Monthly Archives: January 2016

Special ‘Book Now, Deliver Later’ Maternity Package at Thumbay Hospital Dubai on January 23

Delivery Package

Thumbay Hospital, the leading academic hospital in Dubai owned by Thumbay Group, has announced a special ‘Book Now, Deliver Later’ maternity package for pregnant women. Under this scheme, normal deliveries will cost as low as AED.4999, and caesarian sections, just AED.8999. A special ante-natal package is also available, at AED. 2499. Those desirous of booking the packages can do so by paying a booking charge of AED.299 at a special camp which will be held from 9 am to 11 pm on Saturday, 23rd January 2016, at the hospital premises next to Stadium Metro Station in Al Qusais, Dubai. The camp will also offer free consultation with specialist pediatrician.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said that all those who registered at the camp on the designated day would be able to avail the discounted package, irrespective of their stage of pregnancy.

With a team of more than 40 expert gynecologists, Thumbay Group’s hospitals are among the best providers of maternity care in the region. Thumbay Hospitals also offer antenatal packages, painless delivery services, executive labor and delivery suite (private), state-of-the-art equipment, 24-hours emergency and in-patient services, ultra-modern neonatal care units etc.

Thumbay Group’s hospitals at Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah are managed by highly qualified professionals from 20 nationalities, speaking more than 50 languages, treating patients from more than 175 nationalities. With world-class hospitals, affordable family clinics, labs and pharmacies spread across various locations in the UAE, Thumbay Group’s healthcare network has emerged as one of the largest in the region.

For more information on the ‘Book Now, Deliver Later’ camp, please contact 04-6030555 or 056-9583264.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saqr Al Qasimi to Inaugurate Thumbay Clinic, Thumbay Pharmacy in Ras Al Khaimah

Thumbay Clinic RAK

A new branch of Thumbay Clinic and a new Thumbay Pharmacy outlet will be inaugurated in Ras Al Khaimah by His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority, at 11 am on Sunday, 24th January 2016.

The inaugural function will be held in the presence of Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and other members of the administrative team of the Group.

The new Thumbay Clinic is the latest addition to Thumbay Group Healthcare Division’s network of state-of-the-art family clinics focusing on personalized services, affordability and convenience. The clinic has Internal Medicine, General Practitioner, General Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology departments. The new Thumbay Pharmacy adjacent to the clinic has a wide range of medications from reputed pharmaceutical companies, dispensed through experienced pharmacists.

Thumbay Group delivers healthcare services through its four Thumbay Hospitals in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah, a 25-chair dental hospital in Dubai, five state-of-the-art Thumbay Clinics and Thumbay Labs in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, in addition to outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy across the UAE. Thumbay Group’s network of hospitals and clinics are among the largest healthcare providers in the UAE. All Thumbay Group hospitals are full-fledged multi-specialty centers, with wide-ranging tertiary care services.  Thumbay Hospitals have been the first choice healthcare destination for patients from over 175 nationalities. Staff from over 22 countries, speaking over 50 languages attend to patients. Thumbay Group has recently announced its plan to open 15 more hospitals in the UAE and abroad, over the next five years.

The new Thumbay Clinic is located at Al Jazah Road, Al Nakheel - Ras Al Khaimah. To celebrate the inauguration, the clinic will be conducting a ‘Free Mega Health Camp’ from 9 am to 5 pm on the inaugural day.

Thumbay Group to Build the Biggest Private Academic Hospital in the Region

Thumbay Hospital

Thumbay Group, established in 1998 and headquartered in DIFC Dubai, UAE announces a major drive to expand its healthcare operations globally as well as in the UAE by building the biggest private academic hospital in the region, thereby establishing itself as the largest private academic healthcare provider in the region. This project is expected to be completed at a rapid pace and become operational in a record time of 15 months.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group announced the strategic plan of the group to open 15 more hospitals in the next five years. The group also plans to add a chain of Thumbay Eye Hospitals & Thumbay Fertility Centres shortly, as part of the strategic plan. Plans are also afoot to open 25 more Thumbay Labs, 100 More Thumbay Pharmacies, 25 outlets of Nutri Plus Vita, 25 outlets of Zo & Mo Opticals and three more University Campuses in Ghana, Malaysia & India, by the end of 2020. With the completion of the above projects the group will employ 6000 people in the next two years, which will reach 15,000 employees by the end of 2020. The total investment of the expansion project is valued at more than AED 1.2 billon.

