Monthly Archives: October 2017

High-profile Delegation from the Republic of Ghana Visits Ajman Ruler’s Court and Academic Unit of Thumbay Group

High-profile Delegation from the Republic of Ghana Visits Ajman Ruler’s Court and Academic Unit of Thumbay Group

A high-profile delegation from the Republic of Ghana, led by H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the first lady of the Republic of Ghana, visited the Ajman Ruler’s Court and Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman – the leading private medical university of the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group – on 31st October 2017. The delegation also included senior government officials of Ghana as well as officials of the Consulate of Ghana, Dubai.

At the Ruler’s Court, Ajman, the delegation was granted audience by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman. The delegation presented before His Highness, the Republic of Ghana’s eagerness for greater cooperation.

At Gulf Medical University (GMU), the delegation was received by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder, President Board of Trustees GMU, Prof. Hossam Hamdy – Chancellor of GMU, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and other members of Thumbay Group Board. They were then presented with an overview of Thumbay Group’s activities in medical education, healthcare, research and other sectors, as well as an outline of the ongoing and upcoming expansion projects. The delegation toured the University’s educational and research facilities, including the different ongoing projects of the hospitals and medical centers in the campus. They 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.

Speaking about his experience at GMU, H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said, “We are very impressed with what we have seen here. We are happy that many Ghanaian students are pursuing their medical education at GMU.  We hope to see this remarkable model of healthcare, medical education and research replicated in Ghana.” Complementing the Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research at GMU, H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia commented that it was the best lab in the GCC region he had seen. He assured Mr. Thumbay Moideen of the government’s support to launch Thumbay Group’s projects in Ghana.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen said that Gulf Medical University was in the process of establishing campuses in three new countries, including Ghana. Thanking the delegation for their visit, he expressed Thumbay Group’s keenness to explore more areas of collaboration with Ghana.

About Thumbay Group

Established by the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, today the Dubai-based 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. Accordingly, 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. The strategic vision plan aims to increase the group’s employee strength to 25,000 by the year 2022.

Police Aid Post Opens at Thumbay Hospital, Ajman

Police Aid Post Opens at Thumbay Hospital, Ajman

An aid post of Ajman Police was opened at Thumbay Hospital, Ajman on 25th October 2015. The chief guest of the opening ceremony, H.E. Major General Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi – the General Commander of Ajman Police officially inaugurated the aid post. Also present at the ceremony were Mr. Mohammad Abufara – COO of Thumbay Hospital Ajman, officers of Ajman Police and members of the hospital’s administration team.

The police aid post has been set up to facilitate the fast and easy clearance of the patients’ police-related formalities. Apart from RTA clearance in case of accidents, the aid post would also deal with hospitalizations in police cases and enable desk notifications, eliminating the need to either visit the police station or wait for officers to arrive.

Speaking about the permanent police office inside Thumbya Hospital, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division said: “The new police aid post is an important addition to Thumbay Hospital’s patient-friendly services. Patients can now seek the help of the police as and when they require.” Mr. Mohammad Abufara said that with the setting up of the police aid post, the entire hospital building is now under round-the-clock surveillance of the police, providing additional safety to the in-patients.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Program and Health Camp at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Program and Health Camp at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care – University City Road, Sharjah conducted a health awareness program on breast cancer at  St. Gregorios Orthodox Church on 27th October.  The program included a talk by the hospital’s Specialist Gynecology Dr. Amal and Dr. Santhosh-Specialist Radiology on Breast Cancer Awareness. Around 70 members of the church attended the lecture. We have also offered Free Gynecology consultation, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and BMI check up.

GMU MASE 2017: Gulf Medical University Opens its Doors to 5000+ Students Visiting the Biggest Annual Interschool Medical & Science Exhibition

GMU MASE 2017: Gulf Medical University Opens its Doors to 5000+ Students Visiting the Biggest Annual Interschool Medical & Science Exhibition

Being held at the Gulf Medical University (GMU) Campus on 25th and 26th October, GMU MASE will showcase more than 800 exhibits in the project, poster and painting categories, by talented young students from across schools in the UAE, competing for total cash prizes worth AED 25,000.

