Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood’s initiative “My Child’s Seat” succeeds in gathering many organizations to provide car seats in order to prevent injuries caused by traffic accidents

The Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood’s initiative “My Child’s Seat” succeeds in gathering many organizations to provide car seats in order to prevent injuries caused by traffic accidents

The humanitarian initiative “My Child’s Seat”, launched by The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) in cooperation with Ministry of Interior, has been a success through providing car seats to prevent injuries/fatalities caused by traffic accidents.

H.E. Rym Al Falasy – Secretary General of The Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood – said that this successful humanitarian initiative instigated by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak – Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood – has achieved its goals and grouped together many entities where funding and car seats were donated in order to protect children during car accidents.

H.E. Rym Al Falasy clarified that this initiative aimed for parents and the community has achieved its goals where entities and community members have donated car seats for families in need, such as “Thumbay Hospital” – the leading network of private academic hospitals owned and operated by Thumbay Group – in Dubai, which has vowed to distribute 400 car seats across the UAE in support of the initiative. Her Excellency also added that many other entities are joining the initiative to provide hundreds of car seats.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group said, “Thumbay Group is honored to be a part of this humanitarian cause initiated in line with the directives of Her Highness Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. This campaign will not only help raise awareness among parents on the importance their children’s safety, but will also inspire them to bring up their kids as law abiding citizens. By taking the campaign’s message to expectant parents, Thumbay Hospital aims to ensure that the safety of each child begins from the time he/she leaves the hospital as a newborn.” He also added that Thumbay Hospital will distribute 400 child car seats across the UAE. The seats will be given to expectant mothers who would be booking the delivery packages at Thumbay Hospitals in Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah, during the month of November 2017.

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 multispecialty 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 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. 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.

Established by the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, 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 Group follows a strategic plan, according to which the Group aims to expand its businesses over ten times, with global presence. The strategic vision plan aims to quadruple the employee strength to 20,000 by the year 2022

Thumbay Clinic Ajman Conducts Free Health Camp at Gulf Steel Industries

Thumbay Clinic Ajman Conducts Free Health Camp at Gulf Steel Industries

Thumbay Clinic – Ajman, part of the network of state-of-the-art family clinics operated by Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, conducted a free health awareness camp at Gulf Steel Industries, Hamriyah Free Zone, on 9th September 2017.

Free services offered at the camp included: General Practitioner and Dentist consultations, blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI checkups, eye test and lung function test. Many employees of Gulf Steel Industries availed the services.

Emergency Coronary Angioplasty at Thumbay Hospital Ajman Saves Patient Whose Heart Stopped Beating

Emergency Coronary Angioplasty at Thumbay Hospital Ajman Saves Patient Whose Heart Stopped Beating

Dr. Debabrata Dash, Specialist – Interventional Cardiology, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman

Heart attack, known as myocardial infarction, is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. A heart attack or a cardiac arrest is caused by decreased blood supply to the person’s heart muscle. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, the blood flow to the brain and other vital organs stops completely, leading to death if not treated immediately.

Sudden deaths resulting from heart attacks occur when the heart goes into dangerous rhythms such as ventricular fibrillation (VF) or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT). Half of the patients who die of heart attack do so before reaching the hospital. VF is most likely to develop during the first 4 hours (called as golden period) after the onset of heart attack pain. So, early recognition and treatment plays a crucial role in patient’s survival.

A few days ago, a 57 year old Indian male patient experienced a miraculous escape from SCA at Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, thanks to the prompt and expert care he received. The patient’s troubles had started at around 7am in the morning, when he started experiencing chest discomfort, which soon escalated to chest tightness in a few hours’ time. By 7pm on the same day, he had severe retrosternal chest burn accompanied by cold sweat, which made him consult a local physician.

The patient was then referred to Thumbay Hospital, Ajman, where he was brought into the Emergency department. During triage in Emergency, the patient developed cardiac arrest. ECG findings revealed that his heart had stopped working due to dangerous VF/VT rhythms making him unconscious. MET call was generated and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) was initiated with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The patient was shocked out of VF. There was Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) after 15 minutes of  resuscitation.

