Monthly Archives: February 2016

500 Babies, 4000 Visitors Attend ‘Healthy Baby Contest and Exhibition’ at Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Healthy Baby Contest

It was a fun day out for babies and families at the annual ‘Healthy Baby Contest and Exhibition’, Dubai’s largest family fun event held at Thumbay Hospital, Dubai on Friday, 26th February 2016. This year’s event saw the participation of more than 500 kids and close to 4000 visitors.

Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost Gulf Medical University was the Guest of Honor of the event. Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, and several other important dignitaries were also present.

The ‘Healthy Baby’ was selected on the basis of the physical and mental growth, complete immunization, general appearance of the child, as well as the parents’ knowledge about childcare. More than 500 children, falling in five different age categories participated in the competition. The age categories were: 3 months to 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years, 3 to 4 years and 4 to 5 years. There were also prizes for categories like Curly Hair, Sparkling Eyes, Sunshine Smile and Chubby Cheeks, in addition to the ‘Healthy Baby’ prizes for each of the five age groups. The contest was judges by renowned pediatricians as well as experts from Thumbay Hospitals.

There were several fun activities for kids, such as winter snow play area, creative craft stations, children’s train ride, bouncy castles, toddlers’ play area, magic show, musical parade, meet and greet the prince and the princess, etc. Kids also got the chance to show their dancing talent before the huge audience.

The ‘Healthy Baby Contest and Exhibition’ is an annual event intended to raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits in children at an early age, for a healthy lifestyle. The contest promotes health consciousness among mothers regarding various factors affecting the health of children and detecting illness at early stages. The contest also provides parents the chance for a personal and friendly interaction with the renowned doctors of Thumbay Group’s hospitals. Judges speak to parents about parenting, growth-related issues of kids, immunization/vaccination etc.

“It is important for the parents to be aware of the child’s growth stages, and understanding his/her needs. We talk to parents and advise them on all these aspects as well as parenting. Parents need to know what is normal for their kids and what is not; they should be clear about when to worry,” said one of the contest judges. He added that this was especially important for first-time parents, who usually tend to be very anxious.

There was also an online voting photo contest for babies from 3 months to five years. Over 600 children participated in this category, and the top ten winners based on highest votes were given special prizes at the event. The raffle draw for the family air ticket to Paris held at the event was won by Dhashvath Gunasekaran.

The event was supported by around 50 sponsors, such as KEF Holdings (Platinum Sponsor),  HEALTH Magazine (Media Partner), Cool & Cool (Hygiene Partner), Humana, Julphar, The Kebab Shop, The Mob Truck, Nuralac, Zahrawi, Fujifilm, Boro Plus, Similac, PediaSure, Novalac Genio On Board, Novalac Genio 3 Plus, Blemil Plus, Wellcare,Wellbaby,Bar Tropical, Al Baker, Gelato Divino, Gulfdrug, Choithrams, Sun Maid, Quaker, Liptis Nutrition, Glenda, Vitane, Triangle, Al-Rehab Perfumes, Krispy Kreme, Joyalukkas, Seba Med, Masrouji Gulf, Sudocrem, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, Nutri Plus Vita, Gulf Medical University, Thumbay Pharmacy, CareDirect, Heinz, Americana Cake, The Flower Shoppe, Thumbay Marketing & Distribution Company (TMDC), Thumbay Clinic, Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, Zo & Mo Opticals, Thumbay Foundation, Thumbay Medical & Dental Speciality Centre, The Terrace Restaurant, Thumbay Labs and Thumbay Builders.


3 Months – 1 Year: Sunshine Smile: – Buthaina Ahmed, Chubby Cheeks: – Noor Talha, Sparkling Eyes: – Reyansh, Curly Hair: – Olatomiwa, 3rd Prize: – Mir Haroon Iqbal, 2nd Prize: – Celeste Geuel Santos, 1st Prize: – Aarav

1 Year – 2 Years: Sunshine Smile: – Mohammed Shaiq Azlan Ali, Chubby Cheeks: – Nabeeha Hammad, Sparkling Eyes: – Sama Ahmad Adnan, Curly Hair: – Hibah Farhan, 3rd Prize: – Doorva Trivedi, 2nd Prize: – Riyon Rajesh, 1st Prize: – Shanaya Srivastav

2 Years – 3 Years: Sunshine Smile: – Shanaya Sooraj, Chubby Cheeks: Simrah Sharaz Umar Koya, Sparkling Eyes: – Tresa Rose, Curly Hair: – Eva Maria Johny, 3rd Prize: – Kyra Belge, 2nd Prize: – Fatima Gulam Sarwar, 1st Prize: – Aaira Fatima Sheikh

