Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood Launches ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’ at Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Sonu Sood Launches ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’

Free health benefits for taxi drivers in the UAE across all Thumbay Hospitals and Clinics, during the Taxi Drivers Wellness Week

Popular Indian actor and model Sonu Sood visited Thumbay Hospital Dubai on Saturday, 19th March 2016. He was at the hospital in connection with the ongoing ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’ at the hospital, which is a special program being held across all Thumbay Group hospitals and clinics offering a host of benefits to taxi drivers in the UAE.

Sonu was welcomed at the hospital by Dr. Ashutosh Sood, Chief Operating Officer of Thumbay Hospital Dubai, Dr. Sameer Kumar, Assistant Administrative Director of Thumbay Dental Hospital Dubai, and other members of the administrative team of Thumbay Hospital Dubai. Accompanied by them, the actor toured the advanced, ultra-modern facilities at the hospital and the adjoining Thumbay Dental Hospital. He also 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.

The celebrity visitor was quite impressed with the latest instruments and state-of-the-art technology in use at the hospital. He formally launched the ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’ and met and interacted with the taxi-drivers and other visitors. He also joined the crowd for photos and autographs.

The ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’ is on until 24th March, and during this period taxi drivers can avail a wide range of services free of cost at Thumbay Group’s hospitals and clinics, which includes health checkup, General Practitioner consultation, blood sugar and blood pressure tests, weight and BMI checkup, eye test, dental consultation, teeth cleaning and demonstration of exercises for neck and back pains. All drivers who attend the camp will be given free coffee and lunch coupons. In addition, they also stand to win a return ticket to their hometown, by participating in the lucky draw contest being conducted as part of the celebrations.

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.

Bollywood Star Raveena Tandon Visits Thumbay Hospital Fujairah to Promote ‘Safe Motherhood’

Bollywood Star Raveena Tandon Visits Thumbay Hospital Fujairah

Raveena Tandon, the renowned Bollywood actress and film producer visited Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah to endorse the hospital’s campaign ‘Promoting Safe Motherhood’ on Saturday, 19th March 2016. Hundreds of patients and visitors rushed to catch a glimpse of the star, as she formally launched the campaign.

Raveena was given a warm welcome at the hospital by the members of the hospital management. Accompanied by them, she toured the hospital’s facilities and met and interacted with the staff, patients and visitors and obliged autographs. The celebrity was all praise for the advanced facilities of the hospital. She also awarded prizes to the winners of the lucky draw held in connection with ‘Promoting Safe Motherhood’.

Raveena lauded the efforts of Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah in promoting safe motherhood. She thanked the management, staff and visitors for inviting her to the hospital.

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.

Gulf Medical University Celebrates ‘Global Day 2016’

Global Day 2016’

Attended by around 3000 people, the event was a confluence of cultures of the 73 nationalities to which the student cohort of the university belong

Gulf Medical University, the leading medical university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group celebrated its annual Global Day 2016 with pomp and splendor on Friday, 18th March 2016. The event, held at the sprawling university grounds had around 3000 visitors including the university students and staff as well as their friends and relatives. Every year, GMU celebrates the Global Day, which provides the students a platform to show the essence of their ethnicity and cultures.

GMU Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj inaugurated the Global Day Celebrations, in the presence of the Deans of the colleges under GMU. Accompanied by the Deans, she toured the country pavilions. She appreciated the students for their talent and said that the Global Day was GMU’s way of bringing together students, faculty, staff and their families to celebrate ‘Unity in Diversity’. The venue was also visited by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of GMU.

The GMU campus was gleaming with a variety of hues as the students, who hail from as many as 73 nationalities, were dressed in their respective traditional attires. Students also performed on stage, entertaining the audience with some great displays of talent.  Individual and combined country pavilions were set-up at the venue presenting their national heritage and treating visitors to some of their mouthwatering ethnic food.  Various competitions were held, such as selection of the best pavilion, food, hospitality, teamwork, country performances, as well as talent and fashion shows.

