

2100 people came for the free health camp in Fujairah - We saw the biggest numbers this year. We expected over 1500 but more than 2100 people camp for the free health camp, said Dr. Satyanarayanan, Medical Director Thumbay (GMC) Hospital, Fujairah. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Saeed Rabee Ahmed Al Hammoudi from Red Crescent Society.  Despite the weather changes with heavy winds and humidity, lot of people came before Juma prayers. A lot of families attended the camp. Dr. Manish Singhal, Assistant Administrative Director, said an overwhelming response was received and we witnessed an increase in the number of patients in the department of Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Dental. Thumbay Pharmacy distributed free medicines worth over Dh 20,000.

Thumbay (GMC) Hospital, Sharjah saw over 1000 people during the camp. Apart from dental cases, we had many cases in medicine and pediatrics, informed Dr. Shaju Philip, Assistant Administrative Director of the hospital.

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

The visitors were given free medicines besides the above consultations.  Patients can avail the follow-up check-ups for free in the next 6 days.  As part of the hospital promotion free medicines, hospital brochures, health packages, were given to all the patients and visitors.

Every year our specialists advise the patients regarding special care and precautions to be taken during the holy month of Ramadan. With Ramadan to begin this month, people will benefit a lot from this camp. He further added that owing to the changes in weather conditions, we have seen a lot of cases in Internal medicine, Pediatrics and Dermatology. There is a distinct increase in dental cases also this year.

We would like to continue with these camps, and offer high quality, affordable health care through all our hospitals, he concluded.

Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals to Hold Free Mega Health Camp in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah And Fujairah on 12th June 2015

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Over 7500 people are expected to benefit from the free health camp. This is going to be the largest free health camp organized by the Thumbay Hospitals.

To bring about health awareness to the people in the region, Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah will be organizing a Free Mega Health Camp on Friday the 12th of June 2015 from 09.00 am to 04.00 pm.

We have been holding these camps regularly for past many years as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, said Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, who are the promoters of Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals in UAE. ‘We hold it twice a year, in June and September, and serve the needy. We strongly believe that healthy people make healthy nations and hence we contribute our might to address health issues regularly through such camps’, he added. Every time we invite national and local associations and organizations, who promote and send their community members to benefit from the free services. This year also we expect many national associations to participate in the free mega health camp.

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

Free Consultation & Check Ups are offered in all medical & dental departments

People will also get the following benefits in Thumbay (GMC) hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah

  • Free Blood Sugar Check up
  • Free Blood Pressure Check Up
  • Free ECG
  • Free Ultra Sound (Only in Ajman and Fujairah)
  • Free Medicines and
  • Patients can avail the follow-up check-ups for free for the next 6 days.

People will also get the following benefits in Thumbay hospital, Dubai (Al Qusais)

  • Free Dental Checkup (Adults/ Children)
  • 50% discount on all Laboratory Tests
  • 50% discount on all Radiology Tests
  • Free ECG and Ultrasound (for First 100 patients)
  • Audiometry Test (Discounted)and
  • Patients can avail the follow-up check-ups for free for the next 6 days.

The visitors will also be offered free medicines besides the above consultations.  As part of the hospital promotion free medicines, hospital brochures, health packages, will be given to all the patients and visitors.

This is our annual event, which we organize 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.

Every year our specialists advise the patients regarding special care and precautions to be taken during the holy month of Ramadan. With Ramadan to begin this month, people will benefit a lot from this camp. He further added that owing to the changes in weather conditions, we have seen a lot of cases in Internal medicine, Pediatrics and Dermatology. There is a distinct increase in dental cases also this year.

We would like to continue with these camps and offer high quality, affordable healthcare through all our hospitals, he concluded.

GMC Hospital Ajman to Hold Free Mega Medical & Dental Health Camp on 12th June 2015

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Thousands are expected to benefit from the Health Camp

To bring about health awareness to the people in the region, GMC Hospital Ajman will be organizing a Free Mega Health Camp on Friday the 12th of June 2015 from 09.00 am to 04.00 pm.

A team of Specialist Doctors, Consultants, Nurses and volunteers will conduct free consultations and checkups in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Urology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Dental Pulmonology, Pediatric Surgery, Neurology & Neonatology.

In addition to this, free Blood Sugar Check Up, Blood Pressure Check Up, BMI, ECG, Ultrasound 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. These camps are done in association in with various groups to help people from all nationalities.

We have been regularly conducting free health camps in our hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah. We will make this an annual 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”.

Thumbay Hospital Dubai Organizes the First Africa Health Camp

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Over 250 people from Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Cameroon, Egypt, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana took advantage of the camp.

To bring about health awareness to the people in the region, Thumbay Hospital Dubai organized the first Africa Health Camp on Saturday the 30th May 2015 from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm. The camp was held in association with the Nigerian Consulate, Dubai. His Excellency B T Shonubi, Minister- Consul, Consulate General of Nigeria was the chief guest on the occasion. The camp was coordinated by the Medical and Health Tourism Department, Thumbay Hospitals.

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”.

A team of specialist doctors, consultants, nurses and volunteers will conduct free consultations and checkups in cardiology, internal medicine & general practitioner, general surgery, ENT, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, dermatology and ophthalmology, 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 first Africa health camp is a success. We are looking forward to expand our services to more number of patients from African countries, says Dr. Benazir Ameer Ali, Director Medical Tourism Department, Thumbay Hospitals. We get lot of patients from Africa as our medical tourists to our hospitals. Through these camps, we are further promoting our services and creating awareness on various advanced healthcare services that we offer, so that patients can come with their families, added Dr. Benazir.

With a dedicated international patient services team offering personalized services Thumbay Hospitals has 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 20 more such centres across the globe, while partnering with other hospitals.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay observed that with steep costs, lack of experience or expertise and inadequate medical facilities in home country, we felt that we need to offer something more to the international patients. We found a solution for this and started a dedicated division within the hospital. We offer them unmatched expertise, world-class treatment and facilities at affordable prices and most importantly with no waiting time for treatment.