Monthly Archives: May 2016

Thumbay Pharmacy Opens First Two Indian Outlets in Hyderabad

Thumbay Pharmacy

UAE-based Thumbay Pharmacy chain enters India with two new outlets open at Hyderabad

The first two Indian outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy, one of the fastest-growing healthcare retail chains in the UAE operated by the UAE-based Thumbay Group, were opened in Hyderabad on Monday, 30th May 2016. The outlets were inaugurated by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, in the presence of Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of the group and Dr. Mohammed Masood Ali Khan – Founder of New Life Hospital.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen said that the newly opened outlets; one within Thumbay Hospital New Life, and the other a retail outlet, were a part of Thumbay Group’s expansion plans. “As per our strategic plans, we will be opening 100 new Thumbay Pharmacy outlets worldwide, in the next five years,” he added.

“Thumbay Pharmacies offers an extensive range of medicines and products, making it possible for customers to find all their medication needs under one roof. Its well-planned and properly implemented medication management system supports patient safety and improves the quality of care,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay.

Thumbay Pharmacy has been delivering excellent health care solutions in the UAE for around 15 years now. Driven by the motto, “the right medication at the right time”, Thumbay Pharmacy serves patients round-the-clock, with a wide range of medications from reputed pharmaceutical companies dispensed by experienced pharmacists. With presence throughout the UAE, the network of Thumbay Pharmacies has earned the reputation of offering a diverse range of products and hassle-free customer service.

A unique feature of Thumbay Pharmacy is that the patients are allowed to freely interact with pharmacists regarding the proper usage of medication in terms of dosage, route of administration, adverse effects, precautions etc. The Pharmacy considers it the prime duty of the dispensing pharmacist to counsel the patient or the caretaker on all aspects of medication therapy. Drug evaluation and selection, safety evaluation and medication therapy management are all undertaken by the Clinical Pharmacist, to coordinate and provide optimum therapy to the patients for a speedy recovery.

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe Opens its First Indian Outlet in Hyderabad

First Indian Outlet in Hyderabad

Dubai-born international brand Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe forays into India, with its first outlet in Hyderabad opened recently 

Renowned international brand ‘Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe’, operating under the Hospitality Division of UAE-based Thumbay Group, has opened its first Indian outlet in Thumbay New Life Hospital, a premier healthcare destination in Hyderabad. The outlet was inaugurated on Monday, 30th May 2016, by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, in the presence of Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of the group, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division of the group and Dr. Mohammed Masood Ali Khan – Founder of New Life Hospital.  

The new outlet will offer Blends & Brews’ most delicious range of coffees and local savories, as well as sugar-free beverages, cakes and cookies, which will be available online too, in the near future. “This will be our value-added advantage, keeping in mind people who desist sugary products,” said Mr. Moideen Farhad C. “We endeavor to establish our presence in all major cities of India. We strive to maintain and offer high quality products to our valued customers,” he added.

“The strategic plan of Thumbay Group includes the addition of 100 Blends & Brews outlets in the next 6 – 7 years, and extend franchise offers to partners in countries including India and the MENA region,” said Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, adding, “We are confident that our Indian clientele will wholeheartedly accept the Dubai-born brand.”

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe’s beverages have won many awards in various national and international competitions. Some of the awards include the ‘Best Signature Drink of the Year-2006’ award at the 1st UAE Barista Championship held at Dubai Trade Center in Association with DSS Summer Fiesta & ILLY Caffé, the “Platinum Award” at the Indian BARISTA Championship for the year 2007 organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of India & the Coffee Board of India. Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe’s Barista represented the brand at the World Barista Championship in Tokyo, Japan in July 2007.

Thumbay Labs Enter the Indian Diagnostic Sector; First Lab Opens at Hyderabad

First Lab Open at Hyderabad

Thumbay Labs, the leading network of private diagnostic labs in the Middle East region owned by Thumbay Group has entered in the Indian diagnostic sector, with its first lab in the country open at Hyderabad. The new facility is housed within Thumbay Hospital New Life – Hyderabad, and offers a wide portfolio of advanced tests.

“In line with our strategic plans, we have launched the first outlet of Thumbay Labs at our Thumbay Hospital premises in Hyderabad. It is the first of its kind in the city to offer the complete range of diagnostic services. This marks our first step to opening 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,” said Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group. “Thumbay Labs also undertakes hospital lab management and has entered into acquisitions/mergers in a big way, with plans to further expand its presence,” he added.

