Monthly Archives: June 2016

Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Celebrates a Decade of Excellence in Care & Healing

Decade of Excellence in Care & Healing

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, part of the Thumbay network of academic hospitals operated by the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and affiliated to GMU, celebrated the completion of 10 years of excellence in healthcare services with a gala function on Thursday, 2nd June 2016. Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the function held at Concorde Hotel, Fujairah. Also present were Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and other members of the administrative team of Thumbay Group.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Thumbay Moideen expressed his happiness at the accomplishments of Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah. He also emphasized the role of the hospital in providing high-quality healthcare at affordable costs, to a plethora of beneficiaries from all sections of the society. “The completion of the first decade has provided a useful perspective to look back over the efforts undertaken to provide advanced and affordable healthcare services to the community, and the results achieved so far”, he said.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen handed over the awards to Doctors and other staff members, who were recognized for their dedicated efforts and services. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay handed over the prizes to the staff who won the lucky draw contest held as part of the celebrations.

Earlier, Dr. Mohammad Faisal Parvez – Assistant Administrative Director of Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah welcomed the gathering. Dr. Osama Mahmoud Rizk – Medical Director of the hospital delivered the vote of thanks. Cultural activities by staff and dinner followed.

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah

After a glorious decade of care and healing, Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah has today emerged as one of the best in the Emirate, with a long list of satisfied patients who have chosen it as their preferred healthcare destination. As a full-fledged multispecialty academic hospital, Thumbay Hospital believes in promoting quality healthcare with compassion, at affordable costs. It is equipped with the latest facilities and technologies and excels in providing specialized care through highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses and allied-health professionals.

The hospital plays a very active role in the health and wellness of the people of the Emirate, and its activities go beyond just healing, to organizing free medical camps, partnering with institutions and organizations in spreading health awareness messages, conducting free health events and seminars and a lot more. Affiliated to the Gulf Medical University (GMU) – Ajman as one of its academic hospitals, the hospital also gives training to the medical and paramedical students of the university. It is also concentrating on Medical Tourism. It has the following facilities and amenities:

24 hours Services: Accident & Emergency, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, Ambulance

Departments: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics & Neonatology, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Dental, ENT, Ophthalmology, Physiotherapy, Diet and Nutrition, Radiology

Rooms: VIP rooms, Private rooms, Twin-sharing rooms, General Ward, ICU, NICU

Other Facilities: State-of-the-art operation theatres with ultramodern facilities, well-equipped labour and delivery rooms, diagnostic services including  imaging services like conventional x-rays, Ultrasonography (4D scan), Anomaly scan, CT (16 slice; plain & contrast), Colour Doppler, etc.

The ‘Thumbay Hospital’ Network

The Thumbay network of academic hospitals is operated by the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, and 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.

All Thumbay Group hospitals are full-fledged multi-specialty centers, with wide-ranging services.  They 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 make Thumbay Hospitals one of the most popular healthcare destinations.

Gulf Medical University Sees Huge Rush for Seats as Admissions Open

Sees Huge Rush for Seats as Admissions Open

The University has so far received a whopping 7000+ applications, compared to 5000 applications received last year

Gulf Medical University (GMU) established in 1998, the most sought-after private medical university in the region located at Ajman, UAE recently announced that it had started inviting applications for the upcoming academic year. As soon as the announcement was made, the Admissions Department of GMU started receiving a flood of applications for the different medical courses conducted by the University. In a matter of few days, the Admission Officers were sifting through a massive 7000+ applications. The admissions department is currently in the process of shortlisting and interviewing admission-seekers.

The increasing number of applications GMU draws every year comes as no surprise, considering that it is the most-in-demand private medical university in the region. The University has gained global recognition and acceptance over the years, as a result of which its student cohort is a confluence of 73 nationalities, and it has faculty members and staff from around 22 nationalities. In the UAE alone, GMU and its network of pioneering teaching hospitals train around 19% of the doctors and 57% of the total healthcare professionals.

GMU offers courses like MBBS, BPT, DMD, PharmD and Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters Programs in various specializations. GMU degrees are highly regarded not only because the students gain early clinical exposure, but also because they are trained on the most advanced research infrastructure and facilities. GMU’s prestigious accreditations and tie-ups give wide recognition to its programs. Its unique Summer Training Program (STP) gives global exposure to GMU students.

Internationally recognized curriculum, own network of teaching hospitals, an established research division, highly experienced/qualified faculty, separate furnished hostels for boys and girls, safe transportation facilities, on campus recreation and refreshment facilities etc. are some of the factors behind the huge popularity of the University. GMU has also won numerous recognitions and accolades, at the regional and international levels.

