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Thumbay Hospital Ajman Welcomes First Triple Trio of 2017

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January 21, 2017; Ajman: Thumbay Hospital, the GCC’s largest network of private academic hospitals, has witnessed the arrival of 2017’s first triplets; born to a Pakistani couple on January 14, 2017. The two little boys and their little sister are doing fine, said Dr. Zareen Fasih, Consultant Neonatologist at the hospital.

The 22-year-old-mother of the triplets, who has a family history of twin births, was admitted to the hospital for an emergency cesarean, performed by Dr. Shanthi Therese Fernandes, Specialist A – Obstetrics and Gynecology. The parents, who already had two kids, where delighted to receive the news of triplets during the mother’s third month checkup at Thumbay Hospital. The fact that it was a case of natural conception had added to their joy.

Delivered pre-term at 32 weeks by Emergency LSCS, the first and the second to arrive were the boys, weighing 1.33 kgs and 1.22 kgs respectively, followed by the girl weighing 1.44 kgs. Being pre-term and low birth weight, the triplets have spent a week at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before being discharged from the hospital.

Thumbay Hospital has a well-equipped NICU, and the hospital is staffed with expert gynecologists and neonatologist capable of handling all cases of pre-term pregnancies which are 28-weeks and above, according to Dr. Shanthi Therese Fernandes. This is not the first time that triplets have been born at the hospital.

Thumbay Hospital follows a policy of ‘minimal handling of the newborn’ with regard to prematurely delivered babies, meaning minimal intervention in case the baby is born healthy. Moreover, the hospital strongly advocates ‘kangaroo care’ wherein parents are encouraged to keep the premature babies close to their chests during the winter, to avert the risk of hypothermia. ‘Absolute breastfeeding’ is the policy of the hospital, and accordingly, the hospital encourages mothers to only breastfeed the babies upto 6 months, and not to give any other milk. Even when premature babies aren’t sucking, they are fed with expressed breast milk, till the baby matures to breastfeed. To ensure that the premature babies are not born with respiratory problems, mothers are administered the required injections prior to delivery.

According to Dr. Zarin Fasih, the incidence of prematurity is very high in the UAE, and premature babies end up staying in the NICU for a longer period of time because of complications of prematurity. “The best thing is to prevent premature deliveries, but if a baby is delivered prematurely, then the delivery and neonatal care of the baby must take place at a tertiary care hospital, for better outcome and future health of the baby,” she explained.

Thumbay Hospital Ajman has emerged as a leading multispecialty hospital in the region, with services across all major medical specialties and offering advanced facilities such as Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Neonatal ICU (level 3), ICU, Dialysis, Advanced Radiology & Lab Services, Interventional Radiology, Interventional Neurology, Minimal Invasive Surgeries, Bariatric (weight-loss) Surgery, State-of-the-Art Modular Operating Theatres, Pediatric Surgery, Women Wellness, Neonatal Screening, Super Specialty Dental Center etc. The hospital also offers discounted antenatal packages, painless delivery services, executive labor and delivery suite (private), state-of-the-art equipment, 24-hours emergency and in-patient services

About Thumbay Hospital

Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates six teaching hospitals; five in the UAE (one each in Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & two in Sharjah) and one in Hyderabad – India, as well as a network of state-of-the-art family clinics at various locations in the UAE, making it the largest network of private academic hospitals in the region. All the hospitals and clinics are affiliated to the Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group, and provide clinical training for its students. They treat patients from over 175 nationalities, and are staffed by doctors, nurses and technicians from over 25 different countries, speaking more than 50 languages. Thumbay Group also operates CAP-accredited diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) and retail pharmacy outlets (Thumbay Pharmacy), in the UAE and India.

 

Annual Health Awards 2017 Announces 42 UAE’s First-Ever Healthcare Honor Achievers

Annual Health Awards 2017 Announces 42 UAE’s First-Ever Healthcare Honor Achievers

United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2017: The winners of the inaugural edition of the Annual Health Awards were awarded at a star-studded gala event at the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Monday, January 16, 2017. Jointly hosted by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) and Gulf Medical University (GMU) led HEALTH Magazine, the event was a first-of-its-kind gathering of more than 600 healthcare professionals and leaders of the UAE, including private and public sector.

