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Large Crowds of New & Expectant Moms Celebrate ‘Mom’s Day Out’ at Thumbay Hospital Dubai

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The third edition of the annual event drew more than 1000 participants and around 3000 visitors

The annual ‘Mom’s Day Out’ event of Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group, turned out to be a fun-filled evening with plenty of interactions, games, contests, prizes and valuable information for the crowds of moms and expectant moms who had thronged the hospital premises on Friday, 28th April 2017.

Considered one of the biggest event of the kind for new and expectant moms in the country, ‘Mom’s Day Out’ is a unique annual program to entertain and enlighten the participants on pregnancy and motherhood. Over 1000 participants and around 3000 visitors were present at the event this year.

The event was an exclusive occasion for new and expectant moms to understand motherhood better through a variety of activities like one-to-one consultation with the experienced doctors of Thumbay Hospital on matters related to pregnancy and issues concerning newborn babies, in addition to a variety of activities including games and contests. Activities included Online and On-Ground Contests, Diet & Nutrition Counseling, Beauty and Spa Relaxation Station, Mother & Child Product Exhibition, Yoga Session, and Fun Activities and Games.

Participants also had the chance to win prizes from the exciting contests specifically the Royal Bake and Win Contest and the Super Mom Facebook Contest. Here is a list of winners who bagged prizes from online contest:

  • 1st Place – Realyn Cordenete Alvarez
  • 2nd Place – Pooja Gupta
  • 3rd Place – Rechu Jithin
  • 4th Place – Namdeo Sadhana
  • 5th Place – Neha Pankaj Nihalani

The event was designed as a complete and comprehensive program with activities across various one-on-one zones, viz., Understanding the Changes in Women’s Body during Pregnancy, Taking prescribed Medicines and Vitamins, Stems Cell Banking, Stages of Pain during Labor and Delivery, Ways to Relieve Pain, Breast Feeding Challenges and Techniques, Touch Therapy, Positive Parenting and Building the Baby’s IQ. There were two special sessions conducted to impart knowledge to parents and first-time parents. First session was spearheaded by the celebrity dietician Ms. Mitun De Sarkar, who gave valuable insights on weight management during pregnancy and after childbirth and the second session was led by Ms. Susie Carr, a Trainer from Life Works Foundation who focused on Pre & Post Natal Depression

The event helped many participants overcome their anxieties on motherhood and clear common misconceptions on pregnancy, as they attended the one-on-one consultation with senior gynecologists, pediatricians, dieticians and other experts. The expert doctors stressed the importance of the special care pregnant and lactating women needed during Ramadan. A wide range of prenatal and antenatal products were also showcased and demonstrated before them.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said that the annual ‘Mom’s Day Out’ is a unique event of Thumbay Hospital for new and expectant moms, to make their motherhood journey a pleasant one. “We not only educate and entertain new and expectant moms through this event, but we also give them the chance to avail free specialist consultations and the opportunity to book our discounted maternity packages,” he added.

About: Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division

 Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates academic hospitals in the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & Sharjah) and Hyderabad – India, as well as a network of day care centers and 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 provide clinical training for the students of Gulf Medical University (GMU), 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 22 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.

Today, Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate, with presence across 20 sectors of business 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.

Thumbay Hospital Ajman to Organize Blood Donation Camp as a Part of CSR Drive

Thumbay Hospital Ajman to Organize Blood Donation Camp as a Part of CSR Drive

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by the Dubai-based diversified international business conglomerate Thumbay Group, is organizing a blood donation camp in association with the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center on Thursday, 27th April 2017.

The camp, which will be held from 5pm to 9pm is expected to be attended by a large number of donors including the staff of Thumbay Group, including those from Thumbay Hospital, as well as the members of the public.

 “Thumbay Hospital is proud to organize this blood donation camp, which is one of our humble efforts to give back to society. Corporate Social Responsibility is a full-fledged activity of Thumbay Group and we utilize every single opportunity to promote good health and well-being among the public,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group.

The blood donation camp aims to educate the community on the beneficial aspects of blood donation and to promote awareness amongst the general public about safe blood transfusion and motivate people to donate blood voluntarily for a noble cause. Blood donation camps are regularly organized by Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, to supplement the efforts of government blood banks and other regulatory bodies with regard to voluntary blood donation.

Certificates will be awarded to blood donors at the event, as a token of appreciation for their support to the CSR cause.

Thumbay Hospital’s ‘Mom’s Day Out’ to Entertain, Educate and Engage Moms-to-be and New Moms at Dubai on April 28

Thumbay Hospital’s ‘Mom’s Day Out’ to Entertain, Educate and Engage Moms-to-be and New Moms at Dubai on April 28

The biggest health, wellness and fun event in the country for new and expectant moms to understand motherhood better, win exciting prizes and meet & interact

Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group UAE, is all set to conduct the third edition of ‘Mom’s Day Out’, an exciting annual event exclusively for new and expectant moms on Friday, 28th April 2017, 4:00 pm onwards. The event promises to be a fun-filled evening with a number of contests, informative sessions, games, exhibitions and activities, all designed to entertain and educate the participants. This year’s theme is “Every Mom is a Queen!”