The new 400-bed teaching hospital, a 60-chair dental hospital and a hi-tech rehabilitation centre are coming up in the campus of Gulf Medical University in Al Jurf, Ajman. These new projects, once operational, will add to the training and research facilities of students of the various colleges under Gulf Medical University which is on the fast-track to emerging as a research and innovation based medical university in the region.

The new hospital which is expected to be completed by 2017-18, will be the biggest private academic hospital in the region. It is envisioned as a state-of-the-art, purpose-built 400-bed smart facility, which will be the teaching hospital of Gulf Medical University. The hospital will be equipped with modern infrastructure and will also focus on medical tourism. It will be constructed over 3,20,000 square feet area, in four floors, and with over 120 clinics. The hospital will feature a special robotic pharmacy, a first of its kind in the region, and will have quaternary care facilities. The hospital will also have a full-fledged radiology department with PET-CT scan, a first of its kind in the northern Emirates. With the ultramodern facilities of the hospital, Thumbay Group aims to continue its tradition of providing high quality healthcare services at affordable costs. The hospital’s state-of-the-art laboratory will be connected to Thumbay Labs and CABRI (Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation – GMU’s world-class research and diagnostics facility) via an unmanned chute, to offer highly specialized tests and diagnostic facilities.

Among the new hospitals coming up, the ones in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Ghana are in progress, which will be announced in the next few months.

The upcoming dental facility will be a full-fledged dental hospital with over 60 chairs, which will have all dental specialties under one roof, in addition to teaching and training the students of GMU’s College of Dentistry. The dental hospital will be constructed over an area of 30,000 sq. feet in three floors. A hi-tech rehabilitation center hosting a unique state-of-the-art Sports Medicine, Hydrotherapy unit, GAIT Analysis lab and an Ergonomic simulation lab that will promote analytical and therapeutic services will be constructed in three floors in an area of 30,000 square feet. The center will provide specialized physiotherapy services in the fields of Musculoskeletal, Cardio-respiratory, Neurology, Pediatrics and Women’s Health. The center will also train the physical therapy students of the university.

“Across all our hospitals, we will bring together highly skilled professionals and the latest advancements in medical technology. They will be Centres of Excellence in various specialties, providing quaternary care,” says Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group.

The Group is developing its various hospitals into centers of excellence with Bone & Joint as well as Plastic Surgery & Cosmetics centres of excellence at Thumbay Hospital Dubai, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, IVF & Fetal Medicine and Cardiac Sciences centers of excellence in Ajman. Thumbay Hospital New Life – Hyderabad, will establish an Advanced Transplant Center in India.

The new hospital will be a smart hospital with the most advanced robotics being used in Pharmacy, Lab & Surgical procedures. Neurosciences, Andrology & Urology centers of excellence will also be established. It will be a quaternary care hospital and will play an important role in offering specialized care services like comprehensive transplant program & advanced oncology services.

“The International Medical Tourism department of Thumbay Hospitals aims to cater to an extensive number of patients and to be known as the preferred hospital for medical tourism in UAE,” says Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay. 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 the UAE. “We expect to have about 1000 medical tourists daily at our hospitals, in the next 5 – 6 years. It is ambitious but achievable,” says an optimistic Mr. Akbar.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Conducts Health Checkup & Dental Screening Camp at Al Manama Hypermarket Sharjah

Health Checkup & Dental Screening Camp

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre – Sharjah, the leading hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group – UAE, organized a health checkup & dental screening camp at Al Manama Hypermarket – Sharjah, from 5 pm to 9 pmon Thursday, 14th January 2016.

More than 150 people benefited from the free camp which included blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checks and dental screening.

The Management of the Al Manama Hypermarket thanked Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre for organizing the camp and for the hospital’s efforts to promote health and well-being among the public.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre – Sharjah has been conducting health camps at various locations in Sharjah, to raise health awareness among the public.

 

Thumbay Hospital to Conduct Free Medical & Dental Camp on January 16

Medical Camp

Thumbay Hospital Dubai, the leading academic hospital in Dubai owned and operated by Thumbay Group, will be conducting a free medical and dental camp from 9 am to 11 pm on Saturday, 16th January 2016.

The camp aims to increase awareness and promote medical and dental health among the public. Free consultation would be available with specialists in General Surgery, ENT, Dentistry, Dermatology and General Medicine. The camp will also have free hair and scalp analyses, and all dental procedures will be offered at 20% discount. Visitors to the camp can also avail special discounts on braces package, teeth scaling and polishing, caloric vestibular test and pure tone audiometry (air, bone).

“We regularly conduct many such camps as part of Thumbay Group’s corporate social responsibility. With these camps, we aim to help the public gain easy access to superior healthcare,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group. “We always get overwhelming response for our health camps, and a lot of people across the UAE benefit from them,” he added.

