Monthly Archives: October 2015

Thumbay Medical & Dental Speciality Centre Sharjah Participates in World Food Day Exhibition


Thumbay (GMC) Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah participated in the World Food Day Exhibition organized by Ministry Of Health – Sharjah, on 27th October 2015, at the Radisson Blue Hotel.

More than 300 delegates visited the exhibition, which saw the participation of around 19 establishments. Thumbay Medical & Dental Speciality Center Sharjah distributed copies of Health magazine, the premium bilingual, bimonthly health & wellness publication of Thumbay Group, as well as discount vouchers which included free orthopedic consultation and Vitamin D test. The hospital also conducted free blood pressure tests, random sugar checkups and BMI analysis for the visitors, as an effort to spread health awareness and to advocate healthy lifestyles.

Thumbay Pharmacy, the network of specialized pharmacies owned and operated by Thumbay Group also participated in the exhibition, and they distributed goodie bags of multivitamins. The organizers of the event commended Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre‘s participation by awarding an appreciation certificate.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Speciality Centre Sharjah Conducts Free Health Checkup in Association with Ramez Group


Thumbay (GMC) Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah, in association with Ramez Group conducted a free health checkup at the Ramez Hypermarket in Sharjah on 24th October 2015.  Visitors at the free health checkup were offered free screening tests which included dental checkup, blood pressure, blood sugar & BMI. More than 200 customers and staff of Ramez Hypermarket availed the free checkup services.

The Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre in Sharjah is a full-fledged multi-specialty centre offering ultra-modern facilities. It also has a dental section with a range of oral care services, which supports the clinical teaching activities of the Dental College of Gulf Medical University, UAE.The dental section currently offers services in general dentistry which includes Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontic and Oral Surgery. In the medical section, all major specialties including Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Radiology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology services are offered.

Ramez Group is an international company based in Bahrain, engaged in retail, consumer goods and luxuries sectors.

Thumbay Hospital Dubai to Conduct Free Dental Camp on 30th & 31st October

dental camp

Thumbay Hospital Dubai, the 150 bed ultra-modern private teaching hospital in Dubai owned by Thumbay Group, will be conducting a two-day free Dental Camp on 30th and 31st October, 2015.

Registration and dental consultation at the camp will be free of charges. An added attraction of the camp is that it offers fluoride application for children up to 14 years, absolutely free. All dental procedures will be offered at a 25% discount. The camp will also offer simple filling, simple cleaning and simple extraction of teeth each at AED. 99.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said that the free dental camp is intended to raise oral hygiene awareness and promote dental health among the public.

Thumbay Hospital is located next to Stadium Metro Station in Al Qusais, Dubai. A unique feature of the hospital is the 25 chair Dental Hospital, which is the first private dental hospital in the country. It is a full-fledged multi-specialty centre with world class ultra-modern facilities providing quality healthcare at affordable costs.

The free dental camp will be held from 3 pm to 9 pm on Friday, 30th October, and from 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday, 31st October. For more details on the camp, please contact the hospital at 04-6030698, 056-9583264 or 055-4274252.

Thumbay Group Director of Finance and Budget Named ‘Revolutionary CFO of the Year’

Nazeer Hussain

Mr. Nazeer Hussain, the Director of Finance and Budget of the UAE-based international business conglomerate Thumbay Group was named the ‘Revolutionary CFO of the Year’ at the 9th Annual MENA CFO Awards recognizing the top business leaders in the Middle East.

Mr. Nazeer Hussain was presented with the prestigious award at a ceremony held at Sofitel The Palm Dubai, on 26th October 2015. The CFO Strategies Forum, which hosted the awards commended Mr. Hussain for demonstrating innovation by expanding beyond accounting and control to a more active role developing strategies, articulating them internally and externally to win the support of all key stakeholders.

“I am deeply honored to be named as the Revolutionary CFO of the Year. I am highly indebted to Thumbay Group for inculcating in each one of us the firm commitment to innovation and excellence, which has made this award possible,” said an elated Mr. Hussain said after receiving the award.

Congratulating Mr. Hussain on the award, Thumbay Group Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen said that this was a moment of pride for the Group. “Thumbay Group congratulates Nazeer Hussain on this accomplishment, and we feel honored by this recognition as we continue to grow our business in the region,” he said.

The CFO Strategies Forum is an annual event which brings together over 100 CFOs from across the Middle East and North Africa. The 9th edition this year was attended by an audience of CEOs, CFOs, and other financial leaders from across the Middle East, including from renowned multinational giants such as Pepsi, DP World, P&G, Pagero etc.