His Excellency Humaid Obeid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dubai Health Authority, the chief guest of the event, presented the Annual Health Awards 2017 to 34 outstanding contributors in both, public and private sectors, and 8 legendary dignitaries- for their pioneering roles in shaping the healthcare industry of the region. Dr. Maryam Matar, Chairperson – UAE GDA delivered the keynote address at the event. “I am pleased to be invited to this unique initiative that celebrates excellence, recognizing individuals and institutions that are shaping the world we live in tomorrow, whether through creative new technologies or insightful philanthropy or an unflagging drive to improve healthcare sector all around the globe.”

Also in attendance were healthcare leaders like Dr. B R Shetty – Founder and CEO of NMC Healthcare, Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Dr. Zulekha Daud – Chairperson Zulekha Hospitals, CEO of Mafraq hospitals; H.E. Dr Amin Al Amiri  – Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE, etc. The event was also graced by the presence of Arabic Singer Diana Haddad, Bollywood celebrities Karishma Kapoor and Rana Daggubati and Malayalam actor Jayaram.

The corporate award categories included honors for the best corporate fitness initiative, hospital infrastructure development, CSR contribution, innovative technology in healthcare etc. The individual categories included ‘distinguished women in healthcare’.

Extending his support to the excellence programme, Thumbay Moideen, Founder Chairman of the Thumbay Group, said, “The goal in supporting Annual Health Awards is to generate positivity, inclusivity, unlimited potential, and promoting the possibility every healthcare professional and institution can nurture. UAE has a proud history of supporting innovation and we are making great strides to continue this tradition by promoting contributions of individuals and firms. The launch of the first Annual Health Awards was a perfect platform to showcase and celebrate the great work that is happening in UAE across and thereby empowering future generations to come.”

Eight distinguished healthcare trendsetters were honored with special awards as part of the annual Health Awards 2017, in recognition of their invaluable contributions to the region’s healthcare industry. The awardees were: Dr. B.R. Shetty (Founder and CEO of NMC Healthcare), H.E. Dr Amin Al Amiri (Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing -Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE), H.E Dr. Manal Omran Taryam (Chief Executive Officer of the Noor Dubai Foundation), Mr. Mohammed Al Zarouni (Director of Red Crescent), Dr. Fuzan Al Khalidi (Director of Healthcare Strategy and Policy at the Prime Minister’s Office – UAE), Dr. Zulekha Daud (Chairperson Zulekha Hospitals), Dr. Mohamed Al Dhaheri (Chief Executive Officer – Mafraq Hospital) and H. E. Khalifa Hassan Al Drai (Exective Director – Dubai Corporation Ambulance Services).

The annual Health awards has been initiated with the aim of publicizing and promoting significant achievements from across the region, to inspire healthcare professionals and organizations to dream big and embark upon great endeavours. The awards will honour many more deserving achievers globally in the years to come, gradually evolving as an industry benchmark of professional excellence, says the organizers.

Box Out Heroes: Dr. B R Shetty – Founder and CEO of NMC Healthcare- I am delighted to be a part of this initiative, which overall promotes new research in medicine, clinical trials and overall UAE government’s vision of medical tourism. The magazine has been around for 20 years, being distributed in 40 countries. So, it’s a unique and good initiative that

Dr. Zulekha Daud – Chairperson Zulekha Hospitals, “I feel full-filled standing here today, being honoured at the Annual Health Awards. When I came here, there was no hospital infrastructure or quality healthcare services, but my father told me that this is time people need you. Today, after receiving this honour, I truly feel that I have contributed to the Health care sector.

Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO Arabian Healthcare Group and Executive Director of RAK Hospital, “It’s a unique platform that has been created in the UAE for the healthcare sector that brings so many contributors, big and small, together on one platform.”

