Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bollywood Celebrity and Former Miss Universe Sushmitha Sen Meets & Greets Patients at Thumbay Hospital Ajman

Miss Universe Sushmitha Sen Meets & Greets Patients at Thumbay Hospital Ajman

Popular Bollywood Actress and former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen visited Thumbay Hospital – Ajman at 11 am on Thursday, 31st March 2016. Hundreds of patients and visitors rushed to catch a glimpse of the star, as she toured the hospital’s facilities.

Sushmitha was welcomed at the hospital by Dr. Gurjit Singh Monga – Chief Operating Officer of Thumbay Hospital, Dr. Prashanth Hegde – Medical Director of Thumbay Hospital, and other members of the administrative team of the hospital. Accompanied by them, Sushmita toured the advanced, ultra-modern facilities at the hospital. She also launched a new ‘Antenatal & Delivery Package’ at the hospital, with a range of attractive offers on antenatal and OBG services.

She also visited the outlets of various Thumbay Group brands within the hospital, like Thumbay Medical Tourism, Thumbay Pharmacy, Zo & Mo Opticals, Nutri Plus Vita, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe and The Flower Shoppe.

Sushmitha was impressed with state-of-the-art technology and advanced healthcare available at the hospital. She was also briefed on Thumbay Group’s extensive presence across 14 sectors of business. She described Thumbay Hospital as “a beautiful hospital with a very impressive range of healthcare services.” Later, she met and mingled with the crowd of fans, and joined them for photographs. The crowd was full of excitement, as they got to interact freely with the Bollywood diva. Sushmitha thanked the crowd for their affection.

“We are honored by the positive review of Thumbay Hospital by such a celebrated artiste. As someone who has seen and experienced world-class healthcare facilities around the world, Sushmitha Sen’s appreciation for our hospital is definitely something to be proud of,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group.

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 Thumbay Hospitals in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah and Hyderabad-India, a 25-chair dental hospital in Dubai which is the first private dental hospital in the country, state-of-the-art Thumbay Clinics and Thumbay Labs in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, in addition to several outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy across the UAE and in India. 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. 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 accreditation, memberships and awards are some distinctive features which makes Thumbay Hospitals the most popular healthcare destination.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center Celebrates ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’

‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center – Sharjah, the leading academic hospital of Thumbay Group UAE celebrated ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’ from 19th to 24th of March 2016. The week-long campaign observed across the network of academic hospitals and the chain of state-of-the-art clinics of Thumbay Group offered a host of benefits to taxi drivers in the country. 

The campaign was inaugurated by Mr. Shivraj Singh – Senior Manager of Union Taxi, in the presence of Dr. Manish Singhal – Chief Operating Officer and Dr. Shaju Philip – Assistant Administrative Director of Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center. Drivers from Union taxi, City Taxi, Sharjah Taxi & Emirates Cab were present during the inauguration. 

Mr. Shivraj Singh, addressing the gathering at the inaugural function, appreciated and thanked Thumbay Group for providing taxi drivers with the opportunity to avail quality healthcare. 

During the Wellness Week, around 1000 taxi drivers benefited from the free healthcare services such as fhealth checkups and GP consultations, dental consultations and teeth cleaning, eye-tests etc. They also attended exercise demonstrations for neck and back pains. Free coffee and lunch coupons were distributed to the drivers. 

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center Conducts Health Checkup & Dental Screening Camp

Health Checkup & Dental Screening Camp

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre – Sharjah, the leading academic hospital owned by Thumbay Group UAE conducted a free ‘Pediatric Health Screening and Dental Checkup’ camp in coordination with Manzil Special Needs School, as a part of Thumbay Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility, on 9th and 13th March 2016.

More than 60 children of Manzil benefited from the camp. The management of Manzil thanked Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre for conducting the camp. The hospital has been conducting many such health camps at various locations in Sharjah, to raise health awareness among the public.


Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Launches ‘Continuing Medical Education Seminars’

‘Continuing Medical Education Seminars’

Thumbay Hospital Fujairah, the leading academic hospital owned and run by Thumbay Group, in association with Gulf Medical University, Ajman and the Health Communications Division of Thumbay Group hosted Continuing Medical Education Seminars at the hospital premises on Monday, 21st March 2016.