This was when the team led by Dr. Debabrata Dash, Interventional Cardiologist intervened. Assisted by the staff and doctors of Thumbay Hospital’s modern Cath Lab, Dr. Dash carried out emergency coronary angiography and opened the obstructed artery by angioplasty, restoring blood flow to the heart.

The patient was off the ventilator the very next day and the high level of care he received at the ICU ensured smooth and speedy recovery within just 2 days. “Angioplasty in a dying patient is technically demanding and challenging as the survival rate is just around 5%. But without this procedure, the patient would succumb to death as no other treatment is effective at this stage. In this case, our prompt action resulted in the successful outcome, although there were complications involved,” says Dr. Dash. According to studies conducted in Europe, he points out,the incidence of sudden deaths following SCA is 8.6%. SCA is fatal in 95% of cases. It kills about 1000 people a day worldwide –which roughly works out to one person every 90 seconds; more than the casualties of lung & breast cancer combined.

Cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition. Once the heart goes into arrest, after around 4 minutes the patient will start to have brain damage and after 12 minutes he/she could be dead.  So, early CPR and prompt angioplasty are vital for the survival of the patient. “In patients with cardiac arrest, if there is no non-cardiac cause, they must have an urgent coronary angiography followed by coronary angioplasty if there is coronary disease. Non-cardiac causes of cardiac arrest such as trauma, brain hemorrhage, metabolic problems i.e., severe hypoglycemia should be ruled out before performing coronary angiography,” cautions Dr. Dash.

Thumbay Hospital Ajman has a brand-new, most-modern Cath Lab under highly qualified and experienced doctors. The other services available are Valvuloplasties, Pacemakers and ICDs, ASD and PDA closure and other paediatric interventions

About Thumbay Hospital – Ajman

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman is a part of the Thumbay network of academic hospitals owned and operated by Thumbay Group. It is the first JCI accredited hospital in Ajman and recipient of the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award. The hospital has an excellent Cardiology Department led by expert doctors with a lot of experience working with the most modern technologies and well-versed with advanced treatments and procedures. The department offers world-class services ranging from routine check-ups to handling highly critical cases. Some of the features of the Cardiac Department include: well-equipped ICUs, recent type of echocardiogram, high-quality monitors and ventilators inside the ICU etc. The cardiac services are streamlined and properly coordinated right from the ER to the ICU, ensuring perfect care. The Pediatric Echocardiography is handled by highly experienced doctors.

Bio: Dr. Debabrata Dash

Dr. Dash has worked as consultant interventional cardiologist at many prestigious institutes in India. He is an invited international faculty in China, Korea, Japan, USA, Latin America, Singapore, Vietnam. He was awarded by World of Great Faces for best service in cardiology in 2010 and Excellent Interventional Cardiologist of the Year in 2012.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Conducts Free Health Checkup Camp at Sharjah Wanderers

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Conducts Free Health Checkup Camp at Sharjah Wanderers

Thumbay Hospital Day Care – University City Road, Sharjah, the multispecialty day care center operated by Thumbay Group’s healthcare division,conducted a free health checkup camp at the Sharjah Wanderers sports club, on 9th September 2017.

The camp offered free blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI checks, in addition to GP Consultation. Around 50 members and staff of the club availed the free services at the camp.

 

Gulf Medical University Participated in AMEE 2017 Conference in Helsinki

Gulf Medical University Participated in AMEE 2017 Conference in Helsinki

Virtual Patients in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) – Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, presented a poster on VPL in AMEE 2017 Conference in Helsinki.