Prof. Gita Ashok Raj gave away the prizes to the competition winners. Prizes were also given to the raffle draw winners from among the audience present.  India and Nigeria students won the Overall Champions Prize.

Others who won prizes in various categories:

Pavilion Prizes:  India and Egypt shared the First Prize for the best country pavilion. 2nd Place: Iraq, 3rd Place: Nigeria

Pavilion Prize for Combined Countries: GCC

Honorary Pavilion Prizes: Best Entrance Gate: Pakistan, Best Cultural Food: Bilad Al-Sham, Best Hospitality: Bilad Al-Sham and Best teamwork: Somalia

Fashion Show: Ms. Ethnic – 1st Place: Nigeria, 2nd Place: India and 3rd Place: Pakistan

Mr. Ethnic – 1st Place: Nigeria, 2nd Place: India and 3rd Place: Syria

Country Performances: 1st Place: India, 2nd Place: Bilad Al-Sham and 3rd Place: NIgeria

Talent Show Winners (Individual Performances): 1st Prize: Payal, 2nd Prize: Latifa

Overall Champions: India and Nigeria

Special ‘Book Now, Deliver Later’ Maternity Package at Thumbay Hospital Dubai on March 19

Maternity Package at Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Thumbay Hospital, the leading academic hospital in Dubai owned by Thumbay Group, has announced a ‘Book Now, Deliver Later’ maternity package for pregnant women, on the occasion of Mother’s Day. Under this special scheme, normal deliveries will cost as low as AED.4999, and caesarian sections, just AED.8999. A special ante-natal check-up 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 9am to 11pm on Saturday, 19th March 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.

Thumbay Group to Celebrate ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’ from March 19 to 24

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Free health benefits for taxi drivers in the UAE across all Thumbay Hospitals and Clinics, during the Wellness Week

Thumbay Group, the international business conglomerate headquartered at DIFC-Dubai will celebrate ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’ from the 19th to the 24th of March 2016. As part of the celebrations, the network of academic hospitals of Thumbay Group and the chain of state-of-the-art Thumbay Clinics across the country will be offering a host of benefits to taxi drivers in the country.

During the Wellness Week, taxi drivers can avail a wide range of services free of cost at Thumbay Group’s hospitals and clinics, which includes health checkup, General Practitioner consultation, blood sugar and blood pressure tests, weight and BMI checkup, eye test, dental consultation, teeth cleaning and demonstration of exercises for neck and back pains. All drivers who attend the camp will be given free coffee and lunch coupons. In addition, they also stand to win a return ticket to their hometown, by participating in the lucky draw contest being conducted as part of the celebrations.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said that the ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness Week’ seeks to provide taxi drivers with better health and fitness through informative events and activities. “We aim to reach out to the men and women who keep the country moving, by providing them easy access to quality healthcare. We hope that the taxi drivers would make full use of this opportunity,” he added.

In the UAE, Thumbay Group delivers its healthcare services through its four Thumbay Hospitals in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah, a 25-chair dental hospital in Dubai which is the first private dental hospital in the country, 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 country. 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.

Biggest Inter-University Sports Festival of the Region Concludes at Gulf Medical University

Inter-University Sports Festival

BITS Pilani, Dubai emerge overall champions in the Annual Sports Festival participated by around 2000 students from 27 leading universities and colleges

The 15th Annual Sports Festival of Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group UAE concluded with the prize distribution ceremony on Sunday, 13th March 2016. The closing ceremony which was held at the GMU campus in Ajman was attended by GMU Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, the Chief Guest of the ceremony, the Deans of the constituent colleges of GMU, the sports directors, officials and students from the participating institutions as well as GMU students.

The event, which is considered the biggest inter-university sports festival in the country, saw around 2000 participants from across 27 leading universities/colleges in the university vie for prizes in Cricket, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Throwball, Volleyball, Squash and Swimming held over six days.