The seminar had the following sessions handled by experts:

  • Evaluation of a Limping Child – Dr. Mohammed Zakeer Ahmed (Orthopedic Specialist, Thumbay Hospital Fujairah) 
  •  Evaluation of a Febrile Child – Dr. Sherif Bakir (Consultant Pediatrician, Massafi & Dibba Fujairah Hospital MOH, UAE) 
  • Breast Cancer Imaging – Beyond Mammography – Dr. Vilas P. Kanikdaley (Senior Specialist – Radiology, Thumbay Hospital Fujairah) 
  • Viral Infections in Pregnancy (Zika Virus) – Dr. Rebecamma Oommen (Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecologist, Thumbay Hospital Fujairah; Faculty of Medicine, Gulf Medical University, Ajman) 

The seminar, accredited by MoH for 4 CME hours, saw the participation of healthcare professionals from across the UAE. Dr. Osama Mahmoud Rizk, Medical Director of Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah said that these seminars would be held every month, in the hospital. Certificates were distributed to the participants at the end of the program.

Gulf Medical University Hosts Conference on Updates in Orthopedics

Conference on Updates in Orthopedics

Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in Ajman owned and operated by Thumbay Group UAE hosted a conference on ‘Updates in Orthopedics’, on Friday, 25th March 2016. Accredited by MOH for 6 CME hours, the conference saw the participation of healthcare professionals from across the country. The conference was organized by the Department of Orthopedics – Thumbay Hospital, in association with Leading Orthopedicians spoke on various topics at the conference. The topics covered were:

  • Back School-Physical Therapy Spinal Care by Dr. K Praveen Kumar – Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences, Gulf Medical University 
  • Vitamin D deficiency-Myths and Facts by Dr. Manoj Kumar – Department of Orthopedics, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman 
  • Spine Surgery Challenges by Dr. Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi – Thumbay Hospital, Dubai 
  • CTEV by Dr. Avinash Pulate – Department of Orthopedics, Thumbay Hospital, Dubai     
  • Limping Child by Dr. Mohammed  Zakeer  Ahmed – Department of Orthopedics, Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah 
  • Spine Tuberculosis by Dr. Amit Chaturvedi – Department of Orthopedics, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman     

atured Certificates were distributed to the attendees at the end of the program. Dr. Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi, Medical Director and Consultant Orthopedics – Thumbay Hospital Dubai said that Thumbay Hospitals has plans to host an international conference on Spine Surgery, in November 2016.

Body & Soul Health Club & Spa Conducts Annual Fun Run 2016 in Ajman

Annual Fun Run 2016 in Ajman

Around 1000 runners participated in the Fun Run, with winners taking home medals, certificates and more than AED. 10,000 in total cash prizes distributed

Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, the award-winning network of health clubs operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group – UAE organized the Annual Fun Run 2016 from 6:30 am on Friday, 25th March at the Body & Soul Health Club & Spa in the GMU campus in Al Jurf, Ajman.

The Fun Run was 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 race was flagged off by Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of Gulf Medical University (GMU), the chief guest of the event.

Races were held in the following categories: Individual (men/women), Kids, Corporate/Group and Special Needs Runners. Prizes included cash awards, trophies and certificates. The total value of cash prizes distributed was more than Dhs.10,000. Raffle draw prizes and certificates of participation were also given away, in addition to free Fun Run t-shirts to all participants. Around 1000 people registered for the event. Besides the regular races, various fun activities such as Aerobics and Fitness Demonstrations were also conducted.

The Fun Run was held under the watchful eyes of Ajman Police, who patrolled the race route. Mr. Farhad C., Director of the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group felicitated Ajman Police by awarding mementos, certificates and medals to all the patrolling officers.

The event was supported by the General Authority of Youth & Sports Welfare – UAE, Ajman Police and the UAE Sports for All  Committee. Thumbay Clinic, KEF Holdings and Vitabiotics Wellman were the sponsors. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to representatives of the event supporters and sponsors.

Body and Soul currently has five health clubs in the UAE, including ‘elite’ and ‘ladies only’ clubs. They offer extensive sports, recreation, fitness, health, social and youth programs. Body & Soul’s facilities, infrastructure and operating standards are at par with the international standards of health clubs, and are manned by highly trained, certified instructors. Mr. Farhad C said that Body & Soul was all set for a massive expansion in line with Thumbay Group’s strategic plan Vision 2020, which would see an addition of 100 new family-centered health clubs within the next five years, with 25 of them planned in the next two years.