3 Years – 4 Years: Sunshine Smile: – Musa Tanveer, Chubby Cheeks: – Mariyam Sikander, Sparkling Eyes: -   Mahit Iyer, Curly Hair: – Syed Ali Hyder Naqvi, 3rd Prize: -   Kareem Al Hadi, 2nd Prize: – Jestine Batayola, 1st Prize: – Krishna Vishwas

4 Year – 5 Year: Sunshine Smile:- Shreya Rayavanam, Chubby Cheeks: – Sarah Abdul Munaf Maniyan, Sparkling Eyes: – Saanvika Nair, Curly Hair: – Sanchi Simepurushkar, 3rd Prize: – Ruba Khalid Abdul, 2nd Prize: – Vianna Sarah D’souza, 1st Prize: – Mehar Parath Thakkar

Thumbay Group Opens Thumbay Clinic, Pharmacy, Zo & Mo Opticals in Sharjah

Thumbay Clinic, Pharmacy, Zo & Mo Opticals in Sharjah

In accordance with the Group’s strategic plans, three more Thumbay Clinics will be opened in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman during the first half of 2016.

Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division expanded its network of state-of-the-art family clinics and pharmacy chain by opening a Thumbay Clinic and an outlet of Thumbay Pharmacy in Sharjah on Wednesday, 24th February 2016. An outlet of Zo & Mo Opticals under Thumbay Group’s Retail Division was also opened alongside.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the opening function. Gulf Medical University (GMU) Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director-Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division of Thumbay Group Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay and other members of the administrative team of Thumbay Group were present at the opening.

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 Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, General Practitioner, Radiology and Laboratory departments, led by highly qualified specialists. To celebrate its opening, the new clinic is offering free consultations across all its specialties for a month starting from the day of opening.

The new Thumbay Pharmacy offering the complete range of medical equipment and rehabilitation care products, as well as the Zo & Mo Opticals outlet offering world-class optical products and services are located next to the new clinic.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said that Thumbay Group had plans to open more clinics, pharmacies and Zo & Mo outlets soon. “As per our strategic plans, we hope to open three more clinics in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman during the first half of 2016. We will also be opening more pharmacies and Zo & Mo outlets in accordance with our strategic plans,” he said. He emphasized Thumbay Group’s commitment to delivering high-quality, patient-focused, cost-effective healthcare at people’s doorsteps.

Presently located at Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, Thumbay Clinics offer services ranging from outpatient services to the latest medical procedures and diagnostics. 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.

All three newly opened outlets are located at Samnan, near Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Body & Soul ‘Annual Fun Run’ to be Conducted in Al Qasba on February 26

Fun Run

Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, the award-winning network of health clubs operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group – UAE will be organizing the ‘Annual Fun Run’ from 7 am to 9 am on Friday, 26th February 2016. Conducted as part of Body & Soul’s endeavors to promote healthy lifestyles among the residents of the UAE and to stress the message of staying fit among people of all age groups, the Annual Fun Run 2016 will be conducted at the Body & Soul Health Club & Spa in Al Qasba, Sharjah.

Races will be held in the following categories: Individual (men/women), Kids, Corporate/Group and Special Needs Runners. Prizes include cash awards, trophies and certificates. There are special prizes for schools, colleges and corporate teams with the highest participants. Around 2000 people participated in the Fun Run last year, and this year’s event will have more participants.

Participants also stand the chance to win exciting raffle draw prizes, in addition to free ‘Fun Run’ t-shirts. Besides the regular races, various fun activities such as Aerobics Demonstration, Spinning, Zumba, Low Fu, Kick Boxing, Karate, Face Painting, Family Fun and Games would also be conducted, to make the event a family fun day.

“The Annual Fun Run is a day of fun, camaraderie and fitness. We heartily invite everyone to join us in this run for our own health. This is a family day so we encourage our participants and guests to come out early and join the event,” said Mr. Farhad C., Director of the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group. He added that Thumbay Group was committed to raising awareness on health, wellness and fitness, among the public.

All participants of the Fun Run will receive certificates. This year’s event is supported by the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare – UAE, Sharjah Sports Council, UAE National Olympic Committee, Sharjah Police, UAE Sports for All Committee, Al Qasba, Thumbay Clnic and powered by Vitabiotics Wellman. Those desirous of participating may register online at the Body & Soul website, or contact 06-5540080 for more details.

Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Organizes Doctors’ Talk

Doctors’ Talk

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, one of the leading academic hospitals operated by Thumbay Group organized a doctor’s event on Wednesday, 17th February 2016 at Concorde Hotel, Fujairah. Around 60 doctors attended the conference titled “Doctors’ Talk.”