List of Winners

CORPORATE

Distinguished Pharmacy

  1. Al Ain Hospital – SEHA
  2. Aster Pharmacy Group LLC

Distinguished Laboratory Services

  1. Burjeel Hospital
  2. Al Baraha Hospital Laboratory, MOHAP

Distinguished Insurance Agency

  1. Oman Insurance Company
  2. Takaful Emarat Insurance PSC

Distinguished Fitness Center

  1. Advantage Sports
  2. Real Pilates 

Distinguished Corporate Fitness Initiative

  1. Arabian Wellness & Lifestyle Management, LL
  2. Advantage Sports

Distinguished Hospital Infrastructure Development

  1. KEF Holdings
  2. RAK Hospital

Distinguished CSR Contribution

  1. International Modern Hospital
  2. Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre

Innovative Technology 

  1. Global Hawk Imaging and Diagnostics
  2. Tech Knowledge FZ LLC 

INDIVIDUAL

Distinguished Trainer

  1. Marko Bukvic

PT Sports Specialist – Infinity the Family Clinic and Hamilton Aquatics

  1. Ebtihal Darwish

Consultant Family Physician, Owner and General Manager – Ethraa for training and consultation 

Distinguished Nurses

  1. Sini Chako

Nurse Manager – Burjeel Hospital

  1. Khadijeh Andullah Amiri

Senior charge nurse – Al Qassimi hospital

  1. Khouloud Khalid Khamees

Charge technician -Endoscopy Head Nurse – Ministry of Health & Prevention

  1. Raima Sebastian

Registered Nurse – Masafi Hospital 

Distinguished Physicians

  1. Dr Pankaj Shrivastav

Medical Director/Consultant – Conceive Gynaecology and Fertility Centre (“Let’s make you a family!”)

  1. Nawal Al Mutawa

Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist – Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah

  1. Shyam Viswanathan Pillai

Medical Director – Dr. Shyam’s Ayurveda Center

  1. Rami Khaled Abou El Foul

Specialist Gastroenterology – Hatta Hospital

Distinguished Women in Healthcare

  1. Premi Mathew

Founder and CEO – Protect Your Mom Campaign

  1. Al Anoud Mohamed Salman

Head of Quality & Excellence Department – Ministry Of Health & Prevention

Distinguished Achievers in Healthcare

  1. Dr Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk

Chairman Mulk Healthcare and Global Hawk Imaging and Diagnostics

  1. Sravan Kumar

Deputy Director Quality – Zulekha Hospitals

  1. Alanoud Mohamed Salman

Head Of Quality & Excellence Department – Ministry Of Health & Prevention

  1. Farha H R Hijji

CPD Nursing Coordinator – Kuwait Hospital – Sharjah

Distinguished Executives in Healthcare 

  1. Clancey Po

Chief Executive Officer – Burjeel Hospital

  1. Remya Venugopalan

Quality Manager – International Modern Hospital

About HEALTH magazine

HEALTH magazine is a bimonthly, bilingual (English, Arabic) BPA-audited publication. As one of the leading health and lifestyle magazines in the region, HEALTH covers a variety of topics such as health, lifestyle, wellness, fitness, beauty, family, parenting, diet, nutrition, luxury and fashion.

Launched in 1999, HEALTH now boasts of a circulation of 20,000 copies in print, with a readership of close to 80,000. Its distribution and coverage area is spread across the UAE in leading retail outlets, major airports, leading medical institutions and upscale clinics, pharma companies, boutiques, gyms, coffee shops, spas and resorts, bookshops, hotels and malls.

HEALTH Magazine has a significant online and social media presence. Its dynamic website receives more than 20,000 hits per month, and its Facebook page is followed by close to 25,000 readers. HEALTH Magazine’s mobile app is available on the android app store, and has already been downloaded by a number of users. HEALTH Magazine inspires health and lifestyle and also organizes regular events.

Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division Opens Multispecialty Day-Care Hospital in Sharjah

Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division Opens Multispecialty Day-Care Hospital in Sharjah

The healthcare division of Thumbay Group has added a new multispecialty hospital, Thumbay Hospital Day Care, to its network of teaching hospitals. Strategically located at the heart of Sharjah in Rolla (behind Rolla Mall), the new hospital will offer treatments and procedures as day-cases, meaning no overnight stay in the hospital is required, and patients can rest and recuperate in their own homes.

The hospital was officially opened on Thursday, 12th January 2017 by the chief guest, His Excellency Marwan J. Al Sarkal – CEO of Shurooq, in the presence of Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division and other members of Thumbay Group Board.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care is a state-of-the-art multispecialty facility envisioned as a center housing all major specialties under one roof. Fully-equipped laboratory, advanced radiology services with ultrasound and x-ray facility and trained personnel to ensure optimum patient safety and satisfaction are some of the highlights of the hospital. The hospital uses the latest healthcare technology, which combined with excellent post-operative care and effective pain relief enable patients to recover in just a few hours. This also ensures minimal risk of hospital infections. The hospital has a dedicated Anesthesia team as well as operation theatre, and private patient beds for pre-op and post-op care. There are 19 consultation chambers spread on two floors.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, vice president of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group said that the day-care facility offers minimal waiting times and faster admissions and discharges, in addition to delivering high quality, patient-focused and affordable care. “Accessibility, convenience and efficiency of processes are the key factors that make patient care delivery system unique at Thumbay Hospital Day Care. The hospital has experienced doctors, and the focus is on the quality of clinical outcomes,” he added.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group said that the new hospital was the latest addition to the growing network of Thumbay teaching hospitals. “The Thumbay academic hospital network aims to have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022,” he added, detailing the healthcare division’s future plans, “The group will have 15 academic hospitals worldwide, by then.”

About Thumbay Group

Founded by Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, Thumbay Group today operates more than 20 brands across 18 different verticals including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution. With its network of hospitals and medical centers in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah and Hyderabad (India), the Thumbay chain of hospitals is one of the largest health care providers in the region. All hospitals and clinics under the group are affiliated to the Gulf Medical University, Ajman. Thumbay Group’s core activities are in education, healthcare and research.

Headquartered in Dubai, the group presently employs around 5000 people, which is projected to increase to around 20,000 by the year 2022, with the completion of ongoing and upcoming projects. Currently, Thumbay Group is focusing on its strategic long-term plans which will see the group scale its businesses almost ten times and expand its operations globally.

Free Health Check up Camp at Neelkamal Plastic Factory by Thumbay Clinic Ajman

Free Health Check up Camp at Neelkamal Plastic Factory by Thumbay Clinic Ajman

Thumbay Clinic – Ajman, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics operated by the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, organized a Neelkamal Plastic Factory on 8th January 2017.

Free medical services offered at the camp included consultations with Internal Medicine Specialist, blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI tests etc.

Free Health Check up Camp at Ajman Traffic Police Department

Free Health Check up Camp at Ajman Traffic Police Department

Thumbay Hospital Ajman, the leading academic hospital under the Thumbay network of hospitals, organized a free health checkup camp as part of its health awareness campaign, at Ajman Traffic Police Department on January 10, 2017.

Free eye test and followed by consultation, Dental check up, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and BMI check up was provided. Dr. Tamer Saafan, Specialist Surgeon of Thumbay Hospital Ajman delivered a health talk on the topic ‘Risk of Obesity, Weight Management & Treatment by Surgical Procedure,’ as part of the event.

UAE’s healthcare heroes to be honoured at star-studded annual HEALTH Awards

UAE’s healthcare heroes to be honoured at star-studded annual HEALTH Awards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 10 January, 2017: The movers and shakers of the UAE’s healthcare fraternity will be gathering on Monday, 16th January 2017 at the Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai to kick-start the region’s most comprehensive Annual Health Awards, jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai and the HEALTH magazine, the region’s favorite health & lifestyle magazine. The initiative aims to celebrate outstanding contributions of individuals, companies and innovations in the healthcare industry.