GMU has the unique advantage of being associated with one of the leading healthcare providers in the country, the Thumbay network of ultra-modern teaching hospitals and clinics, which treat patients from around 175 nationalities, daily. Thumbay Group’s four multispecialty 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, 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 provide training avenues for GMU students. Other prominent affiliated hospitals include Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Ajman. A 300 bed ultra-modern teaching hospital, a 60-chair dental hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center under Thumbay Group, within the GMU campus in Ajman, are upcoming projects expected to be completed shortly.

GMU also houses the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), the biggest laboratory chain in UAE with full-fledged laboratories and sample collection centers across the various Emirates, and Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH), a multidisciplinary educational facility integrating simulation as an educational tool for providing a state-of-the-art, safe learning environment that promotes professional development. CABRI carries out world-class research in the field of Medicine using state of the art medical diagnostics. CASH is a multidisciplinary educational facility integrating simulation as an educational tool for providing a state-of-the-art, safe learning environment that promotes professional development.

A state-of-the-art Innovation Center is being developed in GMU, which will enhance its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. It will serve as a point of contact for scientists, faculty and students interested in medical research, in addition to fostering international collaborations and partnerships. The Innovation Center will be the first of its kind in the region and will have devoted innovation and incubation laboratories.

“UAE is the most beautiful country in the world for living, attaining good-quality education, getting superior healthcare and access to high-quality of life, doing business or for pursuing one’s preferred line of profession,” says Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group which owns and operates GMU.

GMU Students Mark ‘World No Tobacco Day’

‘World No Tobacco Day’

Students of Gulf Medical University (GMU) marked ‘World No Tobacco Day’ with a  variety of activities at the university campus in Ajman, on Tuesday, 31st May 2016.

Students conducted talks on the harmful effects of tobacco and the importance of abstaining from tobacco products. They demonstrated the issues related to the harmful effects of tobacco use on the human body, and played games designed to spread awareness on the diseases caused by tobacco use. Informative presentations on the harmful effects of nicotine were also conducted by the students.

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. World No Tobacco Day was first introduced by the World Health Organization to be celebrated as the most recognized event all over the world in order to make people aware of all the problems and health complications caused by the use of tobacco chewing or smoking to prevent all the health hazards to make the whole world free of tobacco and healthy world of people.

Thumbay Clinic UAQ Conducts Health Talk for Parents of School Students

Health Talk for Parents of School Students

Thumbay Clinic – Umm Al Quwain, part of the network of state-of-the-art Thumbay Clinics operated by Thumbay Group, organized a health talk on healthy habits & hygiene at the ‘Parents Forum’ of New Indian School – Umm Al Quwain, on Saturday, 28th May 2016.


The health talk was delivered by Dr. Muhsina Izzudheen, General Physician of Thumbay Clinic UAQ, and was attended by many parents. The program was organized to educate parents about the importance of promoting proper nutrition and hygiene among their children.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center Sharjah Celebrates ‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’

‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center – Sharjah, celebrated ‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’ from 21st to 26th May 2016.

The launch program of the ‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’ was held at the hospital. Mr. Srivalsan Murugan, Principal & CEO of Our Own English High School Sharjah (Boys Branch) and Ms. Nasreen Banu B.R., Principal of Gulf Asian English School LLC, Sharjah, were the guests of honor at the launch. Dr. Manish Singhal – Chief Operating Officer & Dr. Shaju Philip – Assistant Administrative Director of Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center Sharjah were also present at the inaugural function.

Mr. Srivalsan Murugan & Ms. Nasreen Banu expressed their gratitude and appreciation to Thumbay Group for the unique program aimed at enhancing the health and fitness of the teachers, designed to increase their happiness and boost their morale, productivity and effectiveness.

As part of the awareness week, the hospital held an interaction with all the teachers of Our Own English High School Sharjah (Boys Branch), which was facilitated by Mr. Srivalsan Murugan. The interaction aimed to raise the health awareness among the teachers. The program was appreciated by the school authorities for its effectiveness in enlightening the participants on various health issues.

During the ‘Teachers Health Awareness Week’, Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center – Sharjah also offered a host of benefits to teachers, which included free blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checkups, ECG, stress-management workshop, exercise demonstration for chronic neck and back pains, mammogram and teeth scaling & polishing. Teachers also availed free consultation with GP, Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Gynecologist and Dental Specialist.

The event was a grand success & benefited approximately 1100 Teachers from leading schools in Sharjah, including Our Own English High School (Boys Branch), Gulf Asian English School, Delhi Private School, GEMS Public School, Westminster School and Scholars Private School.