Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ruler of Sharjah opens Sharjah FDI Forum; founder of Thumbay group delivers keynote address on healthcare sector

founder of Thumbay group delivers keynote address on healthcare sector

UAE, September 29, 2016: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, opened the second edition of the Sharjah Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Forum on Wednesday 28, September 2016. The event, which was held at Sharjah’s Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, highlighted the emirate’s unique logistical and geographical reputation in the UAE, its maritime expertise, high-speed international connectivity and a growing population base.

In his opening remarks, Dr Shaikh Sultan said, “Foreign direct investment helps not only to build wealth in economic terms, but also assists in developing a country’s culture, art and literature. We want an economy that contributes to building a society and culture that strengthens ties within it. This culture can create a balance between one’s identity and society at large.”

To elaborate on the changing dynamics of the healthcare industry, Thumbay Moideen, founder president of the Thumbay Group, was invited to deliver a keynote address. Mr. Moideen, who was one of the chief guest at the inaugural function at the seminar, shared his pearls of wisdom on how innovation can help in establishing and successfully sustaining a private medical university.

“I am honored to be invited as a keynote speaker at the Sharjah FDI forum. On the whole, healthcare industry continues to evolve in innovative ways and has an incredible potential to revolutionize our lives. Thumbay Group looks forward to supporting this sector across UAE and am pleased to share my insights on how innovations are expanding the healthcare industry’s access to quality care and driving positive impact at an extraordinary speed,” Mr. Moideen said at the seminar.

The two-day event is organized by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, which will feature over 30 industry-led discussion panels, interviews and addresses over the next two days. The forum, brought together more than 300 government officials, financial experts and businessmen from around the world, serving as a thought-leadership platform to exchange knowledge and expertise on trends and developments in foreign direct investment across the UAE.

About Thumbay Group:

Thumbay Group traces back its origin in 1998 when Thumbay Moideen, a Non-Resident Indian entrepreneur, found a gap in healthcare education and set up the region’s first private medical institution – Gulf Medical College – in Ajman. He later added new businesses to support the healthcare education and healthcare services. The multi-billion dollar diversified conglomerate, which currently owns more than 20 companies across various economic verticals, has 5,000 professional on payroll.

Thumbay Group aims to expand internationally, creating a global presence. By 2020, the company aims to develop 420 establishments including three new university campuses in three countries, develop an Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine Hospital and College; as many as 15 new Thumbay Academic Hospitals in UAE and other countries; 100 Thumbay Pharmacy outlets; 25 Thumbay Labs; 100 Blends and Brews Coffee Shops; 25 Body and Soul Health Club outlets; 100 ZO and MO Opticals outlets; 50 Nutri Plus Vita outlets.

By 2020, the group expects to have a workforce of 15,000 employees on payroll. By then, Thumbay Group business is likely to be valued at US$3 billion (Dh11 billion).

Pakistani actor Ahsan Khan greets fans at Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre 5th anniversary celebrations

Ahsan Khan greets fans at Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre

Popular Pakistani model turned TV actor Ahsan Khan visited Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre – Sharjah on Saturday evening, 24th September 2016 to celebrate the Clinic’s 5th anniversary . The actor, who has garnered much appreciation and fan-base across both India and Pakistan with hit Pakistani dramas, was flocked by hundreds of patients and visitors as he toured the hospital’s facilities.

Ahsan was welcomed at the hospital by Dr. Manvir Singh – Administrative Director, Healthcare Division and Dr. Shaju Philip –Assistant Administrative Director, Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah. Accompanied by them, Ahsan toured the advanced, ultra-modern facilities at the hospital. He also visited the outlets of various Thumbay Group brands within the hospital, like Thumbay Pharmacy, Zo & Mo Opticals, Nutri Plus Vita and Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe.

Impressed with the state-of-art facilities and Thumbay group’s initiatives, He described Thumbay Hospital as a “centre with incredibly high standard of care and proactive team approach.” The star, meanwhile, also freely mingled with the crowd of fans, posed for selfies, obliged every autograph request and thanked the visitors and hospital team for their affection.

