Monthly Archives: July 2015

Boxing Champion Amir Khan visits Body & Soul Health Club Ajman

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Ajman – Two time world boxing champion, Amir Khan visited the Body and Soul Health Club in Al- Jurf Ajman, owned & managed by Thumbay Group, on 29th of July 2015. Hundreds of members and visitors rushed to meet the boxing sensation as he toured the club facilities. Accompanied by Mr. Moideen Farhad C.,Director – Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group, Amir was shown all the various facilities of the club. He was also briefed about the opening of the NEW LADIES ONLY ELITE series of Health Club in Ajman. Which is a first of its kind Health Club & Spa only for ladies exclusive, a place where people come to rejuvenate. The interiors & Facilities are provided keeping in mind the choice of ELITE class. The club offers Elite Spa & Saloon (Latest technology in digital skin treatments; Meso Vyrtal face rejuvenation, IPL Velvet hair epilation, skin rejuvenation and  Well Spa for Slimming, firming and toning treatments, Guinot Hydradermie lifting; Essential Peel for skin brightening and deep exfoliation, Exclusive products by Guinot and Thalgo (based on Marine Algae).State- of- the- art Tecnogym Fitness Room (Cardio, Strengthening and Weight section) , Aerobics Studio, Covered area with heated & cooling facilitated swimming pool with Jacuzzi, Sauna & Steam Rooms, Locker Rooms, Elite Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, Botanical Garden, Exclusive Parking Area, Little Souls Kids Club & Play ground, Junior Activity Club (JAC),9 Luxurious Treatment Rooms,Hair Saloon, Nail Saloon, prayer Room, Reflexology Pond, Body Assessment Room and also offers Platinum, Gold & Sliver Membership.

After his tour of the club, Khan revealed that he was very impressed by the activities and facilities that the club offered for the whole family. He expressed his desire to collaborate with Body & Soul Health clubs to develop and launch similar clubs in various parts of Pakistan.

“We are quite proud to receive such a positive review from a reputed sportsperson like Mr. Amir Khan. Having been in and trained at various facilities around the world, his appreciation of our club is a recognition of our commitment of providing world class amenities”, said Mr. Farhad. “All our health clubs are equipped with multi-facilities which are on par with the European standards of health clubs. We will be working closely with Amir Khan to set up facilities in Asian sub-continent”

After the tour, Khan met and interacted with the crowd, joining with them for photos. He thanked the visitors and members for their love and support and hoped to come back in the near future.

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 well-being and lifestyle. The division has clubs located at Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, is a one-stop destination offering extensive sports, recreation, fitness, health, social and youth programs.  The club management has initiated a massive expansion plan that will see the Body & Soul set up 100 new family centered health clubs within the next four years, with 25 of them planned in the coming two years.

Exclusive ‘Ladies Only’ Elite Health Club, Spa & Coffee Shoppe Opens in Ajman

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Thumbay Group opens these ‘elite’ and grand facilities on Ajman Corniche with latest facilities to make it a one stop destination offering sports, recreation, fitness, and health. Women can now enjoy their meetings and socializing over a cup of world class coffee at our premise. ‘We are getting closer to the connoisseurs of international class coffee’, says Farhad, Director Hospitality Division Thumbay Group UAE.

The award winning Body and Soul Health Club and Spa, a Leisure and Hospitality Division of the Thumbay Group, an international leisure company dedicated to the pursuit of improved well-being and lifestyle, has added another feather to its cap by launching an exclusive facility for women. It is elite, and it is unique, says Farhad.

Mr. Farhad C 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, we, also have plans to branch out to other emirates with our new concept of Body & Soul Fitness.  We are receiving a lot of inquiries about establishing our brands and hopefully in the second quarter of 2016 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. 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.

Explaining about the coffee Farhad says, ‘Blends and Brews’ presents a distinct and skillfully blended coffee, to provide unique flavor, which is tasty to the last drop. “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.

 

As per the vision of our Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen, and the strategic plan of Thumbay Group, we are planning for addition of over 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. Farhad.

