Monthly Archives: June 2016

Health Awards to promote best practices in the UAE’s growing healthcare sector

Health Awards

Health Magazine, the UAE’s only dedicated publication in the healthcare industry, today announced the region’s first comprehensive Health Awards scheme, which will be held on 16th January 2017 at a glittering gala ceremony in Dubai.

The Health Awards aims to acknowledge and appreciate exceptional contributions in the fields of healthcare from across the region. The awards will publicise and promote significant achievements from across the region, to inspire the young readers to dream big and to embark upon great endeavours. The annual Health Awards scheme will honour many more deserving achievers in the years to come, gradually evolving as an industry benchmark of professional excellence.

A panel of jury will select healthcare professionals and institutions in 20 different categories in the UAE – through a stringent selection process that will highlight quality, dedication and promote best practice in the UAE’s growing healthcare sector.

Health Magazine, part of Thumbay Group, which established the region’s first medical university in the private sector, will exclude all entities and professionals employed by the group – to ensure transparency and fairness in evaluating the nominees.

Launched in 1999, the bi-monthly Health Magazine has been highlighting the sector’s growth and development as well as creating health awareness amongst consumers through 20,000 copies that are distributed in public places and to targeted households.

“The objective of launching Health Awards is to promote best practices across the healthcare industry in the region – where the industry is growing at a double-digit growth due to the mandatory health insurance scheme,” Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, which owns the Health Magazine, says.

“With more and more people coming under the mandatory health insurance scheme, it is important to improve quality through best practices so that the patients get fair and quality treatment. Improvement in quality and facilities will also attract international health tourists to seek treatment in the UAE.”

“Health Awards will help create a desire and drive for improving quality services across the industry, by recognizing those who deserve the rewards.”

A recent report on the region’s healthcare sector published by Alpen Capital says, despite a remarkable improvement in the condition of the GCC healthcare system over the last two decades, the accessibility and quality of care at public hospitals and clinics are yet to meet expectations of the citizens. Several local patients in the GCC travel abroad to seek treatment due to lack of specialised care and high cost. The high cost of medical treatments in the GCC and limited super-specialized care in areas such as oncology and cardiology are driving outbound medical tourism.

The Health Awards will influence positive changes in the GCC healthcare market that is projected to grow at a 12.1 per cent CAGR from an estimated US$40.3 billion in 2015 to US$71.3 billion in 2020. An increase in the population and rising cost of treatment are the primary factors aiding growth, according to the research report published in February 2016.

Health Magazine has invited a panel of well-respected professionals from healthcare and media sectors to form the jury panel that includes, Dr. Ajit Nagpal, Chairman of AMITY University (Jury Chairperson), Dr. Mohamed Abdulrazak Nasaif, Training Consultant at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mouza Al Sharhan, President of EMA, Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Alhawi, Head of the Centre for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare, Dr. Salah Abusnana, Consultant Endocrinologist Medical Director, Rashid Centre for Diabetes and Research, Ms. Khuloud Al Omian, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Middle East and CEO of Arab Publishing House, Dr. Manvir Singh Walia, Administrative Director for Healthcare at Thumbay Group.

The initiative is part of the group’s vision – Growth Through Innovation – that will drive the change in the industry for the better.

Thumbay Hospital Dubai Hosts Iftar Party

Iftar Party

 Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, one of the leading academic hospitals under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, hosted an Iftar Party at the hospital on Sunday, 26th June 2016.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the event. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group was also present. The Iftar was also attended by officials from RTA, Dubai Taxi and Emirates Transport as well as members of the corporate team of Thumbay Group and the administrative team of Thumbay Hospital Dubai.

Thumbay Hospital had launched a unique program to benefit children, at the start of this Ramadan, titled ‘Donate & Change Lives’, aimed at encouraging people to donate toys and books during the Holy Month and make a difference in someone else’s life.

 

 

The ‘Donate & Change Lives’ initiative is going on at all Thumbay Hospitals in the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & Sharjah), and has won the appreciation of visitors at these hospitals. All Thumbay Hospitals have a special activity area which will be open to children every evening after Iftar, where they can take part in activities which have been designed specifically for them. Moreover, the hospitals also have Majlis with Iftar facilities for the convenience of visitors, throughout the Holy Month.

 

Thumbay Clinic Conducts Free Medical Camps at Sharjah

Free Medical Camp at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club

Thumbay Clinic – Sharjah, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, conducted free medical camps at Wasit Police Station & Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club on Sunday, 5th June 2016.

Both camps offered free blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI check-ups to visitors, in addition to free consultations with the General Practitioner and Internal Medicine Specialist. The camp at Wasit Police Station was attended by 52 people, and 165 people attended the camp at & Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club.

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe Opens Its First Drive-Thru Outlet in Ajman

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe

According to Thumbay Group’s strategic plans, 100 Blends & Brews coffee shops will be added worldwide, by 2020

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, the Dubai-born international brand of coffee shops under Thumbay Group’s Hospitality Division, has opened a new drive-thru outlet in ‘The Black Square’ building, Ajman. Opened on Tuesday, 7th June 2016, the new coffee shop is the 18th outlet in the UAE and the 7th in Ajman. It serves the most delicious range of coffees, tea, signature drinks and savories, along with the brand’s popular range of sugar-free beverages, cakes and cookies.