The award categories cover professionals ranging from doctors and nurses to top executives and leaders, in addition to acknowledging exceptional healthcare facilities and department-wise excellence. Innovative initiatives, women trendsetters and CSR activities will also be recognised at the event.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of Board of Directors of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be the chief guest of the event, and His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, will join as the guest of honour  along with Mr Thumbay Moideen, Founder of the Thumbay Group. The function will also be attended by celebrities from the Arab world and Bollywood as well as corporate chieftains and prominent healthcare leaders from the region.

Designed as a platform to publicise and promote significant achievements in the healthcare sector from across the region, the Annual Health Awards aim to inspire professionals and institutions to dream big and to embark upon great endeavours. The award aims to honour deserving achievers in the years to come too, gradually evolving as the hallmark of professional excellence.

About HEALTH magazine:

HEALTH magazine is a bimonthly, bilingual (English, Arabic) BPA-audited publication. As one of the leading health and lifestyle magazines in the region, HEALTH covers a variety of topics such as health, lifestyle, wellness, fitness, beauty, family, parenting, diet, nutrition, luxury and fashion.

Launched in 1999, HEALTH now boasts of a circulation of 20,000 copies in print, with a readership of close to 80,000. Its distribution and coverage area is spread across the UAE in leading retail outlets, major airports, leading medical institutions and upscale clinics, pharma companies, boutiques, gyms, coffee shops, spas and resorts, bookshops, hotels and malls.

HEALTH Magazine has a significant online and social media presence. Its dynamic website receives around 20,000 hits per month, and its Facebook page is followed by close to 17,000 readers. HEALTH Magazine’s mobile app is available on the android app store, and has already been downloaded by a number of users. HEALTH Magazine inspires health and lifestyle and also organizes regular events.

Pediatric Camp at Chubby Cheeks Nursery by Thumbay Clinic RAK

Pediatric Camp at Chubby Cheeks Nursery by Thumbay Clinic RAK

Thumbay Clinic – Ras Al Khaimah, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics operated by the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, conducted a pediatric camp at Chubby Cheeks Nursery, RAK on 5th January 2016.

The clinic’s Specialist Pediatrician conducted health screening for around 44 children of the nursery, followed by an interactive session with their mothers, on issues related to child health, development and nutrition.

Thumbay Clinic Honored as ‘Distinguished Private Medical Facility of Umm Al Quwain’

Thumbay Clinic Honored as ‘Distinguished Private Medical Facility of Umm Al Quwain’

Thumbay Clinic – Umm Al Quwain, part of the network of family clinics operated by the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, has been named the ‘Distinguished Private Medical Facility’ by the Ministry of Health, Umm Al Quwain Medical District.

The clinic was chosen for the award on the basis of a detailed evaluation on multiple criteria such as standards of patient care, the premises, treatment facilities, parking space availability, use of information technology, etc.

The award was presented at a special function held on Tuesday, 27th December 2017 at the office of Umm Al Quwain Medical District. Sheikha Fatma bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of Umm Al Quwain Medical District was the chief guest of the function. Dr. Sadashiv Bangera, Assistant Administrative Director of Thumbay Clinic received the award from Dr. Amal Humaid Al Suwaidi, Director of Preventive Medicine, Umm Al Quwain.

Expressing his delight on the recognition accorded to Thumbay Clinic, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, vice president of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group said that the Thumbay Clinic network was committed to high standards of patient-care and healthcare service delivery. “Our hospitals and clinics have been gaining a lot of popularity due to the emphasis we place on patient care and convenience as well as operational standards,” he added.

Opened in July 2015, Thumbay Clinic – Umm Al Quwain focuses primarily on personalized services, convenience and affordability.  The clinic has various departments including Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, General Medicine and Radiology, and offers laboratory services. 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 network of Thumbay teaching hospitals and clinics are affiliated to Gulf Medical University (GMU) – Ajman and also offer teaching and training facilities to GMU students. Thumbay Hospitals are presently operational at Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah and Hyderabad (India).