 

The festival was held from 5th March in association with Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, the award-winning network of health clubs operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group. The grand sports event is held each year keeping in view the philosophy of Gulf Medical University “Healthy Body for a Healthy Mind” and to instill the spirit of sportsmanship and healthy competition among the students, according to Dr. Joshua Ashok, Dean – Student Affairs, who is also Chairman-Sports Committee of GMU. “We thank Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President & Chairman of the Board of Governors of GMU for his constant support to the annual sports festival,” he said. He also thanked the participating institutions for the huge popularity of the event.

BITS Pilani – Dubai emerged the overall champions of the fest. A total of 40 trophies and around 1000 medals and 1000 certificates were distributed to the winners and participants, at the closing ceremony.

The following institutions participated in this year’s edition of the sports festival: College of Medicine – GMU, College of Dentistry – GMU, College of Pharmacy – GMU, College of Allied Health Sciences – GMU, College of Graduate Studies – GMU, Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T), University of Sharjah, American University of RAK, University of Wollongong – Dubai, BITS Pilani – Dubai, International College – Ajman, Canadian University of Dubai, Victoria College – Sharjah, American University of Sharjah, Ajman University of Science & Technology, Institute of Modern Technologies (IMTECH), Manipal University – Dubai, Murdoch University – Dubai, Heriot Watt University, Emirates Aviation University, Wisdom Business School – Ras Al Khaimah, City University College of Ajman, ICBEST Gulf Information & Learning Center – Sharjah, Brillianz Institute of Management & Studies – Sharjah, Success Point College – Sharjah, City International Training Centre – Ajman, Cromwell UK – Sharjah.

Prize Winners in the Inter-University Tournaments:

CRICKET– Boys

RUNNERS UP                             EMIRATES AVIATION UNIVERSITY
WINNERS                                      MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI

CRICKET– Boys

Man of the Match                       Mr. Harjodh Singh Malhi (Manipal University, Dubai)

CRICKET– Boys

Best Batsman                               Mr. Harjodh Singh Malhi (Manipal University, Dubai)

CRICKET– Boys

Best Bowler                                  Mr. Harjodh Singh Malhi (Manipal University, Dubai)

CRICKET– Girls

RUNNERS UP                          GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS                                   BITS PILANI, DUBAI

Best Performance                     Ms. Ruqiya Umar (Gulf Medical University, Ajman)

FOOTBALL– Boys

RUNNERS UP                             AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Ras Al Khaimah
WINNERS                                     CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AJMAN

FOOTBALL– Girls

RUNNERS UP                            GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS                                     HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY

BASKETBALL – Boys

RUNNERS UP                           UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, DUBAI
WINNERS                                   UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

BASKETBALL – Girls

RUNNERS UP                           MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI
WINNERS                                   AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

BADMINTON – Boys

RUNNERS UP                         MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI
WINNERS                                 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

BADMINTON –Girls

RUNNERS UP                         GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN
WINNERS                                 MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, DUBAI

TABLE TENNIS – Boys

RUNNERS UP                        UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
WINNERS                                 HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY

TABLE TENNIS – Girls

RUNNERS UP                       VICTORIA COLLEGE, SHARJAH
WINNERS                               BITS PILANI, DUBAI

TENNIS – Boys

RUNNERS UP                       AJMAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
WINNERS                               AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

TENNIS – Girls

RUNNERS UP                      BITS PILANI, DUBAI
WINNERS                              AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

THROWBALL – Girls

RUNNERS UP                     ICBEST – GULF INFORMATION & LEARNING CENTER, SHARJAH
WINNERS                             BITS PILANI, DUBAI

VOLLEYBALL – Boys

RUNNERS UP                   BITS PILANI, DUBAI
WINNERS                           VICTORIA COLLEGE, SHARJAH

SQUASH – Boys

RUNNERS UP                    AJMAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
WINNERS                            AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

SWIMMING – Boys

RUNNERS UP                    UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH
WINNERS                            AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

SWIMMING – Girls

WINNERS                        AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH

OVERALL CHAMPIONS: BITS PILANI, DUBAI

Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Supports Walkathon for Taxi Drivers

Walkathon for Taxi Drivers

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group supported the 3km walkathon for taxi drivers conducted in Fujairah on Saturday, 5th March 2016 . The walkathon was held as part of the Taxi Drivers Sports Day organized by Cars Taxi, and was the first such event focusing mainly on taxi drivers.