Thousands of upcoming young doctors, scientists and medical/science enthusiasts from leading UAE schools are showcasing their talents at the 11th annual Medical and Science Exhibition (MASE) held at the Gulf Medical University – Ajman, the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group UAE. The event was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, 25th October 2017 by Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, the Provost of GMU, in the presence of the Deans and students of the University and participating students and school authorities.

Students of grades 10, 11 and 12 from across the country are exhibiting around 350 projects, more than 200 posters and an equal number of paintings based on science and medicine, vying for total cash prizes of AED 25,000, in addition to trophies and certificates. The competitions are judged by a panel comprising of leading doctors, professors and medical science professionals. This year, MASE brings together students from 80 nationalities at GMU, including the University’s own students and the participating/visiting school students.

Explaining the aim of the annual exhibition, Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU said, “Every year GMU MASE stimulates the creative talents of young scientists and instills in them an interest in medical and science-based careers. GMU MASE gives students the chance to see and experience theoretical concepts in action. This infuses scientific temper in them and transforms their perspectives and approaches.”

Many students visiting GMU MASE 2017 are also excited about their first experience visiting a medical university and interacting with professors and students. Moreover, GMU‟s advanced facilities like the Innovation & Research Centre, Anatomy Museum, Pathology Museum, Dental Simulation Lab, Clinical Simulation Lab, etc. are open for the visiting students.

A group of students from Al Sadiq Islamic English School, Dubai recounted their exciting experience, “It was an amazing experience for all of us. We got to see a lot of science projects and we got to explore a lot of things we weren’t even aware of. We also had the chance to experience and see the career fields that we are planning to enter into, in the future. This has been a very motivating experience.” Describing her experience visiting GMU’s Anatomy Museum, a student from the group, Ms. Maryum Noor added, “The labs were we saw real dead bodies and the real organs were very fascinating for us, as we had seen them only in diagrams.”Ms. Nayyara Siddiqua, a grade 10 student from Leaders Private School, Sharjah, said, “GMU MASE opens our minds to many things hitherto unknown to us. Some of the projects were truly mind-blowing. It is the first time I am participating as an exhibitor; until last year, I was just a visitor. It is like this time we are giving something back to the exhibition as well. It is a great atmosphere here.”

Among the projects on display were a “Parking Finder App” – an app which helps vehicle owners locate parking spots in malls – by Salik Rushdy, Sara Tufail, Ria Arun, Haris Arslan and Ahmed Tharak, Grade 11 students of Dubai Scholars Private School. “Normally in Dubai, it would take at least 10-15 minutes to locate a parking slot in malls. The concept we have used is ultrasonic sensors.” Demonstrating how the app helped detect vacant parking slots, the students said that they managed to set up the exhibit in less than Dhs.100.

A working model of Dubai’s much-awaited “HyperLoop” – the fifth mode of transportation – was presented by Grade 10 students Sanjana Shaju, Hiba Shamsudheen, Ayisha Aseef, Hanna Nafeesa and Aslaha Mohammed from Gulf Asian English School, Sharjah. Explaining that the hyperloop ran on solar energy alone, making it a fuel–efficient mode of transport, the students said that the only major disadvantage, that of noise-pollution could be overlooked, as a major part of the loop would be through the uninhabited areas. “Though the initial installation charges associated with the hyperloop are higher, the running costs are low, as it is mostly dependent on solar energy,” they said.

Mr. Eldose, a teacher from International International School, Ajman, attending the event for the third consecutive year, said that he always found GMU MASE a systematic and well-organized event, highly beneficial for the students. “With every passing year, GMU MASE is becoming more systematic and well-organized. In my opinion, the standards of projects and posters exhibited at MASE are improving every year. It is good to see the students putting in so much of efforts and showing great interest in this much-awaited annual event.” His colleague, Mr. Jayakrishnan said that the event was very helpful in honing the innovative skills and scientific talents of the students. “We are amazed that Thumbay Group and Gulf Medical University are taking the effort to make this such a wonderful event, year after year. The coordination and planning is commendable,” he said.