Facilities

• Elite Spa & Saloon (Latest technology in digital skin treatments; Meso Vyrtal face rejuvenation, IPL Velvet hair epilation , skin rejuvenation and  Well Spa for Slimming, firming and toning treatments, Guinot Hydradermie lifting; Essential Peel for skin brightening and deep exfoliation. • Exclusive products by Guinot and Thalgo (based on Marine Algae). • State- of- the- art Tecnogym Fitness Room (Cardio, Strengthening and Weight section) • Aerobics Studio • Covered area with heated & cooling facilitated swimming pool with Jacuzzi • Sauna & Steam Rooms • Locker Rooms • Elite Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe • Botanical Garden • Exclusive Parking Area • Little Souls Kids Club & Play ground • Junior Activity Club (JAC) • 9 Luxurious Treatment Rooms • Hair Saloon • Nail Saloon • Prayer Room • Reflexology Pond • Body Assessment Room

Programs

• Individual fitness assessments, slimming, diet and nutrition programs. • Social event and monthly fitness challenge. • Group classes (free aerobics classes will be conducted each week), aqua gym, tai-chi, cardio kick boxing. • Achieve Personal Training, Swimming Lesson • Little Souls Saloon Treatments and Services

New Healthcare Facility Opened in Umm Al Quwain

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Thumbay Group expanded its healthcare services by opening state-of-the-art family clinic in Umm Al Quwain 

Thumbay Clinic Umm Al Quwain has opened on 23rd of July 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, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah will be opened soon.

‘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 three weeks.  Free ECG, discount on diagnostic investigations are also offered during this period. 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 Umm Al Quwain.

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.

Rare Spinal Tumor Operated at Thumbay Hospital Dubai

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Cancer is a serious condition but fortunately rare in human being. 5-30% of patients with cancer will have spinal involvement and only 10% of these patients will develop abnormal signs like back pain or spinal cord and nerve damage, says Dr. Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of Thumbay Hospital, Dubai.

A 58 years male who was absolutely healthy, with no past history of significant diseases developed low back pain on second May 2015 without any history of trauma to his back or heavy weight lifting.

He was seen by doctors and medicines were given to control his pain. After three weeks he experienced very severe pain in his back with numbness in both lower limbs. After about two weeks the numbness increased and due to the weakness developed in his legs, he stopped walking.

The patient was admitted to a private hospital and MRI and CT scan were done. He was diagnosed as having metastatic spine tumor with spinal cord compression. Based on the recommendation of his treating physician, the patient was shifted to Thumbay hospital on 12.06.2015 for continuation of care. Because of this rareness, close relation of the disease to the spinal cord and main body nerves, and difficult access to the affected site; the care of such patients requires expertise and experience to be dealt with at referral centers, says Dr. Mahmoodi.

Lower back MRI with contrast showedmass lesion of size 4.7 x 2.9 cm at vertebra L1 causing compression fracture of vertebral body and extension to the back side of the vertebra on the right side. There was extension into spinal canal with displacement of spinal cord to the back side and to the left. MRI upper spine showed two more vertebra developed tumor (T6 and T8). He was operated on 14 June 2015 for removing the affected vertebra L1 along with removing the cancer tissues from inside the spinal canal to release pressure on the spinal cord. The vertebra was replaced by vertebra replacement device. Plate and screws were used to fix spine above and below the affected level, and artificial bone graft was used to help for bone healing.

The patient was kept under care of a multispecialty team consisting of specialists from anesthesia, cardiology, ICU, internal medicine, urology, and physiotherapy before and post surgery care.

We were delighted to see that the same day after operation severe pain in the legs had decreased dramatically and the legs’ movements improved in the following days until he was able to walk with the help of a walker after one week. He was referred to oncologist to treat his cancer disease, added Dr. Mahmoodi.

Dr. Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi is Orthopedic Surgeon, Educator and former Vice Chancellor of National University, Tehran, Iran. He has fellowship of International College of Surgeons (FICS, USA) Orthopedic Surgery board certification from Iran, and has Master of Science in Medical Education from WHO collaboration center and European expert in ozone therapy diploma, from Germany. He has 10 fellowships, advisories and workshops in Australia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and WHO. Dr. Mahmoodi worked as consultant orthopedic surgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, and later with Dubai Health Authority, before joining as the Medical Director of Thumbay Hospital in Dubai earlier this year.