Thumbay Labs operates its apex laboratory “Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation” (CABRI), a state-of-the-art facility established at the Gulf Medi­cal University, Ajman – UAE, for research and diagnostics. Its comprehensive and modern facilities offer unique advantages such as complete end-to-end automation, online report availability, automated email report dispatch, research and referral facilities, QMS expertise, etc.

With its chain of three College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited Labs in the UAE, Thumbay Labs have established themselves one of the most trusted names in diagnostic testing. It is now the largest chain of diagnostic labs in the private sector in UAE as well as the fifth largest standalone lab. Considering the Middle East 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.

Thumbay Labs are on the path of several new initiatives to widen their tests portfolio and to increase revenue. The brand 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 in several countries including India. A key strategy is to focus on “specialized segments” targeting key specialties like diabetes, genetics, women and child health.

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, India 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 these regions. We are looking for collaboration so as to enhance lab quality and productivity of client laboratories. We plan to introduce Diplomate Programs for post graduate training in Pathology. We also are keen to enhance innovation in medical research,” he added.

‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’ Celebrated at Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah

‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’

‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’, an initiative of Thumbay Group, was celebrated at all Thumbay Hospitals and Clinics in the UAE, from 21st May to 26th May 2016. The program was conducted with the aim to increase happiness and boost the morale, productivity and effectiveness of teachers through informative events, activities and services.

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah marked Teachers Health Awareness Week with a variety of activities intended to create health awareness among the teachers. As part of the celebrations, a host of free benefits were offered to teachers, including blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checkups, ECG, stress-management workshop, exercise demonstration for chronic neck and back pains,  teeth scaling & polishing etc. Participants also got free consultation with the General Practitioner, Cardiologist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Gynecologist and Dental Specialist.

Thumbay Group Wins Multiple Honors at the MENA HR Excellence Awards

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Thumbay Group bags the award for third place in the ‘Employer of the Year’ private sector category, while Mr. Suraj Padmanabhan, Manager – Talent Acquisition, wins the ‘HR Professional of the Year’ award for the private sector 

Thumbay Group, the international business conglomerate headquartered in DIFC-Dubai won two major honors at the MENA HR Excellence Awards, held as part of the 11th Human Capital Forum MENA, held at Sofitel The Palm – Dubai, on Thursday, 26th May 2016. The event was organized by Naseba, an international expert on business leadership and professional training. 

Thumbay Group won the third place in the ‘Employer of the Year – Private Sector, while Mr. Suraj Padmanabhan, Manager – Talent Acquisition of the group won the ‘HR Professional of the Year – Private Sector’ award for his exceptional leadership within the HR department at Thumbay Group and for his efforts in ensuring consistently high quality of the group’s workforce.

Receiving the award from Ms. Sophie Le Ray – CEO of Naseba Group, Mr. Suraj Padmanabhan said that Thumbay Group follows a unique model of talent management which not only makes it a highly sought-after employer, but also ensures that its workforce meets the highest standards. “I take this opportunity to thank the Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Thumbay Moideen, for encouraging and supporting my initiatives,” he added.

The summit connected HR Professionals from leading organizations in the Middle East and North Africa region. Leading HR professionals and organizations were awarded and recognized for excellence for their achievement in the past 12 months. Other Winners in different categories included Etisalat, UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Royal Saudi Air Force, National Bank of Fujairah, Zain Jordan, Al Nahdi Medical Company, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Banque Saudi Fransi.

Thumbay Group had won the “Best Talent Management Practice” award at the MENA HR Excellence Awards in 2014 and 2015, for setting standard for innovation and strategy in Talent Management. Founded by Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, Thumbay Group is an international business conglomerate headquartered in DIFC – Dubai. The Group has successfully diversified into 16 different sectors in a span of just 18 years. Presently employing over 4000 people, Thumbay Group’s workforce is expected to number over 6000 with the completion of ongoing projects in the next two years, and around 15,000 by the year 2020.

Young UAE Scientists Amaze Visitors at Gulf Medical University’s ‘Medical & Science Exhibition 2016’

GMU MASE 2016

The two-day event, considered the biggest annual inter-school medical and science exhibition, gave away prize money worth a total of AED.25,000 and was visited by more than 5000 students.

Gulf Medical University’s ‘Medical and Science Exhibition’ (MASE), the biggest annual inter-school medical and science exhibition, came to a close with the prize distribution ceremony at GMU, on Thursday, 26th May 2016. During the two-day event, students from leading schools across the UAE showcased around 250 projects and working models based on science and medicine, in addition to around 200 posters and an equal number of paintings.