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 a multi-specialty centre with world-class facilities, providing quality healthcare at affordable costs.

For more details on the camp, please contact 04-6030555 or 056-9583264.

Thumbay Hospital Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Drive in Association with Dubai Taxi Corporation’s Pink Taxis

Breast Cancer Awareness Drive

Thumbay Hospital, Dubai was dressed in pink at the launch of its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in association with RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), featuring a unique ‘Pink Ribbon Formation’ by pink taxis of Dubai Taxi Corporation on Monday, 11th Jan. 2016.

A total of 35 pink taxis participated in the pink ribbon formation, which was intended to raise awareness of breast cancer and to stress the importance of early detection as the best way to prevent the disease. The campaign highlighted the importance of regular breast screenings as the easiest way for early detection.

His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed Maktoum Juma Almaktoum, Chairman – MBM Groups, Dubai was the Chief Guest of the event, titled ‘Pink Drive’. He formally inaugurated the campaign in the presence of Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President – Thumbay Group, Dr. Yousif Al Ali, CEO – Dubai Taxi Corporation, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj – Provost of Gulf Medical University, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group as well as members of the administrative teams of Thumbay Group and DTC.

“Through this campaign, we aim to encourage all ladies to undergo frequent screenings to safeguard themselves against breast cancer. The disease is very treatable these days as long as it’s found early and treatment is initiated,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay.

Dr. Yousif Al Ali said that Dubai Taxi Corporation was proud to be associated with organizing the unique campaign spreading the positive message of breast cancer awareness. “We hope that the campaign would lead to more women being educated on the issue of breast cancer, eventually saving lives,” he said.

The program also had a seminar on breast cancer awareness, organized by HEALTH magazine, the premier health and lifestyle publication owned by Thumbay Group. The seminar had a special session where four breast cancer survivors from Dubai narrated the real-life stories of their trysts with the disease and how they overcame it. The seminar also had a session with Gynecologist Dr. Sireesha Edamadaka from Thumbay Hospital, wherein she outlined the characteristics of breast cancer, the ways to detect it and the preventive measures.

A number of women participated in the campaign and learned about breast cancer, its deadly nature and the importance of early detection for protection. They were also educated about conducting self-examinations as well as about when to start getting mammograms.

Each Pink Taxi Lady Driver who participated as Pink Campaign Ambassadors were gifted Thumbay Hospital vouchers that entitle them to free benefits such as gynecologist consultation, mammogram, blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checks and dental consultation, as well as discounts on select dental treatments. They were also awarded gift baskets. The breast cancer survivors who participated in the seminar were also honoured at the function.

Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Conducts Blood Donation Camp

Blood Donation Camp

Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah in association with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center, conducted a Blood Donation Camp at the hospital on Saturday, 9th January 2016. The camp saw the participation of many donors from the staff of Hospital, as well as the members of the public.

The blood donation camp was a CSR activity aimed to educate the community on the beneficial aspects of blood donation and to promote awareness amongst the general public about safe blood transfusion and motivate people to donate blood voluntarily to save lives. The slogan of the camp was “Add Blood add lives!! Do something amazing.”

Dr. Osama Mahmoud Rizk, Medical Director of Thumbay Hospital and Dr. Mohammed Faisal Parvez, Asst. Administrative Director of Thumbay Hospital appreciated the staff of Thumbay Hospital for their participation and efforts in making the event a success.

Ajman’s First ‘Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography’ Performed at GMC Hospital

First ‘Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography’

Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography, an advanced diagnostic test which helps to detect stroke-causable blockages and causes of cerebral bleeding in the blood vessels of a patient’s head and neck, was recently performed for the first time in the Emirate of Ajman at GMC Hospital, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group – UAE.

The patient, a 47-year-old Indian male, was first taken to a government hospital following severe headache diagnosed as resulting from hypertension. At the hospital, the patient underwent CT scan of the brain, which indicated subarachnoid hemorrhage. 

In order to confirm the source of bleeding and its corresponding vessel, the patient was referred to GMC Hospital, it being the only one in the Emirate of Ajman with Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography. When he was brought in, his blood pressure was still high. He was administered proper treatment for hypertension and then prepared for Angiography by the team led by Dr. Mohamed Hamdy, Specialist A Neurology at GMC Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Gulf Medical University.

Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography was then performed on the patient, which showed very small (3mm) ACOM aneurysm and minimal subarachnoid hemorrhage with spasm of anterior cerebral artery. Dr. Mohamed Hamdy said that the patient would be subject to either coiling or clipping of the aneurysm as second step, based on medical opinion, the patient’s condition and his family’s decision.