The winners will be declared and prizes awarded at the closing ceremony on Thursday, 26th October. Apart from the overall championship, prizes will be awarded in 35 team and individual categories, including viewers‟ choice awards.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Program and Health Camp at Gems Millennium School Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Program and Health Camp at Gems Millennium School Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care – University City Road, Sharjah conducted a health awareness program on breast cancer at  Gems Millennium School on 25th October.  The program included a talk by the hospital’s Specialist Gynecologist Dr. Amal on Breast Cancer Awareness. Around 50 female staffs of the school attended the lecture. We have also offered Free Gynecology consultation, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and BMI check up.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah Successfully Conducted a Student Wellness Program and Health Checkup for Students, Staff and Parents at Progressive English School – Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah Successfully Conducted a Student Wellness Program and Health Checkup for Students, Staff and Parents at Progressive English School – Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah successfully conducted a Student Wellness program and Health Checkup for Students,  Staff and Parents at Progressive English School – Sharjah from 17th – 19th October 2017.

The event included Health awareness talk by Dr. Mohit Garg – Specialist Pulmonologist, Dr. Sangitha – Specialist Gynaecologist and Dr. Naveen Kumar – Specialist ENT.

This also included comprehensive health and nutritional assessment by  Dr. Nisha Hashim and Dr. Priyanka Pansare – General practitioners.  Also included was a dental check-up by Dr. Aaisha Rubina – Dental surgeon

The health program touched close to 500 people. The event was well appreciated by the staff and students of the school and  parents present there.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Program and Health Camp at Centro Sharjah Hotel.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Program and Health Camp at Centro Sharjah Hotel.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care – University City Road, Sharjah conducted a health awareness program on breast cancer at  Centro Sharjah Hotel on 23rd October.  The program included a talk by the hospital’s Specialist Gynecologist Dr. Amal on Breast Cancer Awareness. Around 35 employees of the hotel attended the lecture. We have also offered Free Gynecology consultation, Dental Consultation by Dr. Rukmini and Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and BMI check up.

Annual HEALTH Awards 2018: The Biggest and Prestigious Healthcare Awards in the Region Celebrating Outstanding Contributions

Annual HEALTH Awards 2018: The Biggest and Prestigious Healthcare Awards in the Region Celebrating Outstanding Contributions

Annual HEALTH Awards 2018: The Biggest and Prestigious Healthcare Awards in the Region Celebrating Outstanding Contributions

Jointly organized by the Dubai Health Authority and HEALTH Magazine, the second edition of the annual HEALTH Awards are open for nominations from 22nd October 2017, and will recognize and reward exceptional contributions and innovative brilliance at a gala function in Dubai on 26th February 2018, which will be attended by 1000+ people including healthcare leaders, healthcare professionals and popular Arab and Bollywood celebrities

The Annual HEALTH Awards, Dubai’s yearly gala event to recognize outstanding contributions and innovative brilliances of healthcare professionals and organizations is back again in 2018, after the resounding success of its inaugural 2017 edition. The second edition of this prestigious awards, considered the biggest and prestigious healthcare awards in the region, are now open for nominations from healthcare organizations and individuals, announced the organizers at press conference in Dubai on Sunday, 22nd October 2017.

The press conference also declared that HEALTH Awards 2018 would be held on 26th February 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai, as a splendid gathering of over 1000 participants including healthcare leaders, healthcare professionals and popular Arab and Bollywood celebrities.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the press conference, between Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and HEALTH Magazine, to support and promote Health Awards 2018. The MoU was signed by H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board – Dubai Health Authority representing DHA and Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group and publisher of HEALTH Magazine, representing HEALTH Magazine.

Mr. Thumbay Moideen said that the HEALTH Awards aimed to promote excellence across the healthcare industry of the region – which is forecast to grow to $71bn market by 2020, according to the recent report on the region’s healthcare sector published by Alpen Capital. “The region, particularly Dubai is a favorite medical tourism destination, with high standards of quality and expertise available at affordable costs. Improvement in the quality and facilities will attract more numbers of medical tourists, transforming the region into a medical tourism hub,” he added. HEALTH Magazine, part of Thumbay Group, will exclude all entities and professionals employed by the group – to ensure transparency and fairness in evaluating the nominees.

The nominations of HEALTH Awards 2018 will be evaluated by 20 external evaluators, which includes site visit, and will be finally judged by eminent jury, the members of which are: Dr. Ajit Nagpal (Chairman & Director General – Amity University Middle East) – the Jury Chairperson, H. E. Dr. Maryam Matar (Chairperson – UAE Genetic Diseases Association), Dr. Mouza Abdulla Al Sharhan (Head of Pathology, Dubai Hospital-DHA and President of Emirates Medical Association-UAE), Dr. Fuzan Al Khalidi (Director of Healthcare Strategy and Policy, the Prime Minister’s Office), Dr. Muna Abdul Razzaq Tahlek (CEO – Latifa Hospital) and Mr. Issac John (Deputy Business Editor – Khaleej Times).