Commenting on the visit, Akbar Moideen Thumbay, vice president of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group said, “We are delighted that Ahsan has joined us to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre. The renowned celebs’ appreciation for our state-of-the art facilities and proactive approach is definitely something to be proud of. Thumbay as a group is highly committed to transforming the UAE healthcare ecosystem by making healthcare more accessible, affordable and actionable for millions of people around the country.”

Thumbay Clinics are located at Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain and offer services ranging from the latest medical procedures and diagnostics to a plethora of outpatient services and tests across dozens of medical specialties. Thumbay Clinics offer premium facilities that make them one of the finest community health care providers. The entire network of Thumbay hospitals and clinics is affiliated to Gulf Medical University and also offers teaching and training facilities to GMU students. The Thumbay networks of academic hospitals are presently operational at Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah and Hyderabad (India).

About Thumbay group:

Thumbay Group traces back its origin in 1998 when Thumbay Moideen, a Non-Resident Indian entrepreneur, found a gap in healthcare education and set up the region’s first private medical institution – Gulf Medical College – in Ajman. He later added new businesses to support the healthcare education and healthcare services. The multi-billion dollar diversified conglomerate, which currently owns more than 20 companies across various economic verticals, has 5,000 professional on payroll.

Thumbay Group aims to expand internationally, creating a global presence. By 2020, the company aims to develop 420 establishments including three new university campuses in three countries, develop an Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine Hospital and College; as many as 15 new Thumbay Academic Hospitals in UAE and other countries; 100 Thumbay Pharmacy outlets; 25 Thumbay Labs; 100 Blends and Brews Coffee Shops; 25 Body and Soul Health Club outlets; 100 ZO and MO Opticals outlets; 50 Nutri Plus Vita outlets.

By 2020, the group expects to have a workforce of 15,000 employees on payroll. By then, Thumbay Group business is likely to be valued at US$3 billion (Dh11 billion).

Ministry of Health Grants Internship Training Program at Thumbay Dental Hospitals

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College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University to offer One-year Dental Internship for all Dental graduates commencing from 1st October 2016.

The College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University has received permission to offer Internship training program to graduates of Dentistry from Gulf Medical University and other institutions.

GMU is thankful to the Ministry of Health UAE for accrediting the Dental centers in Thumbay Hospitals in Ajman, Dubai and Sharjah as internship training sites that match international standards and meet the requirements of the Ministry of Health, UAE, said Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of the University.

The Dental Internship will be offered in three leading Dental centers in Thumbay Hospitals in Dubai, Ajman and Sharjah. The training will be provided under the supervision of Dental Consultants and Specialists, said Prof. Mohamed Said Hamed, Dean and Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry GMU. Dental interns will be rotated in all the specialties during the training program. Backed by a high quality clinical training during the program with a diverse experience of treating a patient clientele rich in volume and a wide spectrum of dental disorders, the trainee interns are assured of developing into competent professionals, added Prof. Said.

The graduates are invited to fill the ‘Dental Internship Application Form’ available on the GMU official website submit it along with the required documents to the Office of the College of Dentistry by 1st October 2016. The Internship fee and other details are available in the Office of the College of Dentistry. Applications are also invited from non GMU Dental graduates in UAE.

About Dental Centers in Thumbay Hospital in Ajman, Dubai and Sharjah

Dental Centers of Thumbay Hospital in Dubai, Ajman and Sharjah are a full-fledged ultra-modern facility and have already risen to the forefront of leading dental facilities in the UAE, on account of its excellent track-record in carrying out complex dental treatments in the most scientific way, at affordable costs. These centers support the clinical teaching activities of the College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman-UAE.

These Dental centers are equipped with the modern oral/dental care technologies, which is further enhanced by the team of highly qualified and experienced dental surgeons. The hospital offers treatment across specializations such as General Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (braces), Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Periodontics (treatment of gum), Pedodontics (treatment of kids)and Preventive Dentistry, Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics (crowns and bridges), Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (root canal treatment).