Dr. Nibras Jalil Hussein, Radiologist of Thumbay Hospital made a presentation on “Recent Updates in Radiology.” Dr. Emad Wilson Basta Mina, Specialist – Anesthesiology was felicitated at the function by Dr. Faisal Parvez Mohammad, Assistant Administrative Director and Dr. Osama Mahmoud Rizk Mohamed, Medical Director of Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah.

Thanking the doctors for their participation, the members of the administrative team of the hospital said that they would be hosting many more CMEs and educational seminars in Fujairah, in the future.

Thumbay Clinic Supports Arts & Science Exhibition at The New Indian School Umm Al Quwain

Arts & Science Exhibition

Thumbay Clinic – Umm Al Quwain, a part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics of Thumbay Group participated in LUMINIS-2016, the arts & science exhibition of The New Indian School, Umm Al Quwain conducted on Sunday, 21st February 2016. The exhibition, which provided a platform for the students to showcase their creative skills and talents was attended by a number of students, teachers, parents and other visitors, many of who availed the free blood pressure and blood sugar tests offered by Thumbay Clinic at the venue.

New Outlets of Thumbay Clinic, Thumbay Pharmacy, Zo & Mo Opticals to Open in Sharjah on February 24

Thumbay Clinic Sharjah

The new Thumbay Clinic will provide free consultations across all its specialties for one month from the day of opening

Thumbay Group, the UAE-based international business conglomerate will open new outlets of Thumbay Clinic, Thumbay Pharmacy and Zo & Mo Opticals in Sharjah at 11:30 am on Wednesday, 24th February 2016. The Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Thumbay Moideen will be the chief guest of the function.

The new Thumbay Clinic will be the latest addition to the network of state-of-the-art family clinics operated by the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group. Presently located at Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, Thumbay Clinics focus primarily on personalized services, affordability and convenience.

Thumbay Clinic, Sharjah will provide services across specialties such as Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, General Practitioner, Radiology and Laboratory Services. The clinic will be offering free consultations across all its specialties for one month from the day of opening.

The new Thumbay Pharmacy will offer the complete range of medicines, medical equipment and rehabilitation care products, and will be located adjacent to the clinic. Well-experienced and attentive pharmacists with a friendly attitude will serve the customers.

The Zo & Mo Opticals outlet, which will be located next to the new Thumbay Clinic will be its fifth outlet in the UAE and the first in Sharjah. Operating under the Retail Division of Thumbay Group, the new shop will further extend the brand’s range of world-class optical services by providing a wide choice of frames, lenses, sunglasses, contact lenses and solutions.

All three newly opening outlets are located in Samnan, near Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Gulf Medical University to Conduct 15th Annual Sports Festival from March 5 to 10

15th Annual Sports Festival

Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group – UAE will be organizing the Annual Sports Festival 2016 from the 5th to the 10th of March, at the University campus in Ajman. The sports festival is being held in line with GMU’s philosophy of “A healthy body for a healthy mind,” to facilitate student interactions as well as to provide them a platform to exhibit their sports talent.

The sports festival which is being organized in association with Body & Soul Health Club & Spa will be a grand sports event which will see the participation of around 27 leading universities and colleges from across the UAE. Competitions include Cricket, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Throwball, Volleyball, Squash & Swimming, in addition to track events. The awards ceremony for the winners will be held on the concluding day, at the University grounds.

The draw of lots for the Annual Sports Festival was held on Thurday, 18th February 2016 at the GMU campus. Prof. Gita Ashok Raj – Provost of GMU, Dr. Joshua Ashok – Dean, Student Affairs who is also Chairman-Sports Committee of GMU, Dr. Ishtiyaq Shaafie – Specialist in Biochemistry at the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) of GMU and the representatives and students from the participating institutions were present for finalizing the fixtures of all the events.

Later, the students and the representatives of the participating institutions were taken for a tour of the University and the Body & Soul Health Club & Spa in the campus. The club is first of its kind in Ajman offering extensive sports, recreation, fitness, health, social and youth programs. It is located on the grounds of the Gulf Medical University with very easy access from Ajman, Sharjah & Northern Emirates and with ample parking. The facilities include a luxury family pool and deck, an extensive fitness suite with a view, dance and yoga studios, a 3 court tennis center with our very own pro, badminton, squash, volleyball and basketball courts, a soccer/cricket pitch and a ladies only section with a gym and private access to the ladies pool.

For more details on the upcoming GMU Annual Sports Festival 2016, please visit our website or call Ms. Ms.Cherrel Acedo on 06-7431333, extn. 1508.