The hospital contributed to the efforts of the organizers as ‘Health Services Support Partner’ by providing medical checkups to more than 400 participant drivers, checking their vitals and conducting pre-walkathon fitness screening for all participants. In addition, they also provided first-aid & ambulance services throughout the event.

In addition, around 30 Thumbay Hospital staff formed a human chain to spread health awareness amongst the participants. They also cheered the walkathon participants. The management of Cars Taxi appreciated the support provided by Thumbay Hospital. The event also saw the presence of several esteemed dignitaries.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Organizes Health Checkup & Dental Screening Camp in Sharjah

Health Checkup & Dental Screening Camp at Celina Trading

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre – Sharjah, a leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group –UAE, organized a Health Checkup & Dental Screening Camp in association with Celina Trading Co. LLC – Sharjah from 9am to 1pm on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016.

The camp, held at company’s premises, was organized as part of its ‘Healthy Employee Campaign’. Employees were given free health checkup by a General Physician and free consultation with a Dental Specialist from the hospital. They were also explained about the importance of hygiene and the need to follow a healthy lifestyle.

More than 120 employees of Celina Trading Co. benefited from the camp, according to Dr. Manish Singhal – Chief Operating Officer & Dr. Shaju – Assistant Administrative Director at Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center. The company management thanked the hospital for conducting the camp and appreciated the efforts of Thumbay Group hospitals in raising health awareness. The hospital is involved in organizing regular health camps at various locations in Sharjah, to raise health awareness among the public.

Gulf Medical University Observes World Kidney Day

World Kidney 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 Kidney Day with a variety of programs on 9th 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 following a healthy lifestyle and the need to have regular checkups. They played games to spread awareness on the importance of having healthy kidneys. The students also conducted presentations detailing the nature of and issues associated with kidney stones, kidney cancer, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney diseases, etc. They emphasized the lesser-known fact that most kidney diseases could be prevented by acting early. The event was attended by the faculty members and students of GMU.

World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday of March. Every year, several local, national and international events are organized by kidney charities, healthcare professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference.

Thumbay Group Olympics 2016: Hospitality Division Defends Championship

Thumbay Group Olympics 2016

14 events, 6 days, 1500+ participants

Thumbay Group’s annual sports event for employees, Thumbay Group Olympics 2016 was held from 27th February to 3rd March 2016 at Thumbay Grounds and Body & Soul Health Club and Spa at the Gulf Medical University campus in Ajman. Over 1500 employees participated in the competitions held over six days which included badminton, basketball, table tennis, squash, volleyball, football, cricket, lawn tennis, 100 meters race, 4×100 meters relay race, tug of war, kabaddi, swimming and throw-ball.

The Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay distributed the prizes to the winners, at the closing ceremony. Addressing the participants, he congratulated them for their enthusiastic participation in the competitions. The Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group emerged the overall champions of Thumbay Group Olympics 2016, bagging the most prizes and defending the title they had won last year.  Mr. Farhad C, Director of the Hospitality Division received the Thumbay Group Olympics trophy from Mr. Akbar.

Thumbay Group Olympics 2016 was flagged off by Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost Gulf Medical University on the opening day of the event. She also unveiled the championship trophy at the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony had a colorful parade by the participating teams. The participants in formation created the word “THUMBAY”, to mark the unity of the Group.

Thumbay Group Olympics is organized every year by the Human Resources Department of Thumbay Group, as an employee engagement program for team-building. The event, themed ‘Be Fitter, Be Healthier’ aims to strengthen the relationships between the employees themselves as well as with the organization, in addition to emphasizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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 centers, multi-brand retail outlets, world-class wellness centres, a prestigious chain of coffee shops, restaurants, popular health & lifestyle publication, etc.