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Thumbay Clinic ELITE and Thumbay Pharmacy Inaugurated in Jumeirah-Dubai as Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division Surges Ahead with Its Global Expansion Strategy

Thumbay Clinic ELITE and Thumbay Pharmacy Inaugurated in Jumeirah-Dubai as Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division Surges Ahead with Its Global Expansion Strategy

The ELITE clinic and pharmacy outlets were inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum – Chairman, MBM Group, Dubai

The Healthcare Division of Dubai-based international conglomerate Thumbay Group, formally opened a new clinic and pharmacy in Jumeirah, Dubai, the latest additions to its healthcare facilities in the country, on Wednesday, 27th December 2017. The new facilities, Thumbay Clinic ELITE and the adjoining Thumbay Pharmacy ELITE were inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum – Chairman, MBM Group, Dubai, in the presence of Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and other members of Thumbay Group Board.

After the official inauguration, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum toured the clinic and pharmacy and received a detailed summary of the innovative services they would provide the patients. He commended Thumbay Group’s efforts to deliver high quality healthcare services and the Group’s constant efforts to expand the Thumbay network of academic hospitals, multispecialty day care hospitals, specialized family clinics, diagnostic labs and modern pharmacies across the UAE.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that the new ELITE clinic and pharmacy were part of Thumbay Group’s global expansion plans, aiming to scale up the businesses at least ten times, establishing global presence and increasing the employee strength to 25,000 in the next 4-5 years. “Thumbay Group is pursuing our strategic vision plan, 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,” he said, elaborating on the plans for the healthcare division, adding, “these are in addition to upcoming clinics, day care hospitals, labs and pharmacies at various locations.”

Thumbay Clinic ELITE offers combines top comprehensive care units with quality services in an unrivaled atmosphere of comfort and luxury. Specialist doctors are available in the following departments: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, General Medicine, Dental and Laboratory Services. All major insurance cards are accepted at the clinic. It also houses the newly opened Thumbay Pharmacy Elite.

Located in Jumeirah, the new Thumbay Clinic ELITE is easily accessible from anywhere in Dubai and neighboring Emirates. It is equipped with cutting-edge equipment and its interior designs and healthy environment make it effortless for patients to receive high quality treatment and enjoy easy access to professional care. It also features the premium, fast-track ‘Marhaba’ services, reducing waiting times and greatly enhancing patient convenience.

“On the one hand, the ‘Marhaba’ service offers patients quick personalized assistance, a welcome drink, patient registration, booking, billing, blood sampling, medical supplies, medical reports, professional and reliable sick leave certificates and many other services. On the other hand, Thumbay Pharmacy ELITE, which is adjacent to the clinic, has a full range of medical equipment and rehabilitation products. Its services are provided in an unrivaled atmosphere of comfort and luxury,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, describing the new facilities. “Located in close proximity to the prestigious residential areas of City Walk, Jumeirah and Satwa, we are confident that Thumbay Clinic ELITE will be a preferred destination for quality healthcare delivered in an elite setup,” he added.

Thumbay Pharmacy ELITE has a designated patient waiting area so patients can rest while pharmacists fill their prescriptions. As soon as an order is ready to pick up, pharmacists will bring it to the seated patients and explain how to use it. This system offers pharmacists enough time to prepare prescriptions and more time to discuss medicine details with patients and advise them on using them.

Young Entrepreneurs, Industry Leaders & Academic Expert Exchange Ideas at Gulf Medical University’s ‘Medical Tourism Alumni Meet’

Young Entrepreneurs, Industry Leaders & Academic Expert Exchange Ideas at Gulf Medical University’s ‘Medical Tourism Alumni Meet’

Medical Tourism is a growing segment and is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar industry. It is observed that there is a shortage of trained and qualified workforce in medical tourism because of the lack of structured medical tourism education and awareness. Considering the lacunae in medical tourism education in this part of the globe, Gulf Medical University – Ajman, the leading private medical university in the region had initiated a first-of-its-kind course in medical tourism.

Thumbay Institute of Health Workforce Development & Leadership, Gulf Medical University organised an Alumni Meet of Medical Tourism Course students on Saturday 23rd December 2017 at GMU information & Learning Centre, Ajman.

The event started with the welcome speech by Dr Anil Bankar, Medical Tourism – Assistant Professor, GMU and Sector Advisory Committee member (Tourism, Culture and Heritage) of National Qualification Authority, Government of UAE. He spoke on the importance of medical tourism education in the era of healthcare globalization.