‘Seminar on Prevention and Control of Hospital Infections’ Conducted at Gulf Medical University

‘Seminar on Prevention and Control

The Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) of Gulf Medical University, in association with GMC Hospital, Ajman organized a seminar on prevention and control of hospital infections at the university campus in Ajman, on 10th & 11th February, 2016. Around 50 delegates participated in the seminar which was accredited by MOH for 12 CME hours.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the opening session. The seminar discussed a variety of topics on the ways to minimize hospital infections.

Some of the topics covered and the speakers:

  • JCI standards – Dr. P.K Menon (Director – CABRI)
  • Organization and function of Infection Control Committee – Dr. P.K Menon (Director – CABRI)
  • Practical methods of Infection Control Surveillance – Dr. Fiaz Ahamed (Infection Control Manager – GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Antibiotic Sensitivity Surveillance – Dr. Sajit Khan (Specialist ‘A’ Physician (Microbiology) CABRI)
  • Healthcare Associated Infection: Identification, Prevention and Treatment, CAUTI, VAP, Blood stream infections (medical) – Dr. Khalid (Specialist A and Lecturer GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Healthcare associated infection: Identification, Prevention and treatment: SSI, Needle stick injuries (Surgical) – Dr. Mohanad (Consultant, General & Laparoscopic Surgeon – GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • QI/KPIs and FMEA in relation to PCI chapter of JCI standards – Dr. Pawan Gupta (Dept. of Quality Assurance – GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Management of Spills – Dr. Amany (Head of Laboratory Department – Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah)
  • Care Bundles – Dr. Monalisa Panda (Microbiologist – Thumbay Hospital, Dubai)
  • Antibiotic Stewardship – Dr. P.K Menon (Director – CABRI)
  • Basic infection control measures (hand Hygiene and PPE) – Ms. Saji (Infection Control Nurse – GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Outbreak Management – Dr. Khalid (Specialist A and Lecturer GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Health Education (Health care workers, Patients, Visitors) – Sr. Justina Nancy Mendonca (Chief Nursing Officer – GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Isolation of patients – Sr. Blessy Easow (Nurse – GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Hospital Waste Management – Sr. Justina Nancy Mendonca (Chief Nursing Officer – GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Linen Management – Sr. Blessy Easow (Nurse – GMC Hospital, Ajman)
  • Disinfection and sterilization – Mr. Ranjit (Infection Control Nurse – Thumbay Hospital)
  • Food safety in the hospital – Ms. Famidha Jafri (Dietician – GMC Hospital, Ajman)

The pre and post course exams were administered by Dr. Sajit Khan. Certificates were issued to the participants at the end of the program.

Thumbay Hospital Partners Football Tournament in Fujairah

Football Tournament in Fujairah

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah participated as ‘Medical Support Partner’ of the football tournament organized by the Indian Fujairah Football Club (IFFC), on 12th & 13th February 2016 at Al Jazeera Stadium in Fujairah.

The partnership was a part of Thumbay Hospital’s continued endeavors to spread health awareness and to encourage sporting activities among the public, to promote healthy lifestyle.

A total of 24 teams from all over the UAE participated in the tournament, which was watched by around 1000 spectators. Thumbay Hospital provided free blood sugar and blood pressure check-ups for the spectators, which were availed by many of them.


Akram Moideen Thumbay Officially Joins Thumbay Group as Director Operations of Construction & Renovation Division

Akram Moideen Thumbay Officially Joins Thumbay Group

Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay, Director Operations – Construction & Renovation Division of Thumbay Group formally took office on Wednesday, 10th February 2016. He was officially welcomed aboard by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, in the presence of Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group. Mr. Akram is also a member of the ‘Thumbay Group Board’, a five-member board chaired by the Founder President which implements the strategic plans of the Group.

Mr. Akram completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the American University of Sharjah, specializing in Management and Finance in 2010. He has also done BA (Hons.) – Management from the University of Northampton and Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Surrey. He will now direct the operations of Thumbay Builders, the high-end general construction company operated by the Construction & Renovation Division of Thumbay Group.

Thumbay Builders has large established clients that have ongoing real estate development and improvement projects in United Arab Emirates. Besides extensive construction in India, the company has a long list of clients in the Emirates. It is one of the largest construction companies in the Northern Emirates of the UAE. It offers facilities in designing, developing and constructing real estate. Some of the prestigious projects handled by Thumbay Builders include the Gulf Medical University, GMC Hospital, Thumbay Pharmacy, Body & Soul Health Club, Blends & Brews Coffee Shop and Terrace Restaurant.

About Thumbay Group

Thumbay Group is an international business conglomerate headquartered in DIFC – Dubai. The Group has successfully diversified into 13 different sectors in a span of just 17 years. The Group today employs more than 3000 people, which will rise to 6000 with the completion of ongoing projects in the next two years, and to 15,000 employees by the end of 2020. 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.