 

About Gulf Medical University

Owned and operated by Dubai-based diversified international business conglomerate Thumbay Group, the Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman was founded by the group’s Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen, in 1998. GMU is today a preferred-choice for medical education to students of 75 nationalities, and employs faculty and staff from over 25 countries. GMU’s courses include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Laboratory Technologist, Anesthesia & Surgical Technologist, Imaging Technologist, Public Health and the Transnational Collaboration – ADCPS. Thumbay Group’s network of academic hospitals (Thumbay Hospital), multispecialty daycare centers (Thumbay Hospital Day Care), clinics (Thumbay Clinics), pharmacies (Thumbay Pharmacy), diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) etc., provide training facilities for GMU students.

Gulf Medical University Welcomes Consul General of India

Gulf Medical University Welcomes Consul General of India

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman had the pleasure of hosting the Consul General of India in Dubai, His Excellency Mr. Vipul, on Wednesday, 30th August 2017. The Consul General was received at the university by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder, President Board of Trustees of GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU and the Deans of various colleges of GMU.

H.E. Mr. Vipul was presented with the vision and mission of GMU, and he toured the educational and research facilities in the campus, including the different ongoing projects of the hospitals and medical centers within the campus. He also visited the University’s Research & Innovation Center, Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research, Thumbay Institute of Population Health and the Thumbay Institute of Health Workforce Development & Leadership. The Consul General was also apprised about the efforts of Gulf Medical University to emerge as the first private Academic Health System in the region.

H.E. Mr. Vipul commended Mr. Thumbay Moideen for his efforts in establishing a world-class university delivering high-quality medical education, healthcare and research. He wished Mr. Thumbay Moideen and his team more successes in the future.

About Gulf Medical University

Owned and operated by Dubai-based diversified international business conglomerate Thumbay Group, the Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman was founded by the group’s Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen, in 1998. GMU is today a preferred-choice for medical education to students of 75 nationalities, and employs faculty and staff from over 25 countries. GMU’s courses include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Laboratory Technologist, Anesthesia & Surgical Technologist, Imaging Technologist, Public Health and the Transnational Collaboration – ADCPS. Thumbay Group’s network of academic hospitals (Thumbay Hospital), multispecialty daycare centers (Thumbay Hospital Day Care), clinics (Thumbay Clinics), pharmacies (Thumbay Pharmacy), diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) etc., provide training facilities for GMU students.

 

Bollywood Actor Arjun Rampal Meets and Greets Fans at Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Bollywood Actor Arjun Rampal Meets and Greets Fans at Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Popular Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal visited Thumbay Hospital – Dubai on Tuesday, 29th August 2017. The actor was at the hospital to meet and greet his fans as part of the promotion of his new film.

Arjun was welcomed at the hospital by members of the administrative team of Thumbay Hospital Dubai. Accompanied by them, the actor toured the modern facilities of the hospital. He also visited the outlets of various Thumbay Group brands within the hospital, like Thumbay Medical Tourism, Thumbay Pharmacy, Zo & Mo Opticals, Nutri Plus Vita and Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe.

The celebrity visitor was appreciative of the latest equipment and state-of-the-art technology in use at the hospital. He was particularly impressed with the recently launched ‘telemedicine’ facility at the hospital. The hospital’s telemedicine service uses a mobile application platform incorporating advanced communications technologies to support long-distance video visits, wellness care, patient health education, push alerts, health analytics, electronic health records administration etc., maximizing patient convenience.

Elaborating on the telemedicine service, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said, “The telemedicine service is part of our continuous efforts to maximize patient convenience. The service seeks to enable access to our world-class healthcare from the comfort of the patient’s home or office. Apart from hassle-free healthcare access, it would also enable us to manage health records electronically, enable automated prescriptions and long term medical history access and provide emergency assistance, achieving improved clinical outcomes and healthy life through education, technology and accessibility.”

The actor also experienced the Marhaba Lounge, a unique offering from Thumbay Hospitals which delivers personalized services and fast-tracks patients’ requirements including registration formalities, consultation, examination/diagnosis, procedures, documentation, billing etc., requiring minimal waiting times.

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 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. 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.

Established by the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, 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 Group follows a strategic plan, according to which the Group aims to expand its businesses over ten times, with global presence. The strategic vision plan aims to quadruple the employee strength to 20,000 by the year 2022.