Prize Winners of Annual Fun Run 2016 – Ajman:

Men 7km: Winner – Anovar El Ohouz, 1st Runner Up – Ellasaoui Nodman, 2nd Runner Up – Lokdahay Rokaya

Ladies 3km: Winner – Naomi, 1st Runner Up – Maryam, 2nd Runner Up – Assad

Boys 3km: Winner – Abaan, 1st Runner Up – Abdullah, 2nd Runner Up – Rehaan

Girls 3km: Winner – Harshini, 1st Runner Up – Ernika, 2nd Runner Up – Maliha

Corporate Team Race 7km: Winners – Mouad Hanane, Mohammad, Paul; Runners Up – Sofian, Abderazak, Nasser

Special Needs Runners: Winner – Dr. Wajiha Ajmal

Company/Corporate Winner (Largest No. of Participants): Technical Metal Est.

Gulf Medical University Marks World Tuberculosis Day

Gulf Medical University Marks World Tuberculosis Day

The students of Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading private medical university in the UAE owned and run by Thumbay Group, marked World Tuberculosis Day with a variety of programs on 20th March 2016. The event is the latest in the series of ‘World Health Days’ conducted by the 1st year MBBS students of GMU, as their academic mini-project.

The students conducted activities stressing the importance of safeguarding against tuberculosis. They played games to spread awareness on TB and also organized a question/answer session to learn more about the disease. They conducted presentations outlining the nature, causes, precautions and treatments of TB. The event was attended by the faculty members and students of GMU.

World TB Day, falling on the 24th of March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic and efforts to eliminate the disease. Tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

Book Now, Deliver Later: Discounted Maternity Package at GMC Hospital Ajman on March 26


GMC Hospital – Ajman, the ultra-modern academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group UAE has announced a specially discounted delivery package for pregnant women. Under this special package normal deliveries will cost as low as AED.4499, and caesarian sections will cost just AED.8600. Those desirous of availing the discount can do so by registering their names and paying a booking charge of AED.300 at a special camp which will be held at the hospital from 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday, 26th March 2016. Those who book the package are also entitled to free consultations with Gynecologist, GP Dentist and Clinical Nutritionist.

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

GMC Hospital, Ajman has emerged as a leading multispecialty hospital in the region, with services across all major medical specialties and offering advanced facilities such as Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Neonatal ICU (level 3 ICU), ICU, Dialysis, Advanced Radiology & Lab Services, Interventional Radiology, Interventional Neurology, Minimal Invasive Surgeries, Bariatric (weight-loss) Surgery, State-of-the-Art Modular Operating Theatres, Pediatric Surgery, Women Wellness, Neonatal Screening, Super Specialty Dental Center etc.

With a team of more than 20 expert gynecologists GMC Hospital Ajman has earned the reputation of providing excellent maternity care and services. The full-fledged OBG department offers consultations from 7 am to 11 pm on weekdays and from 5 pm to 9 pm on Fridays. The hospital also offers discounted antenatal packages, painless delivery services, executive labor and delivery suite (private), state-of-the-art equipment, 24-hours emergency and in-patient services. The hospital is managed by highly qualified professionals from 22 nationalities, speaking more than 50 languages, treating patients from more than 175 nationalities.

For more details on the discounted maternity package please contact GMC Hospital at any of the following phone numbers: 050-4384895, 050-9714157, 050-3098358 or 052-2846212.

Thumbay Labs, the Biggest Private Lab Chain in the UAE Announces Its Advanced Testing Capabilities at ArabLab 2016

Thumbay Labs at Arab Labs

Thumbay Labs, the leading network of private diagnostic labs in the region, owned and operated by Thumbay Group – UAE has launched a wide portfolio of advanced tests, making it one of the most trusted names in diagnostic testing. It is today the largest chain of diagnostic labs in the private sector in UAE as well as the fifth largest standalone lab in the country. Considering the region as a whole, Thumbay Labs are among the largest service providers in terms of the range of tests available, the number of diagnostic tests done and revenue.

