Monthly Archives: February 2017

Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad Secures Multiple Ranks in All India Critical Care Hospital Ranking Survey 2017

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Thumbay Hospital New Life – Hyderabad, part of the Thumbay academic hospital network owned and operated by the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group UAE, has secured multiple ranks under different categories, in the All India Critical Care Hospital Ranking 2017 published by Times of India. The hospital has been ranked 6th in Nephrology care, 7th in Emergency & Trauma care and 8th in Neurosciences in Hyderabad. The list has been compiled after a thorough research of top multi-specialty, super-specialty and single-specialty hospitals and IVF & fertility centers in India.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, vice president of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group said, “The high ranks accorded to us in different specialties of this prestigious all-India list are a testament not only to the quality of care that our patients receive, but to fact that our high standards of patient care pervade all the departments. We take tremendous pride in the fact that people from over 175 countries place their trust in our hospitals in the UAE and Hyderabad.”

In addition to Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad, the healthcare division of Thumbay Group operates a network of academic hospitals of Gulf Medical University, Ajman at Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah in the UAE. These hospitals offer medical care to patients from around 175 different nationalities. Services are offered in over 50 languages, by well-qualified and experienced doctors, nurses and staff drawn from 25 different countries. Thumbay Hospitals have world-class infrastructure, and incorporate the latest technologies in healthcare.

According to Mr. Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group, the group’s healthcare division has ambitious global expansion plans according to which the Thumbay academic hospital network will have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022, taking the total number of hospitals to 15 worldwide.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said that the group aims to establish an advanced transplant center in Thumbay Hospital New Life – Hyderabad. “Across all our hospitals in the UAE as well as in Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad, we will bring together highly skilled professionals and the latest advancements in medical technology. They will be developed into Centers of Excellence in various specialties, providing quaternary care,” he added.

Gulf Medical University Annual Sports Fest 2017 off to a Colorful Start

Annual Sports Fest 2017

More than 2000 students from 28 different colleges and universities will compete in 226 events across 10 categories, over 6 days

The 16th annual sports festival of Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical University in the region owned and operated by Dubai-based international conglomerate Thumbay Group, got off to a colorful start at the University campus in Ajman on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Considered the biggest sports festival of the country, this year’s edition of the event has the participation of more than 2000 students from 28 different colleges and universities, who will compete in 226 events across 10 categories, over 6 days. The festival is being hosted and organized by Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, the award-winning network of health clubs operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group.

The event was formally inaugurated by the chief guest, Provost of GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, in the presence of the Deans of various colleges of GMU, sports directors,  students and officials of the participating colleges and universities. A colorful march-past of the participating teams followed by the torch-lighting ceremony which kick started the event were the highlights of the opening ceremony. There was also a fitness and exercise demonstration by Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, Ajman, emphasizing the message of healthy living.

The teams will vie for prizes in the following game categories: football, cricket, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, tennis, badminton, throw ball, squash and swimming. Medals and trophies for the winners will be distributed at the closing ceremony on Thursday, 2nd March 2017. All the participants will be awarded certificates of participation.

The grand sports event is held each year keeping in view the philosophy of Gulf Medical University “Healthy Body for a Healthy Mind” and to instill the spirit of sportsmanship and healthy competition among the students.

7th Annual Pharmacy Conference Discusses Safe Use of Medicines and Role of Community Pharmacists

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Pharmacists play a crucial role in medication safety, and there should be improved efforts to ensure the appropriate use of medicines through proper storage and distribution by qualified pharmacists, observed experts at the 7th Annual Pharmacy Conference organized by the College of Pharmacy of Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman on February 24, 2017.

The conference, themed “Safe Use of Medicines and Role of a Community Pharmacist,” and held at the GMU campus was attended by doctors, pharmacists and healthcare professionals from across the country. It was accredited by MOH for 5 CME hours. The conference stressed the need for the proper involvement of community pharmacists in medicine management and overall healthcare program.

Speaking on the importance of the conference, Prof. Arun Shirwaikar – Dean of GMU’s College of Pharmacy said that its aim was to emphasize the role of community pharmacists in ensuring patient safety and proper handling of medicines and to train and educate them. “Community pharmacists have a very important role as members of the healthcare team. Considering that they are the first line of contact for patients in matters related to medicines, they have a crucial role to play in preventing the misuse of medicine which might result in toxicity, as well as scenarios like antibiotics overuse which hamper effectiveness.”

The conference noted the increasing need to educate and orient community pharmacists beyond the traditional role of dispensing, to also properly store and handle medicines. Pharmacists should be well-equipped to take up this greater role.