‘Mom’s Day Out’ has been rising in popularity and participation, making it one of the most awaited moms’ events in the country. The event provides participants the chance for a one-to-one interaction with the experienced doctors of Thumbay Hospital, on matters related to pregnancy and issues concerning newborn babies. Activities this year include: The Royal Bake & Win Contest, Diet & Nutrition Counseling, Beauty, Spa Relaxation Station, Mother & Child Product Exhibition and Fun Activities, Games & Prizes. There will also be a children’s play area and fun activities to entertain kids.

This year’s edition of ‘Mom’s Day Out’ has been conceived as a complete event for new and expectant moms, with activities across various one-on-one zones. For pregnant moms, the four zones include: Understanding Your Pregnant Body, Medicine & Pregnancy, Stems Cell Banking and  Labour – Stages & Pain Relief Options.  New moms can access the following four zones: Breast Feeding – Challenges & Troubleshooting, Touch Therapy, Positive Parenting and Building Your Baby’s IQ.

Registration for the event is completely free. In addition to learning more about pregnancy and clearing misconceptions, participants also get to appreciate prenatal and antenatal products and facilities firsthand. A wide range of baby stuff, beauty products, nutritional supplements, organic foods, maternity clothing and accessories, pregnancy/parenting books etc. will also be on display. Visitors will also be able to book Thumbay Hospital’s specially discounted maternity package, irrespective of their stage of pregnancy.

A Facebook photo contest titled ‘Super Mom Photo Contest’ is also being conducted by as part of the event. Registrations and voting for the contest are currently open at Thumbay Hospital’s official Facebook page, and winners, whose names will be declared on the event day, stand to win cool prizes.

‘Mom’s Day Out’ is a very popular annual event of Thumbay Hospital, which attracts participants and visitors from all over the UAE. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Health care Division of Thumbay Group said that the 2017 edition of Mom’s Day Out would be bigger in terms of the number of participants and visitors. “We welcome all new and expectant moms to the event and urge them to make the best use of this unique opportunity to entertain and educate themselves,” he said.

For more details on the event, to register online or to participate in the Facebook photo contest, please visit the link:

Gulf Medical University to host School Counselors Meet

Gulf Medical University to host School Counselors Meet

The meet will also have a Panel Discussion on ‘Is the present education system preparing students to face the challenges of tomorrow?’

The Gulf Medical University Ajman will be hosting the first UAE School Counselors meet at its campus on Thursday, the 27th of April 2017 from 10am to 1.00 pm The meet is expected to attract over 400 school counselors and senior teachers from all over UAE.

Our aim is to introduce to you the state of the art facilities at our university and give you an insight into the academic activities of the institution. The meet will give everyone a chance to exchange opinions in the current and future directions of the educational system, said Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of the university. We would like to take the opportunity to honor some of the leading school counsellors during the meet, he added.

All the delegates will have the chance to interact with the academic leadership of the university. The counselors will have an interactive session with the deans of constituent colleges of the university to understand the various programs that are offered by each college. The session will facilitate an exchange of ideas allowing education providers to make a strong case for their admissions procedures, quality of academics, faculty, etc. to the professionals who play a pivotal role as influencers and guidance counsellors to students.

The meet will also have a Panel Discussion on ‘Is the present education system preparing students to face the challenges of tomorrow?’ The panelists will include Ministry of Education Officials, Educationists, Psychologists, Parents and Students. Leading psychologists like Dr. Mandy Ewen, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology College of Education, Zayed University, Dubai Campus, Dr. Smitha Dev, Psychology Course Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Psychology AbuDhabi University, Mr. Srivalsan Murugan, Principal Our Own English High School Sharjah and the academic leadership of the Gulf Medical University will participate in the panel discussion.

The meeting will end with a special networking lunch.

 

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

A push for prevention

This year’s global theme for World Malaria Day is End Malaria for Good. In the lead-up to 25 April, WHO is shining a spotlight on prevention, a critical strategy for reducing the toll of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually.

Since 2000, malaria prevention has played an important role in reducing cases and deaths, primarily through the scale up of insecticide-treated nets and indoor spraying with insecticides.

Across sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is heavily concentrated, a greater share of the population is sleeping under insecticide-treated nets. In 2015, an estimated 53% of the population at risk slept under a treated net compared to 30% in 2010. In 20 African countries, preventive treatment for pregnant woman increased five-fold between 2010 and 2015.

Prevention scale-up is yielding results: According to the latest estimates from WHO, many countries with ongoing malaria transmission have reduced their disease burden significantly. On a global scale, new malaria cases fell by 21% between 2010 and 2015. Malaria death rates fell by 29% in the same 5-year period.