The UAE has a vibrant laboratory sector, with approximately 1500 medical centers, 41 standalone laboratory and 95 laboratories attached to hospitals out of which 33 are in the government sector. These laboratories test approximately 20,000 samples a day, indicating a yearly market of 470-550 million AED. Thumbay Labs, from its facilities in hospitals, clinics and standalone units, registers an income approximately one-fifth the yearly market of the country.

The current year will see several aggressive initiatives from Thumbay Labs, in the quest for further widening its tests portfolio, as well as to increase market share. Thumbay Labs is eyeing major hospitals, both in the private and government sectors, to expand its clientele. It has plans to further expand to new locations in the UAE as well as abroad. A key strategy is to focus on “specialized segments” targeting key specialties like diabetotology, genetics & women and child health. An example is “NeoScreen® which is a 57 parameter assay for new born screening priced aggressively at 320 AED lowest in the country. It uses multiple technologies like LCMS, HPLC, and Time Resolved Flourimetry.

Dr. P. K. Menon, Director of Thumbay Labs said that the brand was poised to be an important player in the diagnostics industry of UAE and the MENA region. “We are undertaking our next phase of expansion by introducing new technologies like MALDI-TOF, ICPMS, FTIR which will position us as the best-equipped lab in the MENA region. We are looking for collaboration so as to enhance lab quality and productivity of client laboratories. We also are key to enhance innovation in medical research,” he added.

Thumbay Labs is the only College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited lab in the Northern Emirates of the UAE. It operates under the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), a state-of-the-art facility established at the Gulf Medi­cal University, Ajman for research and diagnostics. Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group said, “CABRI plays an important role in enhancing the quality of training for students undergoing Master’s degree at Gulf Medical University. It also plays important part in enhancing student/faculty research and coordinates contracted research through Thumbay Group’s hospitals.”

Thumbay Labs operating in UAE and Hyderabad, INDIA, will soon have more outlets with comprehensive clinical testing facilities like Imaging, Cardio/Neuro tests, Occupational health related tests, Allergy and intolerance testing and a wide array of preventive health panels. It also plans to add many more advance diagnostics tests to its impressive list.

Thumbay Labs is showcasing its latest offerings at the ARABLAB 2016 exhibition being held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 20-23 March, 2016. Visitors can learn more about its most comprehensive modern facilities offering unique advantages such as complete end-to-end automation, online report availability, automated email report dispatch, research and referral facilities, QMS expertise, etc. Thumbay Labs also undertakes hospital lab management and has entered into acquisitions/mergers in a big way, with plans to further expand its presence in these areas.

Thumbay Moideen Receives ‘Eminent Aloysian Award’, Delivers Aloysian Conclave Address

Thumbay Moideen Receives ‘Eminent Aloysian Award’

Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of the UAE-based international business conglomerate Thumbay Group received ‘The Eminent Aloysian Alumini Award 2016’, jointly organized by the management of St. Aloysius College – Mangaluru and the St. Aloysius College Alumini Association (SACAA) at a special function held at Fr L.F. Rasquinha Hall, LCRI Block, St Aloysius College on Saturday, 19th March 2016.

The awards committee noted Thumbay Moideen’s outstanding achievements: “Mr. Thumbay Moideen is the founder of the Thumbay Group at UAE. He established the Gulf Medical University in UAE. In a span of 16 years he has established himself as a successful entrepreneur and set up various business operations in 13 sectors including hospitals, medical centres, diagnostic centres, health clubs, pharmacies, retail outlets, coffee shops and nutrition stores. He featured in the list of ‘The Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World’ by Forbes Middle East Magazine in 2014 & 2015.”

Thumbay Moideen also delivered the conclave address on the special occasion. Rev. Fr. Swebert D’Silva S.J., Principal of St Aloysius College gave the felicitation speech. Rev. Fr. Denzil Lobo S.J., Rector of St Aloysius Institutions presided over the function. The program saw the participation of large numbers of alumni of St. Aloysius Institutions.

The biennial awards, instituted to recognize St. Aloysius College alumni who have excelled in their respective fields and have made a significant contribution to the society, was awarded to five eminent former students this year.

About Thumbay Group

Thumbay Group is an international business conglomerate headquartered in DIFC – Dubai. The Group has successfully diversified into 14 different sectors in a span of just 17 years. The Group today employs more than 3500 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.