Subject/Industry experts spoke on different aspects, covering topics such as Safe use of antimicrobials in the community pharmacy practice (by Dr. Dixon Thomas, Asst. Professor – GMU), Addressing medication errors can improve patient safety (by Dr. Suraj Radhamani, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, GMU), Classification of medication errors and prevention strategies (by Dr. Lana Hammad, Pharmacy Manager, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain), Monitoring and reporting of adverse drug reactions: community pharmacists’ role in pharmacovigilance activities (by Dr. Subish Palaian, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Practice, College of Pharmacy, GMU), Safety perspectives of OTC medications (by Dr. Shabaz, Lecturer and Clinical Pharmacist, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman), Adverse drug reactions of over the counter medication – interpretation of evidence based reports and prevention (by Dr. Kishore Gnana Sam, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, GMU).

About Thumbay Pharmacy

Thumbay Pharmacy, is one of the fastest-growing healthcare retail chains in the UAE operated by Thumbay Group. It has been delivering excellent healthcare solutions in the UAE for more than a decade and a half, now. Last year, the brand entered the Indian retail pharmacy sector with two outlets in Hyderabad.  Driven by the motto, “the right medication at the right time”, Thumbay Pharmacy serves patients round-the-clock, with a wide range of medications from reputed pharmaceutical companies dispensed by experienced pharmacists. With presence throughout the UAE, the network of Thumbay Pharmacies has earned the reputation of offering a diverse range of products and superior customer service.

Thumbay Hospital Enters the Guinness Book of World Records

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Thumbay Hospital, the leading network of academic hospitals of Gulf Medical University, Ajman owned and operated by Thumbay Group has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the largest online photo album of people holding a sign.

 

The certificate was presented to Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group by Ms. Hoda Khachab, Records Manager – MENA, Guinness World Records at a the annual Healthy Baby Contest held at Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, on Friday, 24th February 2017, in the presence of Thumbay Group’s Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen, and Bollywood celebrity Karisma Kapoor, the chief guest of the event.

Thumbay Group achieved the unique feat of creating the largest online photo of more than 33,000 people holding a sign saying “Be Happy, Be Healthy” signifying Thumbay Group’s unique ‘happiness hours’ initiative across its different businesses, including free consultations & tests at the Thumbay network of academic hospitals and clinics every Tuesday between 4pm to 5pm, from 1st January 2017 to December 31st 2017.

Expressing his happiness at the achievement, Mr. Thumbay Moideen said, “We are glad that our initiative to spread happiness and cheer in the country has also found a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. Thumbay Group is committed to utilize every opportunity to serve the community, and to promote happy and healthy lifestyles.” Congratulating the team for the accomplishment, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay invited the public to make the most of the happiness initiative at Thumbay hospitals and clinics.

About Thumbay Hospitals

Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates teaching hospitals in Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah and 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. The network of Thumbay hospitals and clinics offer teaching and training facilities to the students of Gulf Medical University – Ajman, the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group. 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.

Thumbay Hospital’s Annual Healthy Baby Contest Draws 5000+ visitors

Thumbay Hospital’s Annual Healthy Baby Contest Draws 5000+ visitors

Thumbay Hospital’s entry into the Guinness Book of World Records officially announced at the venue

The largest family fun-event in Dubai, Thumbay Hospital’s annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition was conducted at Dubai on Friday, February 24, 2017. As families swarmed the hospital premises with kids of all ages, the event saw an unprecedented participation of more than 5000 visitors.

Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor was the chief guest of the event. Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, and several other important dignitaries were present at the event.

For families, the event turned out to be a memorable weekend with unlimited fun, games and activities for children. Kids had numerous play zones to enjoy themselves and engage physically and mentally. Moreover, many parents availed the opportunity to freely interact with the hospital’s pediatricians, for parenting tips as well as queries regarding the growth and nutrition of children. Kids also got the chance to show their singing/dancing talents before a huge audience.

The seven-hour long contest featured “When I Grow-Up day” as the highlighting theme of this year’s edition, with activities and zones such as hospital zone; airport zone; candy land zone; barn yard zone; fire station zone; racers club zone, and many more.

The event also witnessed the official announcement of Thumbay Hospital’s entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, for creating the largest online photo album of people holding a sign. More than 33,000 people were photographed holding a sign saying “Be Happy, Be Healthy” signifying Thumbay Group’s unique ‘happiness hours’ initiative across its different businesses, including free consultations & tests at the Thumbay  network of academic hospitals and clinics every Tuesday between 4pm to 5pm, from 1st January 2017 to December 31st 2017.