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Thumbay Hospital’s Health Insurance Conference Discusses Evolving Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Thumbay Hospital’s Health Insurance Conference Discusses Evolving Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Prevalence of health insurance and the innovations in the sector has been instrumental in providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to UAE residents, noted experts at the ‘Conference on Challenges of Change: Health Insurance Trends In 2017,’ held at The Palace Downtown, Dubai on Thursday, 20th April 2017. Organized by the Thumbay Hospital network of academic hospitals in association with Gulf Medical University, Ajman, the conference discussed and deliberated on the new trends and challenges and discussed opportunities in the sector.

 

H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki – Advisor to the UAE Minister of Health & Prevention was the chief guest of the conference. Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder, President Board of Governors, Gulf Medical University, Ajman was the special guest of honor. Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf – Director of Health Funding, DHA delivered the keynote address. Elaborating on the evolving trends, he said that the insurance sector in the UAE is expected to experience a great deal of growth and innovation, as the country is one of the fastest growing health insurance markets in the GCC.

Other eminent speakers at the conference included Dr. K P Hussein – MD & CEO, FMC Insurance, who spoke on the topic ‘History of Essential Medical Insurance in UAE,’ Mr. Mohamed Al Holaibi – 3M Gulf HIS Division Manager, Middle East, on the topic ‘Introduction to DRG,’ Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President, Healthcare, Thumbay Group UAE, on the topic ‘Future of Healthcare – Thumbay Group’s Strategic plans,’ Dr. P K Menon, Director – Thumbay Labs, on ‘Predicting Health: Prognosticating life expectancy’ and Dr. Yasmeen Jumma – Head Thumbay Hospital Insurance Department, on ‘Challenges faced by Health Insurance Providers.’

The chief guest presented Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf – Director of Health Funding, DHA with the ‘Icon of Health Insurance’ award, in honor of his contributions to the advancements in health insurance.   ‘Special Award of Honor and Recognition’ were awarded to the following experts from the insurance industry: Dr. K. P. Hussain – MD & CEO, FMC Insurance, Dr. Khaed Jamal – Managing Director, Pentacare Medical Services, Mr. Mike Collier – CEO, Amity Health Insurance, Mr. Nabil Shanawani – Asst. General Manager, Al Buhaira National Insurance Company and Mr. Wael Al Sharif – CEO, Takaful Emarat-Insurance.

The speakers were honored with mementos. Certificates were given to the participants.

Thumbay Hospital Conducts Free Health Checkup Camp at Etisalat Business Center Ajman

Thumbay Hospital Conducts Free Health Checkup Camp at Etisalat Business Center Ajman

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group, conducted a free health checkup camp at Etisalat Business Center, Al Jurf, Ajman on 17th April.

 Close to 140 people attended the camp which offered free consultation with specialist doctors in Dentistry, Eye and Internal Medicine specialties as well as with the hospital’s Nutritionist. In addition, visitors at the camp were offered free blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI checkups.

Thumbay Clinic Conducts Free health Checkup Camp at IAG RAK

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Thumbay Clinic, Ras Al Khaimah, one of the leading family clinics under the network of state-of-the-art clinics owned and operated by Thumbay Group, conducted a free health checkup camp at the International Armored Group in Ras Al Khaimah on 17th April 2017. The camp offered free checkups of blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI, in addition to free consultation with the General Practitioner Dr .Raheela Ahmed Mirza. A total of 93 patients availed the services of the camp.

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

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

Thumbay Hospital Day Care is now open at University City Road, Sharjah in addition to Rolla, where the first day care facility was launched

The healthcare division of Thumbay Group has opened a new multispecialty day care hospital, Thumbay Hospital Day Care, as the latest addition to its network of teaching hospitals. Located at University City Road, Sharjah, 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 Group had opened its first day care hospital in Rolla, Sharjah in January 2017.

The new hospital was inaugurated on Sunday, 16th April 2017 by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri – Assistant Undersecretary for MOH Policy & Licenses, Ministry of Health, Dubai, in the presence of Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President, Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar MoideenThumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division and Director – Thumbay Technologies, as well as 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. Specialties available at the hospital include Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Chest Medicine, Urology, Dental services and Dermatology, complete with ambulance services and dedicated insurance and administrative back-up.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, vice president of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group said that the concept of day care hospitals was catching up fast, in the country. Multiple factors have contributed to this transition including improved anesthetic and surgical techniques, and enhanced pain management system. The chance of faster recovery from the disease, shorter hospital stay, affordable costs of medical care, quick recovery with zero risk of infection and the possibility of going home the same day are some attractions.

“Thumbay Hospital Day Care offers the conveniences of 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,” said Mr. Akbar.

Speaking about the expanding network of Thumbay academic hospitals worldwide, Mr. Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group said that the new hospital was the latest addition to the Thumbay Hospital network. “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. The group will have 15 academic hospitals worldwide, by then,” he said.

About Thumbay Group

Founded by Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate with operations across 20 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. Headquartered in Dubai, the group presently employs around 4000 people, which will increase to 6000 by 2017-end. Presently, 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, besides employing 20,000 people by the year 2022.