GMU medical tourism course has enabled many students to find employment as Medical Tourism Facilitators, Business Development Officers, Executives, Patient Coordinators, and freelancers. Some of the alumni who attended the event recounted their entrepreneurship journey in medical tourism. “We get clients from Kuwait, India and from as far as Russia,” one of them said.

Other successful alumni shared their experiences and ideas to develop medical tourism sustainably. To create awareness among the medical tourism stakeholders, the participants of the Alumni Meet decided to form a medical tourism club.

Gulf Medical University’s Medical Tourism Facilitator course aims to train students in all the aspects of medical tourism and to develop their skills as medical tourism facilitators, so that medical tourism can be developed in a sustainable and organised way.

The course further inculcates the theoretical as well as practical understanding of new trends in the field. It is a first-of-its-kind course in the GCC region. GMU officials said that admissions were open for the next batch of this popular course.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah-Sharjah Hosts Conference on ‘Recent Trends in Medicine’

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah-Sharjah Hosts Conference on ‘Recent Trends in Medicine’

Thumbay Hospital day Care, Muweilah – Sharjah, the leading multispecialty day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, conducted a conference on ‘Recent Trends in Medicine’ on 22nd December 2017 at Radisson Blu, Sharjah.

Leading doctors of the hospital shared their experience and delivered talks during the conference. Dr. Jayakumar S., Specialist – Internal Medicine, spoke on the topic ‘Medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle in type 2 diabetes mellitus.’ Dr. Meenaxi Upadhyay, Specialist Gynecologist, spoke about ‘Poly cystic ovarian disease’. ‘Prevention of surgical site infection: Best practices’ was the topic presented by Dr. Arun Kumar Srivastava, Specialist Anesthesiologist. Dr. Santosh Kumar, Specialist Radiologist presented the topic ‘Basics of Chest X-ray Reading & Interesting Spotters.’ Dr. Kishore Kumar Katam, Specialist Endocrinologist of Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, spoke on the topic ‘When to treat low TSH?’

The conference was attended by over 175 healthcare professionals across broad disciplines including doctors, nurses, researchers and policy makers. It was accredited by the Ministry of Health as CME.

The speakers were presented with mementos. Certificates were awarded to the participants.

 

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Sharjah (Rolla) conducts corporate Health Awareness Session at Beach Hotel Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Sharjah (Rolla) conducts corporate Health Awareness Session at Beach Hotel Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Sharjah (Rolla) conducted corporate health awareness session at Beach Hotel Sharjah, on 21st December 2017.

Over 100 staff members availed the hospital’s free services at the session which included Medical & Dental check-up by health experts.

 Thumbay Hospital Day care is a new addition to the Thumbay healthcare family with state of the art multi-speciality facility for patients who require super specialty consults and daycare surgeries that helps them with their treatment and disease by providing a highly efficient and expert experience. The focus is on providing a truly satisfying patient experience – minimal waiting and delays with faster admissions and discharges along with easy scheduling of appointments for consultations, radiology and laboratory

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An innovative product that goes beyond the traditional concept of health insurance cards Aafiya Insurance Services launches “Dahab” the first of its kind

An innovative product that goes beyond the traditional concept of health insurance cards Aafiya Insurance Services launches “Dahab” the first of its kind

In completion of its success in serving more than half a million people within three years

  • Dubai Health stresses the importance of Aafiya’s initiative to provide value-added services to its customers
  • Aafiya: we are proud to be part of Dubai’s leadership in innovation and excellence in healthcare
  • “Dahab” provides its members with the highest quality healthcare services at the local and international levels

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017: Aafiya insurance services, the leading specialized integrated service provider for healthcare management has launched its first health card “Dahab” that offers premium value-added healthcare services for its customers.

“Dahab” is one of the latest initiatives launched by “Aafiya” in which the company seeks to keep its innovative and new cardholders in close contact with the lifestyle they prefer by ensuring them that their healthcare is delivered in the best way locally and internationally.

The announcement was made during the official ceremony held at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai with the presence of guest of honor Dr. Haider Al Yousuf, Director of Health Funding at Dubai Health Authority, Ali Zaidi, and General Manager of Aafiya as well as a number of businessmen and media representatives.

“Dubai Health”: “Milestone”

Dr. Haider Al Yousuf, Director of Health Funding at DHA emphasized the importance of of the Aafiya initiative to expand its services by providing access to more premium value-added healthcare services to its customers.