All the services conform to the highest standards, and are delivered in a comfortable and warm environment. Infection control & sterilization are very well taken care of by well trained and qualified dental nurses.

About Gulf Medical University:

The Gulf Medical University (GMU), owned and operated by Thumbay Group headquartered in DIFC (Dubai), is presently the most sought-after private medical university in the UAE. It is the first private medical university in UAE catering to all nationalities admitting students of both genders, presently having students from over 73 nationalities, and faculty and staff from 22 nations. GMU offers a range of courses including MBBS, BPT, DMD, PharmD, BHS and Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Public Health, and Toxicology. GMU is first in the region to launch unique programs like Masters in Human Reproductive Biology, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Masters in Physical Therapy.

GMU’s campus is the venue of both of its dedicated research centres: Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), that forms the hub of the biggest laboratory chain in UAE with four full-fledged laboratories and sample collection centers across the various Emirates and the 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.

Gulf Medical University to Host The Annual Simulation Conference and Olympics in October 25-27, 2016

The Annual Simulation Conference and Olympics

This year’s MEDSIM Olympics is expected to attract over 15 teams from private and government institutions

The Gulf Medical University’s Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH), one of the leading simulation-based training center in the region, has planned to organize the “Second Annual Conference on Clinical Skills and Simulation in Medical Education (GULFSIM)” and the “Simulation Championship Competition (MEDSIM Olympics)” on October 25-27, 2016 at the Ajman campus.

We expect over 250 delegates to participate in the conference and over 15 teams from various institutions, both private and government, will be participating in the Medical Simulation (MedSim) Olympics. The Chief Guest, His Excellency Dr. Ameen Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and License Sector in UAE Ministry of Health, UAE will honor the speakers and award prizes to the winners of the MedSim Olympics 2016. The winners of the MEDSIM Olympics will be evaluated by a judging panel of international experts and will be awarded trophies, medals, certificates and cash prizes.

Both the events, spread across three days, will witness the attendance of local and internationally-renowned faculty in this field like Dr. Jerry Morse , Director of Clinical Skills and Lead for Simulation, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Dr. Abdulaziz Boker, Director Clinical Skill Center, Consultant & Associate Professor, Dept of Anesthesia & Critical Care, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University and Mr. Mohammad Alamar, Medical Simulation Operation Specialist, King Fahad Medical City – ATA-CRESENT, KSA, Dr. Hesham Mohamed El Saket, Professor of Pediatric & Plastic Surgery, Assistant Vice Dean of Community Service & Environmental Development for Training Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt, Dr. Vanda Abi Raad, Director Clinical Simulation Center, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Program Director Residency Training, Lebanese American University – School of Medicine,  Lebanon, Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Surgery and Medical Education, College of Medicine,  Qatar University, Qatar, Dr. Nabil Sulaiman, Director and CEO, Clinical and Surgical Training Center, HOD Family and Community Medicine, Sharjah University and Dr. Mohammad Abdul Razaq Nasaif , Training Consultant, Training and Development Center, MoH, U.AE to deliver keynote lectures as well as to conduct workshops at the conference accredited by the Ministry of Health, U.A.E. 

Medical students and professionals attending the conference will gain first-hand experience of high-quality training programs, focusing on the significance of integrating simulation in health education to nurture a new generation of health-care professionals-who are practice- ready to deliver safe and high quality care. The GULFSIM conference aims to not only provide an opportunity to network and learn from peers in the MENA region, but also serve as a thought-leadership platform that inspires future innovations.

Meanwhile, the championship event where inter-professional health-care teams will encounter simulation-based patient management challenges, offers participants an opportunity to effectively showcase their crisis resource management skills. Each multidisciplinary team will comprise of six members. Although participation will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis contenders are required to follow strictly the rules and regulations to register in time (deadline October 20, 2016). The semi-finals will be held on October 25 and the finals on October 27, 2016. Pre conference workshops on “Developing Sustainable Simulation Based Education” and “Introduction to high fidelity Simulators for instructors” will be held on October 27, 2016.