Parents’ Testimonials

25-year-old Jordanian woman Esraa Hamzeh, who attended the event with her 11-month old daughter Jana, said, “Our baby was delivered in Thumbay Hospital and that’s how we came to know about this initiative. We are really happy to visit this evening today. It is very colorful and has a lot of activities for kids and families, providing resources to lead a healthier lifestyle.”

Pakistani woman Irum, who attended with her niece Muskaan, said, “The program provides parents direct, hands-on assistance, customized training to support healthy lifestyles with the pediatrician counseling. Since it’s scheduled on a Friday, we can come over without the fear of pressing work commitment deadlines. It’s a good community engagement initiative that brings together multi-cultural individuals to learn and improve the lives of the children in a fun-filled environment.”

Supporting Partners’ Comments

Officials representing Dubai Police who partnered the event appreciated Thumbay Group for this unique event to spread the message of healthy living, among families. “I am extremely happy to represent Dubai Police at the event here today. Festivities combined with knowledge and training from the pediatricians creates a unique combination for the kids,” said an official.  Expressing the support of Dubai Civil Defence fire fighters, an official said, “In keeping with the efforts to help the Emirate’s residents enjoy a higher quality of life, we are here to support the Annual Healthy Baby Contest as partners for the event.”

List of Prize Winners

Category 1 (up to 1 year old): 1st prize – Nivedh Parki, 2nd Prize – Jana Hamzeh, 3rd Prize – Priston Samuel, Curly Hair – Aisir Shrikanth, Sunshine Smile – Aala Adil, Chubby Cheeks – Mohammad Shiraz Memon, Sparkling Eyes – Kashvi Takkar

Category 2 (1 – 2 year old): 1st prize – Felix Dominiq, 2nd Prize – Mahan Bint Sohaib, 3rd Prize – Mast Vihan Zale, Curly Hair – Nadive Deheeh, Sunshine Smile – Gaatri, Chubby Cheeks – Otman Zafar Khan, Sparkling Eyes – Mohammad Ashar

Caregory 3 (2 – 3 year old): 1st prize – Zidan Islam, 2nd Prize – Nahla Aljanan, 3rd Prize – Shabbir Ali Asghar, Curly Hair – Warisha Nadeem, Sunshine Smile – Aradhya Agarwal, Chubby Cheeks – Mohammad Shaiq, Sparkling Eyes – Doorva Trivedi

Caregory 4 (3 – 4 year old): 1st prize – Zahwa Fatima Abdurahman, 2nd Prize – Ruqaiyah Hasan, 3rd Prize – Aira Fatima Aftab, Curly Hair – Maedot Melaku, Sunshine Smile – Maryem Shoib, Chubby Cheeks – Zahra Ali, Sparkling Eyes – Ahana Shetty

Caregory 5 (4 – 5 year old): 1st prize –Fatima Mohammad Zafar, 2nd Prize – Zena Darwish, 3rd Prize – Arham Shoaib, Curly Hair – Hiba Zaina, Sunshine Smile – Daiwik Shiv Kumar, Chubby Cheeks – Maryam Sikandar Zaman, Sparkling Eyes – Zayd Zameer Pasha

Facebook photo contest: Noora Ibrahim, Fatema Amaan Khan, Mahdi Abdullah, Haleema Abdul Razack, Noreen Naseer, Abigail Vijo

Raffle Draw Winner (Family trip to Singapore): Hamza Pardawala

About Thumbay Hospitals

Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates teaching hospitals in in Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah Sharjah and 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. The network of Thumbay hospitals and clinics offer teaching and training facilities to the students of Gulf Medical University – Ajman, the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group. 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.

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby at Thumbay Hospital-Dubai

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United Arab Emirates February 21, 2017: A 63-year-old woman in Dubai has given birth to a healthy baby girl at Thumbay Hospital on February 19, 2017 at 7.15 am, making her a third time-mum after a year-long IVF treatment.

Last year, the Sri-lankan lady and her Indian husband decided to start a family, but they knew they’d have to deal with a few bumps in the road. To overcome the risks associated with late pregnancies, they saw an in vitro fertilization specialist in Chennai (India) who gave her the go-ahead.

The journey, however, was not an easy one, admits the 63-year-old miracle mum. She was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia [hypertension during pregnancy] and placenta previa [the condition when a baby’s placenta partially or totally covers the opening in the mother’s cervix], following her check-ups at the Thumbay Hospital. By the 36-th week, she complained of bleeding, and was therefore led to an emergency caesarean section.