Al Yousuf spoke of the decision taken by DHA to extend the insurance cover which includes three types of cancer that can be treated under the basic package of compulsory insurance provided by DHA at the Emirate’s level, considering it a milestone in the field of health insurance coverage

The First Health is Wealth

Mr. Ali Zaidi gave a speech in the beginning of the ceremony in which he welcomed Dr. Haider Al Yousuf and other guests. He stated that “Dahab” is a product that goes beyond the traditional health insurance cards, which includes a range of value-added benefits from health care centers, nutritionists, and fitness centers, noting that the philosophy behind this insurance card is inspired by Ralph Emerson’s quote “the first wealth is health”.

Zaidi stated, “We have prepared ourselves to keep up with the unprecedented growth witnessed by the UAE healthcare sector, therefore we have decided to launch “Dahab” card, in line with the efforts and developments in the industry.” He also pointed out that “Dahab” is the card of the future and the passport to healthcare services.

Zaidi praised the DHA’s initiative during the ceremony, to make health insurance mandatory for all Dubai residents, noting that this step was a pioneering one as Dubai is one of the world’s leading cities in the field of health care. He also expressed Aafiya’s pride to be part of Dubai’s drive towards innovation and excellence in healthcare, considering the company’s success in serving more than half a million people over the past three years, which has won many awards in the field of health insurance.

Zaidi said that Aafiya’s plans for innovation, growth and development in healthcare are inspired by the “UAE Vision 2021” launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai. “Dahab” is one of the value-added services designed to cater to the needs of the public and provide golden standards to cardholders, as well as expanding the range of options at Aafiya by providing the value-added benefits of health care centers.

“Dahab” Card

The event witnessed a light show that launched “Dahab” and its official logo, as well as a film about the “Dahab” card and its benefits. Many of Aafiya’s strategic partners were honored for their role in supporting the company’s march.

Aafiya provides a wide range of benefits to its “Dahab” cardholders because of its personal and valuable benefits. “Dahab” also provides a new approach to healthcare that promotes disease prevention and long life as an alternative to the treatment of diseases through l healthy lifestyle that promotes wellbeing.

“Dahab” card offers instant registration and activation services, fast transaction approvals, smooth payment, and priority access to “Dahab” network provider, suggestion and feedback from its members, personal care for elite members, health care provided with a click of a finger through its application and WhatsApp for fast solutions from the “Dahab” customer service team.

Aafiya is committed to providing value-added services to its customers at the state level that ensures the highest level of healthcare management, meets the requirements of each individual as well as providing services that do not exceed administrative support. Aafiya has proved to be highly qualified and has achieved positive results, as well as a series of succeeded in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The company also opened its first branch in Abu Dhabi, as part of its strategic plan to expand its presence in the country as well as expanding to other countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Kazakhstan.

Gulf Medical University’s Virtual Patient, secures Gold and Silver at USA’s Reimagine Education Awards

Gulf Medical University’s Virtual Patient, secures Gold and Silver at USA’s Reimagine Education Awards

Ajman, UAE – Philadelphia, USA – The Virtual Patient Learning (VPL), a problem-based learning innovation in medical education, an artificial Intelligence based application, which was developed by Ajman Gulf Medical University and the Swiss company LifeLike, a leader in technology, secured top positions regionally and globally at the 2017 Reimagine Education Conference & Awards in the USA, earlier this month.

VPL, a unique educational innovation, was selected from 80 shortlisted projects out of 1040 entries by academic institutions from across the world at the conference which was organized by Wharton Business School in Pennsylvania University and QS, an international university-ranking organization.

VPL won Gold in the Middle East region in the Creative Learning category and Silver in the world in e-Learning category.

First of its kind in the region, the application exposes medical and health professions students to 60 different patient problems involving males and females of different age groups and ethnic backgrounds.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder, President Board of Trustees GMU, said: “We are thrilled to have won these two awards, which come as testament to GMU’s position as a regional leader in medical education, and further fuels our ambition to become global innovators in medical education and a research powerhouse.”

GMU’s Chancellor, an international authority in medical education and developer of VPL, Professor Hossam Hamdy, said: “The ‘Virtual Patient’ uses artificial intelligence to create an authentic patient simulation through which students interact with patients which guides their learning and develop their reasoning and boost their communication skills used with the patients who later send feedback about their experience.”

“It also helps students build a strong rapport and communication with virtual patients in the future, and receive feedback from the patients”

The problem-based learning (PBL) application invokes critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and communication skills amongst students by giving them authentic medical problems presented by virtual patients including history and clinical examination, investigations, lab results, vital signs, X-rays, and interaction with virtual patients to obtain information that would help them correctly identify medical problems of each case and prescribe treatments.