Speaking ahead of the event, the Provost GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj said: “We are delighted to invite delegates and teams from various colleges, universities and hospitals in the UAE to this unique conference and championship. GULFSIM and MEDSIM Olympics deliver a highly relevant learning experience to attending medical practitioners through hands-on workshops and information-rich lectures, providing an opportunity to interact renowned faculty and gain insights on the most up-to-date advances in clinical simulation.”

An event recognised for its innovative appeal, the conference witnessed a participation of more than 200 delegates from all over the country in its maiden event last year.

About Gulf Medical University:

The Gulf Medical University (GMU), owned and operated by Thumbay Group headquartered in DIFC (Dubai), is presently the most sought-after private medical university in the UAE. It is the first private medical university in UAE catering to all nationalities admitting students of both genders, presently having students from over 73 nationalities, and faculty and staff from 22 nations. GMU offers a range of courses including MBBS, BPT, DMD, PharmD and Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Public Health, and Toxicology. GMU is first in the region to launch unique programs like Masters in Human Reproductive Biology, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Masters in Physical Therapy.

GMU’s campus is the venue of both of its dedicated research centres: Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), that forms the hub of the biggest laboratory chain in UAE with four full-fledged laboratories and sample collection centers across the various Emirates and the 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. Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare is a member of various International Simulation associations and organizations like Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM), Denmark, Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), Association of standardized patient education (ASPE), Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare (CNSH), and Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) United Kingdom.

Honorable Member of the Legislative Assembly Kerala PC George visits Gulf Medical University

Kerala MLA PC George visits Gulf Medical University

Former UDF whip and honorable member of the legislative assembly (MLA) of Kerala Mr. P.C. George visited Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, on the 17th September 2016, where he toured the GMU campus as well as Thumbay Hospital and praised the use of modern technology, scientific strategy and the availability of varied courses that enable medical students to take up challenging responsibilities of the future.

The Indian MLA was welcomed by the GMU Provost, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj. Mr. George  began the day at the GMU campus with a presentation ceremony, where he was, offered insights into the operations of the teaching hospital and a glimpse of Dubai’s vibrant healthcare facilities. As one of the most sought-after medical institution of the United Arab Emirates, today GMU not only hosts a number of international students and faculty, but also provides a strong platform for innovation and research with its dedicated Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH and the region’s first-of-its kind Innovation Centre armed with devoted innovation and incubation laboratories.

During the tour, Mr. George commended the philosophy of GMU University, its plans and modern means of education. The tour concluded with a visit to Thumbay’ facilities such as world-class laboratories, research centres and a meet with deans and faculty members. In a statement, founder president Mr. Thumbay Moideen said he was delighted by MLA P.C. George’s visit and added, “Today’s meeting conveyed an important message that Thumbay Hospital and GMU campus work towards affordable, quality healthcare for every single soul, without commercialization-a standing testament of commitment and dedication of the medical and healthcare fraternity towards society.

About Gulf Medical University:

The Gulf Medical University (GMU), owned and operated by Thumbay Group headquartered in DIFC (Dubai), is presently the most sought-after private medical university in the UAE. It is the first private medical university in UAE catering to all nationalities admitting students of both genders, presently having students from over 73 nationalities, and faculty and staff from 22 nations. GMU offers a range of courses including MBBS, BPT, DMD, PharmD and Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Public Health, and Toxicology. GMU is first in the region to launch unique programs like Masters in Human Reproductive Biology, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Masters in Physical Therapy.

GMU’s campus is equipped with dedicated research centres such as Centre for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI), the biggest laboratory chain in UAE with four full-fledged laboratories and sample collection centers across the various Emirates, and the 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.

Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood Meets & Greets Fans at First Anniversary Celebrations of Thumbay Clinic Dubai

Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood Meets & Greets Fans at First Anniversary Celebrations of Thumbay Clinic Dubai

Popular Indian actor and model Sonu Sood visited Thumbay Clinic Dubai on Thursday, 8th September 2016. He was at Thumbay Clinic to participate in the first anniversary celebrations of the clinic. Prof. Gita Ashok Raj – Provost of Gulf Medical University, Ajman, Dr. Manvir Singh Walia – Director Operations of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and members of the administrative team of Thumbay Group were also present at the event.