On the opening day, 25th May, the exhibition was visited by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development – Ajman, accompanied by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of the Board of Governors of GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj – Provost of GMU, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and the Deans and faculty members of the colleges under GMU.

The GMU campus was literally taken over by the participating students, who had put their projects, posters and paintings on display throughout the university. The visitors and judges were all praise for the innovative ideas and the sincere efforts of the students. “The seriousness with which the students have participated in MASE 2016 is amazing. The high standards of the exhibits are proof of the fact that the students have used their best efforts. GMU MASE is undoubtedly an excellent platform for the students who are keen on taking up medical and science based careers,” said one of the judges.

The total prize amount for competitions held in the project, poster and painting categories amounted to AED. 25,000. Prizes were distributed at a special ceremony on the closing day. In addition to the participating students, there were also student visitors who numbered over 5000. Visitors also got the chance to see human anatomy, model of the heart, anatomy museum, pathology museum, dental simulation lab and clinical simulation lab of GMU. There was also a specially discounted sale of books including titles in science fiction, fantasy, computers & internet, biographies, GK, etc.

Every year GMU MASE inspires and encourages young scientists recognizing their talents and showcases the fact that the path to a sustainable future for the UAE lies in the power of talented youth. As role models they are empowered to encourage further exploration and development of knowledge, analytical thinking and skills in their peers as they cooperate to solve local and global technological issues.

List of Prize Winners:

Overall Winners – International Indian School, Ajman

MOST VOTED PROJECT - Plasma & Its Wonders – East Point Indian International School, Ajman
MOST VOTED POSTER - Root Canal Treatment – International Indian School, Ajman

Viewers Choice

Viewers Choice – 10th Standard
2nd Prize – The English School, Umm Al Quwain – Aftron
1st Prize – The Central School, Dubai – Self Doctor

Viewers Choice- 11th Standard

2nd Prize – Indian School, Ajman – Uses of Aborted Foetus
1st Prize – Gulf Asian English School, LLC, Sharjah – 3D Image

Viewers Choice – 12th Standard

2nd Prize – International Indian School, Ajman – Which pain reliever dissolve fast ?
1st Prize – The Emirates National School, Sharjah – Albinism

PAINTING

PAINTING – 10th

3rd Prize – Fathimath Shana – East Point Indian International School, Ajman
2nd Prize – MANAL MUNIR – Our Own English High School, Sharjah
1st Prize – Hannan Arshad – Dubai Scholars Pvt School, Dubai

PAINTING– 11th

3rd Prize – Amal R – Indian School, Ajman
2nd Prize – Boshra Moradi – Leaders Private School, Sharjah
1st Prize – SNEHA REJI – India International School, Sharjah

PAINTING– 12th

3rd Prize – Lakshmi Rajesh – New Indian Model School, Sharjah
2nd Prize – Srilakshmi Harish – Al Ameer English School, Ajman
1st Prize – SHREYA ANOOP – India International School, Sharjah

POSTER

POSTER – 10th

3rd Prize – International Indian School, Ajman – Plastic surgery
2nd Prize – Gulf Asian English School, LLC, Sharjah – Deforestation
1st Prize – International Indian School, Ajman – Blow the unhealthiness in your body

POSTER – 11th

3rd Prize – Leaders Private School, Sharjah – Sleep Paralysis
2nd Prize – Our Own English High School, Sharjah – IMMUNOTHERAPY – THE MISSING LINK? 1st Prize – International Indian School, Ajman – Impact of Soft Drink

POSTER – 12th

3rd Prize – New Indian Model School, Sharjah – The Perturbation of Terrorism
2nd Prize – Indian School, Ajman – Obesity-Its Effects on Human Body
1st Prize – International Indian School, Ajman – Child betterment

PROJECT

PROJECT – 10th

3rd Prize – Gulf Asian English School, LLC, Sharjah – Child Safety for Balcony & Window
2nd Prize – Leaders Private School, Sharjah – Fresh Juices v/s Sports Drinks
1st Prize – India International School, Sharjah – LIVER SIROSIS

PROJECT – 11th

3rd Prize – Leaders Private School, Sharjah – Electricity of the Future
2nd Prize – The Emirates National School, Sharjah – Awareness of Cancer
1st Prize – Indian School, Ajman – Future Road

PROJECT – 12th

3rd Prize – Al Ameer English School, Ajman – Hydrogen Economy
2nd Prize – Sharjah Indian School, Sharjah – E.H.V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A
1st Prize – The Emirates National School, Sharjah – Knee Cap Tension

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Felicitates Thumbay Hospital Fujairah for Supporting Taxi Drivers Walkathon

Felicitation of Thumbay Hospital Fujairah

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, one of the leading academic hospitals under Thumbay Group was felicitated by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, for its active support as the ‘Medical Support Partner’, to the Walkathon for taxi drivers organized by Cars Taxi Group of Companies.