In VPL, Learning takes place through the interaction with the patient during which students are not given information but given the opportunity to look for the information that will help them come up with a diagnosis then decide a treatment.

Professor Hamdy indicated that ‘This achievement is an evidence that UAE educational institutions are now not only users of up-to-date technology but producers of innovation and technological creative solutions”.

This year’s edition of the Reimagine Education Conference & Awards was supported by a number of key tech industry players, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, MIT, and IBM and with the participation of other top international education institutions.

 

Hundreds Attend Free Mega Health Camp Organized by Thumbay Hospital Day Care to Avail Specialist Consultations, Diagnostic Tests and Medicines

Hundreds Attend Free Mega Health Camp Organized by Thumbay Hospital Day Care to Avail Specialist Consultations, Diagnostic Tests and Medicines

Hundreds of people visited Thumbay Hospital Day Care – University City Road, Sharjah to attend the free mega health camp organized as part of Thumbay Group’s CSR program, on Friday, 8th December 2017. The camp was organized with the aim of promoting health awareness among the public and offering them easy access to quality healthcare.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the inaugural function of the Mega Health Camp. Commenting on the Mega Health Camp, he said, “Thumbay Group’s networks of academic hospitals, day care centers and family clinics regularly hold free health camps across the country, for the benefit of the public. These camps as well as our various health and wellness initiatives are aimed at bringing our services closer to people, as part of the Group’s CSR drive. We consider this our way of giving back to the society which supports our businesses across 20 verticals.”

Held from 9am to 9pm, the event offered free healthcare services including specialist doctor consultation and blood sugar / blood sugar / BMI checkups. A team of specialist doctors, consultants, nurses and volunteers conducted free consultations and checkups in Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Chest Medicine, Urology, Dental and Dermatology, for the 1500+ visitors at the camp. Moreover, medicines, laboratory investigations, X-ray, ECG and Ultrasound services were offered completely free of charges. Patients requiring diagnostic examinations were tested and their results issued immediately, enabling the dispensation of free medicines without delay.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said that the camp was helpful in raising awareness on lifestyle-diseases, in addition to giving people free specialist consultations, diagnostic tests and medicines. “The overwhelming response to our health camps is one of the reasons we regularly organize these camps. They not only help address various health problems faced by people along with early detection and prevention, but also provide them with the necessary medication to cure their ailments,” he said, adding, “The Mega Health Camp has equipped the attendees with knowledge about their personal health, given them better access to health facilities and created awareness about hygienic living.”

Families and people of all age groups attended the camp. Mr. Chandrakanth, an Indian national who attended the camp termed the camp “a great initiative”. Attending the camp for Cardiologist consultation, he said that he was highly satisfied with the consultation and diagnosis he received at the camp. Another attendee, Syrian national Mr. Tariq who visited the camp with his family, said that he was amazed to learn that Thumbay Hospital Day Care offered day-surgeries for various conditions, enabling patients to leave the hospital on the same day and recover at their own homes.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care is a multi specialty center which offers 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. 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. Specialties available at the hospital include Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Chest Medicine, Urology, Dental and Dermatology, complete with ambulance services and dedicated insurance and administrative back-up.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care to Conduct Free Mega Health Camp in Sharjah on December 8

Thumbay Hospital Day Care to Conduct Free Mega Health Camp in Sharjah on December 8

In addition to free consultations and checkups, the camp would also offer free medicines, laboratory investigations, X-ray, ECG and Ultrasound

Thumbay Hospital Day Care – Universiy City Road, Sharjah, the multispecialty day care center operated by Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, will be conducting a free Mega Health Camp from 9 am to 9 pm on Friday, 8th December 2017.

The camp aims to increase awareness and promote medical and dental health among the public. Free consultation would be available with specialist doctors. In addition, the camp would also offer free medicines, laboratory investigations, X-ray, ECG and Ultrasound, as well as blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checks.

“We regularly conduct many such camps as part of Thumbay Group’s corporate social responsibility. With these camps, we aim to help the public gain easy access to superior healthcare,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group. “We always get overwhelming response for our health camps, and a lot of people across the UAE benefit from them,” he added.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care is a multi specialty center which offers 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. 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. Specialties available at the hospital include Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Chest Medicine, Urology, Dental and Dermatology, complete with ambulance services and dedicated insurance and administrative back-up.

For more details on the camp, please call 06-5449444 or 050-474 0739.