The awards recognize the important contribution of CFOs in delivering results and achieving success for their organizations. Mr. Hussain was selected for the award by an independent panel of judges comprised of senior Middle East financial and business executives, after assessing several nominees on multiple criteria such as business impact, innovation, transformation, leadership abilities, management, and strategy.

About Thumbay Group

Thumbay Group is an international business conglomerate headquartered in the UAE. The Group has successfully diversified into 13 different sectors in a span of just 17 years. The Group today employees more than 3000 people, which will rise to 6000 with the completion of ongoing projects. The Gulf Medical University, the leading private medical university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group has a student cohort of over 73 nationalities and faculty and staff from over 22 countries. The Thumbay chain of hospitals, the constituent teaching hospitals of the Gulf Medical University, is one of the largest healthcare services provider in the UAE, serving over 2500 patients daily, from more than 175 countries. Apart from being an acknowledged leader in the health sector, Thumbay Group operates a reputed pharmacy chain, diagnostic centres, multi-brand retail outlets, world-class wellness centres, a prestigious chain of coffee shops, restaurants, popular health & lifestyle publication, etc.

GMU Conducts Workshop on ‘Small Group Teaching & Learning’


The College of Medicine and the Medical Education Unit of Gulf Medical University, Ajman jointly conducted a workshop on ‘Small Group Teaching & Learning’, at the University campus, on 20th and 21st October, 2015.

Attended by all clinical faculty members and professional staff of GMC Hospital Ajman involved in teaching medical students of GMU, the workshop was aimed at empowering the participants to describe the concepts of small group learning, develop awareness of the manner in which small group learning is conducted in Phase III of the medical curriculum at GMU, observe a case-based learning session being conducted for Phase III, and develop skills in conducting a case-based learning session.

Prof.  Susirith Mendis, Dr. Syed Shehnaz Ilyas, Dr. Pankaj Lamba, Dr. Irene Nirmala and Prof. Manda Venkatramana led the various sessions. The program concluded with a workshop evaluation and feedback.

GMU Observes World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

Students of Gulf Medical University, Ajman marked World Osteoporosis Day with a variety of activities on Thursday, 22nd October 2015.

The programs started with an introductory lecture and the importance of World Osteoporosis Day. This was followed by exercises and fitness demonstrations related to bone strength. Games and contests were also conducted, and prizes were distributed to the winners. Students also organized an informative presentation outlining the causes, incidences, preventive measures and treatments of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis occurs when the struts which make up the mesh-like structure within bones become thin, causing bones to become fragile and break easily, often following a minor bump or fall. World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October, launching a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.


Thumbay Moideen Addresses ‘7th Annual Higher Education Summit Asia’ in Singapore


Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of the Board of Governors of Gulf Medical University, Ajman, addressed a high-profile gathering at the 7th Annual Higher Education Summit Asia held at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, on 19-20 October 2015.

Delivering the ‘Investor Address on Building Scalable Private Education Business in Asia’ on the opening day of the conference, Mr. Thumbay Moideen outlined the trends, strategies, opportunities and prospects of the education sector in Asia as well as globally.

Thumbay Group UAE, under Mr. ThumbayMoideen’spresidentship owns and operates the Gulf Medical University (GMU), which is a leading research and innovation based private medical university in the UAE. GMU has emerged as the highest in demand private medical university in the region, incorporating the most advanced research-oriented curriculum and attracting a student cohort of over 73 nationalities and faculty and staff from over 22 countries. The entire range of Thumbay/GMC hospitals and clinics, a leading network of healthcare providers in the UAE are affiliated to GMU.

The Higher Education Summit Asia is an annual international event intended to accelerate Asia’s growth as a key higher education hub. The 7th edition this year extensively covered the latest issues, challenges and innovations pertaining to the higher education industry. The conference was attended by over 200 leading academics and scholars from leading Asia Pacific Universities. Ms. Sarah Ball (Principal – Woods Bagot, Australia), Dr. Peter Looker (Head of Teaching, Learning & Pedagogy Division – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Dr. Pierre Tapie (Founder - PAXTER Paris-Singapore and Honorary Chairman - Conference des Grandes Ecoles, France) were some of the other prominent speakers at the conference.