Thumbay Hospitals Enhance Medical Tourism Services

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Thumbay Medical & Health Tourism Department and SNTTA sign a MoU to give a fillip to medical and health tourism in the country.

Dubai has a well-deserved reputation for excellence and professional practice and we want to contribute our mite to the vision, mission and goals of the UAE health authorities says Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare and Retail, Thumbay Group UAE. There are so many issues relating to medical tourism, and because the area is developing so quickly it’s becoming essential that hospitals, insurers and policy makers, to name a few work together closely to streamline processes to cater to this market. UAE has tremendous potential to come up as the most important medical-tourism destination for the people of this region, he added.

Founder President of Thumbay Group UAE, Thumbay Moideen and T.L.S Iyer, General Manager of SNTTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer advanced services for medical and health tourists. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare and Retail, Thumbay Group UAE, Dr. Benazir Ameer Ali, Director Thumbay International Medical and Health Tourism Department, Valsala Kumar, Group General Manager (Finance & Administration) and Vishal Sood, General Manager SNTTA were present on the occasion.

Thumbay Hospitals and SNTTA have strategically partnered to assist and offer world-class services at affordable prices to International patients and guests and to look after all their needs whilst in the UAE. We understand the changing dynamics medical tourism and we are learning to adapt, says Dr. Benazir Ameer Ali, Director Thumbay Medical & Health Tourism Department. 

The partnership will help Thumbay Hospital’s to extend its reach and market worldwide to prospective patients. This partnership will leave Thumbay Hospitals to concentrate on its commitment of providing world class healthcare at affordable prices. SNTTA will look after the travel, accommodation and other logistics for Thumbay Hospital’s International patients and increase their client base which is a win-win situation for both and create an all-inclusive package for International patients including Air flights, Hotel accommodations, Visa and Excursion facilities.

SNTTA will be venturing in Medical Tourism for the first time and will be able to offer healthcare services to its ever growing number of tourists said T.L.S Iyer, General Manager of SNTTA. SNTTA tourists will now have a preferred healthcare provider in Thumbay Hospitals to take care of their tourists 24X7 in the UAE.

As part of the strategic plans, Thumbay Group is planning to open representative offices in 20 countries to educate people about medical facilities and services at all Thumbay Hospitals in UAE. We expect to have about 1000 patients as medical tourists per day in the next 5 – 6 years. It is ambitious but achievable, says an optimistic Akbar Moideen Thumbay.

Medical Tourism is now perceived as one of the fastest growing segment in healthcare. The recent trend is for patients to travel from developed countries to third world countries for medical treatment because of cost consideration, waiting time, privacy, and confidentiality, though the traditional pattern still continues. Technology will lead the way in future Medical Tourism. Along with that we can expect extremely personalized services, niche specialist centers, wider network of partnerships, increased number of accreditation, certifications and industry specific associations said Dr. Benazir. To offer our personalized services, we are the first medical tourism provider to have opened a counter in Sharjah International Airport and we are planning to open one in Dubai International Airport soon, she added.

Thumbay Hospitals have been at the forefront of developing the necessary infrastructure to attract medical tourists.  We have a department here establishing this, Akbar Moideen said.  The International Medical Tourism department of Thumbay Hospitals aims to cater to an extensive number of patients and be known as the preferred hospital for medical tourism in UAE. Currently, Thumbay Hospitals receive inquiries from a wide range of clientele including hospitals, medical practitioners, partnered agents, and various inquiry forwarding websites from across the globe.

Thumbay Hospitals is aligning itself with the Dubai’s Vision 2020 for Medical Tourism. Along with Dubai, the other Emirates of UAE are gearing up to attract more medical tourists in the near future. This would mean increasing patient requirements, higher demand for facilities and larger calls for personalization.

Looking at the current and future trends in Medical Tourism, Thumbay hospital has developed enhanced facilities, maintaining highest standards of quality and offering packages with a wide range of personalization options. The medical tourism industry is going through an exciting phase where international and intra-regional activities are taking place within this sector of the health market.