Nominations for HEALTH Awards 2018 are now open, and can be submitted for a total of 23 corporate and individual categories. For more details on the award and categories, and to submit your nominations, please visit the website:

About HEALTH Magazine

HEALTH Magazine is a leading health & lifestyle publication in the region, launched in 1999. It is highly regarded and read by a large segment of healthcare professionals and general public in the region and globally. It is a bi-monthly, bi-lingual (English and Arabic) magazine with a BPA-audited circulation of 20,000 copies and a readership of around 80,000. It is licensed by the National Media Council, UAE. It covers a variety of topics such as health, lifestyle, wellness, fitness, beauty, family, parenting, diet, nutrition, luxury and fashion.

HEALTH Magazine has a significant online and social media presence. Its dynamic website, blog and social media pages attracts large numbers of visitors from all around the world. The magazine inspires health and lifestyle and also organizes regular events.

HEALTH Award Categories 2018

Corporate Categories

Health – Distinguished

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Laboratory Services
  • Radiology Services
  • Pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Medical Insurance Companies
  • Fitness Centers
  • Medical Equipment & Supplies Providers
  • Organizations for Innovative Technology
  • Organizations for CSR Contribution
  • Medical Tourism
  • Hospital Infrastructure Development
  • Entity for Treating People of Determination

Individual Categories

Health – Distinguished

  • Leaders in Healthcare (Founders/Owners/Entrepreneurs)
  • Executives in Healthcare (CEO/COO/CMO/CFO)
  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Medical Specialists
  • Women in Healthcare
  • Innovative Researchers in Healthcare
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists

 

Thumbay Hospital Ajman Demonstrates Healthy Hand-washing Techniques to Students

Thumbay Hospital Ajman Demonstrates Healthy Hand-washing Techniques to Students

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital under the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, observed Global Hand-washing Day by demonstrating the correct way of washing hands and by explaining hand-washing techniques to the students of different schools, on 15th October 2017. As part of the program, organized by the hospital with the aim of increasing awareness and understanding about importance of washing hands the right way, doctors of the hospital visited Al Ameer English School, Woodlem Park School and Aspam Indian School, educating students about the importance of hygiene. The campaign sought to teach them about the importance of clean hands and ways to improve hand hygiene habits among students to prevent the spread of infectious disease and reduce related absenteeism. It highlighted how students in the schools can transform   ‘hand washing’ into engaging and effective lessons for their classmates, teachers, parents and communities.

Addressing the students, the doctors said that washing hands was the easiest way to prevent diseases and save lives, adding that the spread of many communicable diseases could be prevented by washing hands the right way. Students were also taught about the importance of washing the hands before and after eating, after sneezing, coughing, visiting public places, touching pet animals, and after using toilets etc. The doctors urged students to develop the habit of washing hands as a measure of protection against the attacks of germs like bacteria, fungi and parasites.

 

Free Mega Medical Camp at Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Attracts Huge Crowds of Bangladeshi Expats

Free Mega Medical Camp at Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Attracts Huge Crowds of Bangladeshi Expats

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, one of the leading academic hospitals under Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, organized a ‘Free Mega Medical Camp and Get-together’ for Bangladeshi expats on 13th October 2017.

The event was graced by the presence of H.E. Muhammad Imran (Ambassador of the Bangladesh to UAE), Hon. S. Bodiruzzaman (Consul General- Labour Wing, Bangladesh Consulate General), Engr. Rana Jyoti Chakma (President, Bangladesh Association Fujairah) & other delegates and executive members of the Bangladesh Association of Fujairah.

The camp offered free consultation to visitors across various specialties, in addition to discounted diagnostic services and free checkups. Special discounted packages were also offered for surgeries like ortho & spine surgeries, gynec procedures and general surgeries for hernia, gall bladder, etc.

Bangladeshi patients thronged the hospital in huge numbers to avail the free services at the medical camp. The camp was organized as part of Thumbay Group’s year-round CSR activities.