The felicitation ceremony was held at Novotel, Fujairah on the 15th of May 2016. The award of appreciation was received by Dr. Mohammed Faisal Pervez – Asst. Administrative Director of Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, on behalf of the hospital. The hospital had provided medical checkups for more than 400 runners at the Walkathon, in addition to giving first-aid and ambulance services throughout the event.

 

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi Visits Gulf Medical University

GMU MASE 2016

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development – Ajman, visited Gulf Medical University (GMU) on Wednesday, 25th May 2016. He was welcomed at the University by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of the Board of Governors of GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj – Provost of GMU, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division of Thumbay Group, the Deans of the colleges under GMU and the members of the administrative team of Thumbay Group.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi visited the ongoing Medical and Science Exhibition (MASE 2016), the biggest annual inter-school medical and science exhibition organized by GMU, and toured the University’s facilities. He was very impressed with the facilities of Gulf Medical University, especially the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) – the state-of-the-art research facility of the University, and the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH).

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi commended Mr. Thumbay Moideen for his efforts in leading GMU on the path of continued progress and advancements. Mr. Thumbay Moideen presented him with a special memento, as a token of appreciation.

GMU’s MASE 2016 is the biggest annual inter-school medical and science exhibition with a total prize amount of AED. 25,000. Prizes will be distributed at a special ceremony on the closing day of the two-day exhibition, on Thursday, 26th May. Students from over 50 schools are participating in the exhibition, and student visitors are expected to number over 5000.

Considered the most sought-after private medical university in the region, GMU is presently inviting applications for admissions to its courses including MBBS, BPT, DMD, PharmD as well as Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters Programs in various specializations, for the upcoming academic year (September 2016 intake).

 

Thumbay Clinic Sharjah Celebrates ‘Mother & Baby Day’

Mother & Baby Day

Thumbay Clinic – Sharjah, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics owned by Thumbay Group celebrated ‘Mother & Baby Day’ on Saturday, 21st May 2016.

Visitors to the clinic were offered free consultations with the clinic’s gynecologist and pediatrician. They were also given a 30% discount on laboratory tests.

A painting competition was also held for kids in the age group of 2-9 years, as part of the event. Cash prizes were awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’ Launched at Thumbay Hospital Dubai

‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’

As part of the celebration, teachers all over the country can avail a host of free health benefits across all Thumbay Hospitals & Clinics, during 21-26 May

Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, part of the network of academic hospitals under Thumbay Group, launched the ‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’, a unique program being conducted across all Thumbay Hospitals and Clinics, to increase happiness and boost the morale, productivity and effectiveness of the teachers.

Mr. Dean Pyrah, Principal of Victoria International School of Sharjah was the guest of honor at the launch, which was held in the presence of Dr. Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi – Medical Director and Orthopedic Consultant of Thumbay Hospital Dubai, Dr. Salwa Abdelzaher Mabrouk Ibrahim – Deputy Medical Director and Internal Medicine Consultant of Thumbay Hospital Dubai, Dr. Ashutosh Sood – Chief Operating Officer of Thumbay Hospital Dubai and Dr. Sameer Kumar – Assistant Administrative Director of Thumbay Dental Hospital Dubai.

As part of the program launch, Thumbay Hospital – Dubai organized a unique educational program at Victoria International School of Sharjah, involving primary students, conducted with the aim of raising health awareness among the teachers and students. The program was appreciated by the school authorities for its effectiveness in encouraging cleanliness and hygiene among the students.

‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’ is being celebrated by Thumbay Hospitals and Clinics from the 21st to the 26th of May 2016. As part of the celebrations, they are offering a host of free benefits to teachers, including blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checkups, ECG, stress-management workshop, exercise demonstration for chronic neck and back pains, mammogram and teeth scaling & polishing.  Participants also get free consultation with GP, Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Gynecologist and Dental Specialist.