Sonu was welcomed at the clinic by Dr. Sadashiv Bangera – Assistant Administrative Director of Thumbay Clinic. The actor toured the modern facilities at the clinic. He also met and greeted the patients and visitors, and obliged them with selfies and autographs. The celebrity visitor was quite impressed with the facilities at the clinic and the adjoining Thumbay Pharmacy.

Opened last year, Thumbay Clinic – Dubai focuses primarily on personalized services, convenience and affordability.  The clinic, complete with laboratory services, has various departments including General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, ENT, Laboratory services, Radiology services and Vaccinations. Highly qualified specialists are in place to treat the patients. An outlet of Thumbay Pharmacy offering the complete range of medical equipment and rehabilitation care products is located next to the clinic.

As part of the first anniversary celebrations, mementos and certificates of appreciation were awarded to the doctors, nurses and other staff members of the clinic, in recognition of their dedicated efforts and services during the past year.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group expressed satisfaction at the accomplishments of the clinic during the past year, especially its role in providing affordable high-quality healthcare to the community. He stressed Thumbay Group’s commitment to delivering high-quality, patient-focused, cost-effective healthcare at people’s doorsteps.

Thumbay Clinics are located at Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, and offer services ranging from the latest medical procedures and diagnostics to a plethora of outpatient services and tests across dozens of medical specialties. Thumbay Clinics offer premium facilities that make them one of the finest community health care providers. All major insurance companies are honored at all Thumbay Clinics.

The entire network of Thumbay hospitals and clinics is affiliated to Gulf Medical University and also offer teaching and training facilities to GMU students. The Thumbay network of academic hospitals are presently operational at Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah and Hyderabad (India).

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Conducts Health Checkup Camp at Ladies’ Labour Camp in Sharjah

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Conducts Health Checkup Camp at Ladies’ Labour Camp in Sharjah

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre – Sharjah, the leading teaching hospital under the Thumbay academic hospital network affiliated to Gulf Medical University, organized a free health checkup camp at the ladies’ labor camp of Union Cooperative Society in Sharjah. The health camp was held on Thursday, 8th September 2016.

Free health checkup services like dental consultation, blood pressure test, blood sugar test and BMI were offered at the camp. Around 128 residents of the camp availed the services. The Management of Union Cooperative Society thanked Thumbay Group for the camp.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah has been organizing several free health camps as a part of Thumbay Group’s CSR programs. These camps not only help in promoting health awareness among the public, but they also give the public easy access to high-quality healthcare.

Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood to Attend First Anniversary Celebrations of Thumbay Clinic Dubai on September 8

Meet & Greet Sonu Sood

Popular Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood will attend the first anniversary celebrations of Thumbay Clinic – Dubai, at 7 pm on Thursday, 8th September 2016. The actor who has a huge fan following in the UAE, will meet and greet patients and visitors at the clinic located next to Sheraton Deira Hotel in Al Muteena Street, Deira, Dubai.

Opened last year, Thumbay Clinic – Dubai focuses primarily on personalized services, convenience and affordability.  The clinic, complete with laboratory services, has various departments including General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, ENT, Laboratory services, Radiology services and Vaccinations. Highly qualified specialists are in place to treat the patients. An outlet of Thumbay Pharmacy offering the complete range of medical equipment and rehabilitation care products is located next to the clinic.

Thumbay Clinics are located at Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, and offer services ranging from the latest medical procedures and diagnostics to a plethora of outpatient services and tests across dozens of medical specialties. Thumbay Clinics offer premium facilities that make them one of the finest community health care providers. All major insurance companies are honored at all Thumbay Clinics.

The entire network of Thumbay hospitals and clinics is affiliated to Gulf Medical University and also offer teaching and training facilities to GMU students. The Thumbay network of academic hospitals are presently operational at Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah and Hyderabad (India).

For more details, please contact the hospital on the phone numbers: 04-2633133 or 050-9876438.