Thumbay Group Conducts Award Ceremony for Staff to Appreciate Outstanding Performers from Twelve Sectors


Thumbay Group UAE conducted an Award Ceremony to acknowledge outstanding performers from its staff across twelve sectors, on Friday, 16th October 2015 at Gulf Medical University campus, Ajman. Thumbay Group Founder President Mr. ThumbayMoideen was the Chief Guest of the function. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group delivered the welcome speech. Members of the administrative staff and Thumbay Group employees participated in the function.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. ThumbayMoideen said that Thumbay Group derived its strength from three factors: God’s Grace, the support and encouragement of the ruling family and various government departments, and a competent and loyal employee group. He thanked the employees for their efforts, and sought their continued endeavors in building Thumbay Group as an iconic international brand in the future.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen handed over the awards to eighty-four sector-wise winners in the following categories:

1.     STAR (Special Thanks & Recognition) was awarded to recognize an outstanding performance, commitment and to appreciate for going above and beyond the call of duty.

2.     Always Accountable was awarded to recognize an employee for displaying immense understanding of various implicit and explicit expectations of Thumbay Group.

3.     Rising Star was awarded for breakthrough results by a new joiner to appreciate a personnel for engaging energetically in a new role and putting in an exceptional effort in an assigned role.

4.     Best Team Member was awarded to an individual who exhibited a high degree of professionalism, displayed an attitude of excellence while carrying out duties and complex tasks with minimal direction.

5.     Service Award (for long tenure) – was to appreciate an employee for displaying loyalty and engagement towards Thumbay Group and aligned all actions to Thumbay Group core values.

Fifteen awards of appreciation were also given away to the Directors and Managers of various Departments/Units.  Mr. Suraj Padmanabhan, Talent Acquisition Manager – HR Department of Thumbay Group delivered the vote of thanks. The event concluded with a grand buffet dinner.

Thumbay Group conducts the Award Ceremony annually, to acknowledge the services of its staff and to motivate them further. The Group’s workforce presently numbers over 3000, belonging to around 70 different nationalities. Another 3000+ is expected to be added to the workforce, once ongoing projects are completed.

Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division Opens New State-of-the-Art Family Clinic in Umm Al Quwain


Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division expanded its network of affordable family clinics by opening a new state-of-the-art Thumbay Clinic in Umm Al Quwain. The new Thumbay Clinic was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Rashid Bin Saud Bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain, in the presence of Thumbay Group Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Director Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay and members of the administrative team of Thumbay Group on Wednesday, 14th October 2015.



The newly opened clinic, complete with laboratory services, is the latest addition to Thumbay Group’s growing number of healthcare services, focusing primarily on personalized services, convenience and affordability. The clinic has various departments including Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, General Medicine, Radiology and laboratory services. Highly qualified specialists are in place to treat the patients. An outlet of Thumbay Pharmacy, offering the complete range of medical equipment and rehabilitation care products is located adjacent to the new clinic.

According to Mr. Thumbay Moideen, many more clinics will be opened across the UAE in the next two years, as part of the Group’s strategic plan. “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,” he said.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said that the Group with its strong market presence and diversified businesses, was 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,” he added. He also reiterated Thumbay Group’s commitment to work towards providing high-quality, patient focused, cost-effective healthcare to the communities served. He also announced that yet another Thumbay Clinic was scheduled to be inaugurated in Ras Al Khaimah, on 26th October.

Located at Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, Thumbay Clinics offer services ranging from the latest medical procedures and diagnostics to a plethora of outpatient services and tests across dozens of medical specialties. Thumbay Clinics offer premium facilities that make them one of the finest community health care providers. All major insurance companies are honored at all Thumbay Clinics. The entire network of Thumbay hospitals and clinics is affiliated to Gulf Medical University and also offer teaching and training facilities to GMU students.

To celebrate the opening of Thumbay Clinic – Umm Al Quwain, a ‘Free Mega Health Camp’ was conducted at the new clinic on the inaugural day, from 9am to 5pm. Around 600 people participated in the camp.


GMU Hosts Workshop on Electronic Log of Patient Encounters and Clinical Procedures


The Medical Education Unit and College of Medicine of the Gulf Medical University jointly organized a ‘Workshop on Electronic Log of Patient Encounters and Clinical Procedures’ at the University campus on Tuesday, 13th October 2015.

All clinical faculty members and professional staff of GMC Hospital involved in teaching medical students of GMU attended the program.

The aim of the workshop was to empower the participants to be able to perform the process of entry of the clinical logs of student at the student interface of the online clinical log tracking system, to use electronic logs at the clinical instructor interface to monitor the clerkship posting of the medical student/s and to prepare clerkship posting summary at the end of each clinical rotation (clerkship chairs / coordinators only).

Prof. Susirith Mendis, Dr. Pankaj Lamba and Prof. Manda Venkatramana handled the various sessions. The workshop concluded with an evaluation and feedback session.