Commenting on the new coffee shop and the expansion plans, Mr. Farhad C.- Director of the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group said, “Blends and Brews presents a unique and skillfully blended coffee drinks, providing very unique flavor, which is tasty to the last drop. We strive to maintain and offer high quality products to our valued customers. The demand and customer base has grown over the years and we do not want to disappoint them by limiting our presence. Hence we want to be available close to our clientele.”

The drive-thru facility at the new outlet offers great convenience to customers in terms of access, and it also saves them time. This is the first drive-thru coffee shop in Ajman, and it extends Blends & Brews’ services and products to customers who would like to pick up their favorite beverages whilst on the road or to carry home.

Blends & Brews has multiple outlets in Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah and Ajman, in addition to its recent foray into India with a new outlet in Hyderabad. The strategic plan of Thumbay Group includes the addition of 100 Blends & Brews outlets by 2020, and the extension of franchise offers to partners in countries including India and the MENA region.

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 Clinic Conducts Free Medical Camp at Sharjah

Truebell Health Camp

Thumbay Clinic – Sharjah, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics operated by the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, organized a free medical camp at True Bell Marketing & Trading Company, Sharjah on Friday, 27th May 2016.

The camp was attended by a number of people, and offered free blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checkups, in addition to free consultation with the Internal Medicine Specialist.

ZO & MO Opticals Opens New Outlet in Sharjah

ZO & MO Opticals New Outlet in Sharjah

According to Thumbay Group’s strategic plans, 100 ZO & MO Opticals outlets will be operational in different countries, by 2020.

The Retail Division of Dubai-based Thumbay Group opened a new outlet of ‘ZO & MO Opticals’ in Al Wahda, Sharjah, on Tuesday, 7th June 2016. The outlet was 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 Thumbay Group, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director Operations of the Construction and Renovation Division of Thumbay Group and other members of the Group’s administrative team.

Established in 2010, this is ZO & MO’s sixth outlet in the UAE, and the second in Sharjah, further extending the UAE-born brand’s range of world class optical services, complete with a wide choice of frames, lenses, sunglasses, contact lenses and solutions.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen said that the Retail Division of Thumbay Group, consisting of Thumbay Pharmacy, Nutri Plus Vita, ZO & MO Opticals and The Flower Shoppe has huge expansion plans in the UAE & Middle East. “We have plans to open more ZO & MO outlets in shopping malls, high streets, hospitals and key shopping areas, thereby establishing it as a leading retail chain for optical care & services,” he said. The Group plans to have 100 ZO & MO Opticals operational by 2020, in line with its strategic plans, he added.

ZO & MO Opticals laboratories and workshops are some of the most sophisticated in the region. All standard activities are automated and a wider area network links all point-of-sale computers with a head office server. The computerized maintenance of customer details and history enables the company to understand and anticipate its clients’ needs and employ direct marketing techniques.

To celebrate the opening, the new ZO & MO outlet in Al Wahda has announced an inaugural offer of a free gift with every purchase worth AED.250/-.  Presently, all Zo & Mo Opticals outlets in the UAE are offering a special ‘Ramadan Midnight Offer’ of up to 60% discount on branded frames and sunglasses, available from 8 pm to 12 midnight for the whole month of Ramadan.

Thumbay Hospital Launches ‘Donate &Change Lives’ Ramadan Initiative to Benefit Children

‘Donate &Change Lives’ Ramadan Initiative

Thumbay Hospital, the network of academic hospitals owned and operated by Thumbay Group has launched a unique initiative to benefit children, this Ramadan. Titled ‘Donate & Change Lives’, the program encourages people to donate toys and books during the Holy Month, and make a difference in someone else’s life.

The program is currently going on at Thumbay Hospitals in Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah. These hospitals will have a special activity area which will be open to children every evening after Iftar, where they can take part in activities which have been designed specifically for them. The program seeks to encourage donating and sharing, in line with the spirit of the Holy Month. Moreover, the hospitals will also have Majlis with Iftar facilities for visitors, throughout Ramadan.

The Thumbay network of academic hospitals is operated by the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, and is affiliated to GMU. This network presently includes five Thumbay Hospitals located at Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah and Hyderabad – India. Thumbay Group’s healthcare facilities also include a 25-chair dental hospital in Dubai which is the first private dental hospital in the UAE, a chain of 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 and in India. The group plans to open 15 more hospitals in different parts of the world by 2020.

Thumbay Clinic Conducts Free Medical Camp in Ajman

Free Medical Camp in Ajman

Thumbay Clinic – Ajman, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, organized a free medical camp at Centre Point, Ajman on Wednesday, 1st June 2016.

The camp offered free consultations with Pediatrician and General Practitioner and conducted free blood sugar, blood sugar and BMI checkups for visitors. The camp was open from 5 pm to 9 pm and benefited around 130 people benefited.

Thumbay Clinic RAK Conducts Free Medical Camp

Medical Camp

Thumbay Clinic – Ras Al Khaimah, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics under Thumbay Group, organized a free medical camp for the staff of Al Hamra Construction Company, on Friday, 3rd June 2016.

The camp offered free blood sugar and blood pressure checkups to visitors, in addition to free doctor consultation.