Overwhelmed with the joy of welcoming her baby four weeks in advance, the new-mom said, “Despite the complications in the case, the hospital staff extended special care and provided round-the clock services to make it a smooth delivery and post-natal care. The baby weighed 2.3-kilogram (5.1-pound) at birth is now doing perfectly well.”

Dr. Jaget Nirmala, Specialist, Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thumbay Hospital Dubai said, “Women who are healthy enough to have a baby in their later years shouldn’t be scared to do so. One should let nature decide. Childbearing at 62-years of age is extremely rare, but not a record. The patient and the baby have responded well to the treatment at our facility and have been doing well.”

The hospital authorities confirmed that the couple will be able to take their newborn home on Feb 21, 2017.

Competition for Thumbay Group’s Annual Healthy Baby Contest heats up; with more than 1000 participant entries

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February 22, 2017: The annual ‘Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition’, Dubai’s largest family fun event will be held from 2pm to 9pm on Friday, 24th February 2017 at Thumbay Hospital Dubai. More than 1,000 children have registered their participation in the contest that rewards children up to 5 years of age bracket: (a) Three months to one year; (b) one to two years; (c) two to three years; (d) three to four years and (d) four to five years.

Under the competition’s guidelines, each participating child is judged by a panel of leading pediatricians as well as experts from the Thumbay network of academic hospitals on factors such as the overall physical/mental growth, complete immunization, and the parents’ knowledge about childcare. In addition, participating children will be awarded for special categories such as Curly Hair, Sparkling Eyes, Sunshine Smile and Chubby Cheeks, for each of the age groups.

Bollywood celeb Karisma Kapoor will grace the occasion to engage in a meet and greet photo-session and extend her support in raising awareness on promoting a healthy lifestyle and nutrition needs of children.  In addition, parents will be provided free access to parents with the renowned pediatricians of Thumbay Hospitals to learn tips and suggestions for providing the perfect-growing up environment.

The seven-hour long contest will feature “When I Grow-Up day” as the highlighting theme of 2017 edition, with activities and zones such as hospital zone; airport zone; candy land zone; barn yard zone; fire station zone; racers club zone, and many more.

Online Registration for the contest, Visit

Registration forms (Print) for the contest are available at Thumbay Hospitals (Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah & Ajman), Thumbay Clinics (Ajman, Dubai, UAQ & RAK), Gulf Medical University (Ajman), Body & Soul Health Clubs (Ajman, Dubai & Sharjah), Blends & Brews Coffee Shops and Thumbay Pharmacy outlets.

For more information & registration, please contact 06-7463333, 06-7431333, 04-6030555, 06-5358111, 055-4991753, or visit the

 

Thumbay Hospital Conducts Free Health Checkup Camp at Indian Excellent Private School

Thumbay Hospital Conducts Free Health Checkup Camp at Indian Excellent Private School

Thumbay Hospital Ajman, part of the network of academic hospitals operated by the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, conducted a free medical and dental camp at the Indian Excellent Private School, Sharjah on February 20, 2017. The camp was organized as part of the annual sports event of the school.

The health checkup camp offered free tests for blood sugar and blood pressure, as well as the dental checkup. More than hundred people, including students of the school and, their parents attended the camp.

Thumbay Hospital Ajman Conducts Health Camp as a Part of UAE National Sports Day Event

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Thumbay Hospital Ajman, the leading academic hospital operated by Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, conducted a free health checkup camp at the Ajman Palace Hotel, Ajman on February 16, 2017.

The health camp was conducted as part of the event organized by Umm Al Moumineen Women’s Association, on the occasion of the UAE National Sports Day.

More than 50 people availed the free health checkup services offered at the camp.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah Organizes a Health & Dental Check up Camp at Gulf Asian English High School

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Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah Organized a Health  & Dental Check up camp in coordination with Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre(KMCC) Sharjah at Gulf Asian English High School on  17th February  2017.

Medical services offered at the camp included Free Dental Screening, Free Random Blood Sugar (RBS), Free Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate, BMI (Height & weight),  Basic Medical Counseling and Health Talk by Dr. Mubarack Valiyakath Specialist Cardiologist.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah has been conducting such health camp as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility at various locations in Sharjah, to raise health awareness among the public. More than 150 people got benefited from the camp said Dr. Manish Singhal Chief Operating officer & Dr. Shaju Philip  Assistant Administrative Director at Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center Sharjah.