Monthly Archives: October 2016

Thumbay Group welcomes its 6000th Medical Tourist at Thumbay Hospitals on World Tourism Day

Medical Tourist at Thumbay Hospitals on World Tourism Day

Thumbay Medical Tourism (TMT) – the award-winning medical tourism initiative of Thumbay Group – celebrated the World Tourism Day on September 27, 2016 by welcoming its 6,000th Medical Tourist at Thumbay Hopsital, Ajman. Concurrently, TMT also hosted celebrations at Sharjah International Airport.  In a bid to foster awareness among the international community on the significance of medical tourism, the TMT kiosk at the airport welcomed numerous passengers from various countries, providing over 1000 complimentary gift packs which included free consultation passes at Thumbay Hospitals, information packs and other goodies.

Commenting on Thumbay Group’s participation in the celebration of tourism, Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice-president – Healthcare Division at Thumbay Group, said, “On the historical occasion of welcoming our 6000th medical tourist at our hospital, especially on World Tourism Day, we are very proud of our achievement. Although most travelers prefer to stay away from hospital/illness while on vacation, a fast-increasing number of medical tourists (people who align treatment with travel) are choosing international destinations like UAE for the sole purpose of attaining quality medical services.  We take this opportunity to inform everyone about the services we offer. We aim to assist medical tourists arriving to the UAE with access to Thumbay’s state-of-art, efficient and affordable healthcare services.”

Thumbay Medical Tourism focuses on promoting Thumbay Group’s ultra-modern healthcare services to the growing number of international patients visiting the UAE, at affordable costs. TMT provides a host of travel and medical services to medical tourists from all over the world, and also arranges on-demand translator services, accommodation services, customized treatment packages, preferred cuisine, travel arrangements, priority appointments, airport pick up and drop off, etc.

Thumbay Medical Tourism currently has offices in six different countries and looking to open in 20 different nations.  TMT is looking to partner with interested parties to expand its network and is inviting proposals for the same.

About Thumbay Hospitals:

Thumbay Group delivers healthcare services through its four Thumbay Hospitals at 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. A 400 bed ultra-modern hospital, a 60-chair dental hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center in Ajman are upcoming projects expected to be completed in 2016/2017, which will take Thumbay Group’s healthcare services several notches higher. The network of hospitals and clinics are among the largest healthcare providers in the UAE, providing care for patients from over 175 nationalities. Staff from over 22 countries speaking over 50 languages attend to patients. Hospitals with JCI accreditation, CAP accredited laboratories, and multiple medical tourism accreditations and memberships are some distinctive features of Thumbay Group’s healthcare facilities.

GMU hosts White Coat Ceremony 2016, welcomes students from 75 countries into healthcare profession

White Coat Ceremony 2016,

Gulf Medical University ceremoniously conducted the White Coat Ceremony- 2016 for 258 students, from 75 countries, at the University Campus in Ajman on the 29th September 2016. The event drew nearly 500 family members and friends for the rite of passage, as each new medical student in the Class of 2016 donned a coat.

The ceremony was honored by the presence of the Chief Guest Prof. Patrick F Ayeh-Kumi, Provost-College of Health sciences, University of Ghana (Ghana) along with Thumbay Moideen, Founder President and Chairman, Board of Governors, Gulf Medical University. Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of the Gulf Medical University delivered the welcome address to the visiting dignitaries, the Founder President, parents, medical students, faculty and staff of the University.

While delivering his inspirational speech to the 19th- batch of new students, Prof. Patrick F Ayeh-Kumi stressed on the importance of the White Coat Ceremony and congratulated the new batch of students for their hard work and dedication to enter the noble profession of medicine. He highlighted that a student’s white coat symbolizes that they have been invited into the prestigious profession of medicine, a privilege which comes with great professional and ethical responsibility. Prof. Patrick also briefed on the portals of collegiality, and urged the students to follow diversity of thoughts, value and communication skills. He further explained how the healthcare industry is growing in size and scale across the region, where leadership skills are going to be even more important-besides knowledge and expertise- for making significant contributions in the development of the healthcare system. Lastly, he strongly advocated the students to remain compassionate-care givers, following patient centered-practice to overcome ethical dilemma.

After touring the campus, the facilities and interacting with the faculty Patrick F Ayeh-Kumi exclaimed, “Gulf Medical University is progressing steadily as an institution of international excellence in the medical profession. It’s one of the best facilities I have ever seen, and I congratulate the founder president for doing the good work.”

The Founder President of Gulf Medical University,  Mr. Thumbay Moideen and the faculty members of the University welcomed a total of 258 students newly admitted to the MBBS, BPT, BHS, DMD and PHARM  D  Programs and conferred the “White Coats” as a symbol of their entry into their chosen professions.

Prof. Gita Ashok Raj administered GMU Honor Code followed by the White Coat Conferral to the students.

The tradition of white coat ceremony has been practiced over the years across leading medical universities to stress the importance and significance of medical profession on the first-year students as they embark on their new journey of learning. It’s an important feature of the orientation process, representing the student’s commitment to the healthcare profession, its responsibilities and obligations. New students are cloaked in their first white coats and are required to collectively recite the GMU Honor Code in a meaningful ritual before an audience of mentors, family and friends.

As a gesture of goodwill Thumbay Moideen and Provost Prof. Gita Ashok Raj thanked Prof. Patrick F Ayeh-Kumi for being a part of the auspicious occasion and presented a special memento to him.

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.