GMC Hospital, Ajman

Apart from being the first JCI accredited hospital in Ajman, GMC Hospital – owned and operated by Thumbay Group, is also the first in Ajman to launch Cath Lab services. The hospital offers ultra-modern Cath Lab services round-the-clock, available at the lowest costs in the UAE. GMC Hospital also offers Angioplasty from the radial artery, which is highly convenient for the patient. The hospital’s Dialysis services are among the lowest-priced in the country. It also offers advanced treatments like bariatric surgery, plastic surgery etc., and specialties such as Pulmonology, Interventional Radiology, Neurology and Cardiology.

Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Visits Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Visits Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Shri. Kagodu Thimmappa, Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly visited Thumbay Hospital –Dubai, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group, on Saturday, 9th January 2016.

The Speaker was received at the hospital by Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice-President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, Dr. Ashutosh Sood, Chief Operating Officer of Thumbay Hospital Dubai, Dr. Sameer Kumar, Assistant Administrative Director of Thumbay Dental Hospital Dubai and members of the administrative team of Thumbay Hospital. Accompanied by them, he toured the advanced, ultra-modern facilities at the hospital. He visited the outlets of various Thumbay Group brands within the hospital, like Thumbay Medical Tourism, Thumbay Pharmacy, Zo & Mo Opticals, Nutri Plus Vita and Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe.

Shri. Kagodu Thimmappa met and interacted with the staff and patients at the hospital. He was very impressed with the various advanced treatments, facilities and equipment and the ambience at Thumbay Hospital. He also visited the adjoining Thumbay Dental Hospital, which is a multi-specialty centre with world-class facilities, providing quality healthcare at affordable costs.

Thumbay Group’s hospitals have risen to the forefront of healthcare providers in the region by providing high quality healthcare at affordable costs. Thumbay Group delivers its healthcare services through its four Thumbay Hospitals in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah, a 25-chair dental hospital in Dubai, five state-of-the-art Thumbay Clinics and Thumbay Labs in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, in addition to outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy across the UAE. Thumbay Group’s network of hospitals and clinics are among the largest healthcare networks in the UAE.

All Thumbay Group hospitals are full-fledged multi-specialty centers, with wide-ranging tertiary care services.  Thumbay Hospitals have been the first choice healthcare destination for patients from over 175 nationalities. Staff from over 22 countries, speaking over 50 languages attend to patients. JCI accreditation for the hospitals, CAP-accredited laboratories, patient-centric services, affordable costs, presence throughout the UAE, strong cultural diversity, an impeccable record of zero infection rate, and multiple accreditations, memberships and awards are some distinctive features which makes Thumbay Hospitals the most popular healthcare destination.

Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly Visits Gulf Medical University

Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly Visits Gulf Medical University

Shri. Kagodu Thimmappa, Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly visited Gulf Medical University (GMU) – Ajman, the leading private medical university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group, on Saturday, 9th January 2016.

The Speaker was accorded a warm welcome by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU and other members of the administrative team of GMU and Thumbay Group. He was taken on a tour of the GMU campus, and was briefed about the various facilities and infrastructure. He visited and interacted with senior personnel of GMU’s Center for Advanced Biomedical Research & Innovation (CABRI) and Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH). He also met and interacted with the staff members of Thumbay Group and GMU. A presentation outlining GMU’s achievements, its emphasis on research-based learning, its topnotch facilities and curriculum and the diverse cultural backgrounds of its students and faculty was presented to the dignitary.

Shri. Kagodu Thimmappa expressed his admiration for the facilities and infrastructure at GMU. He congratulated the efforts of Mr. Thumbay Moideen in establishing a world-class university delivering high-quality medical education, healthcare and research. He wished Mr. Thumbay Moideen and his team more successes in the future.

Gulf Medical University is presently the most sought-after private medical university in the UAE. Established by Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998 as Gulf Medical College (GMC), it became a full-fledged medical university in 2008. GMU is the first private medical university in UAE catering to all nationalities admitting students of both genders, presently having students from over 73 nationalities, and faculty and staff from 22 nations. GMU offers a range of courses including MBBS, BPT, DMD, PharmD and Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Public Health, and Toxicology. GMU is first in the region to launch unique programs like Masters in Human Reproductive Biology, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Masters in Physical Therapy. GMU’s campus is enriched by the presence of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), the biggest laboratory chain in UAE with four full-fledged laboratories and sample collection centers across the various Emirates, and the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH), a multidisciplinary educational facility integrating simulation as an educational tool for providing a state-of-the-art, safe learning environment that promotes professional development.