Monthly Archives: April 2018

Leading UAE Pathologists Honored at ‘Pathology Society Meeting’ Jointly Organized by Thumbay Labs and EMA

Leading UAE Pathologists Honored at ‘Pathology Society Meeting’ Jointly Organized by Thumbay Labs and EMA

Leading pathologists in the UAE were honored and the latest trends in pathology were discussed at the Pathology Society Meeting, a gathering of renowned experts in pathology organized by Thumbay Labs in association with Emirates Medical Association (EMA). The event was held at Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman.

 

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the presentation ceremony which honored distinguished experts in the field of pathology, for their contributions to the field. The awardees were:

  • Dr Mouza Abdulla Al Sharhan – President of Emirates Pathology Society and UAE Council member Arab Division at IAP
  • Dr Aaron Han – Senior Pathologist, American Hospital, Dubai
  • Dr Hassan Yousef Hotait – Senior Pathologist, Government Histopathology Lab, DHA
  • Dr Ahmed Albarkouki – Senior Pathologist, Al Baraha Hospital, MOHAP
  • Palat Krishna Menon – Director & COO, Thumbay Labs
  • Dr Fatheya Bayoumi – Senior Pathologist, Dept of Pathology, Dubai Medical College for Girls
  • Dr Mohamad Al Homssi – Dept of Pathology, College of Medicine, Sharjah University

Discussions included a variety of topics covering the latest trends in pathology as well as the challenges and future prospects of the field. Expert pathologists presented various topics before the participants. Topics discussed included:

Molecular Pathology of Colorectal Cancer – Dr. Byoungkwon Kim M.D., Consultant Physician, Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Transcription Factor Disease: Homozygous POU1F1 (PIT1) mutation detected by Next Generation Sequencing in a case of Multiple Pituitary Hormone deficiency – Dr. Palat K Menon, MD PhD, CPHQ, Dir & COO – Thumbay Labs                                      

Laboratory Errors: Concerns & Reality in modern day medicine – Dr. M. Panicker, Lab Director – Lifecare Hospital, Musaffah 

Granulomatous Lesions in Breast: Our Experience In Thumbay Labs – Dr. Kalpana Golani – Specialist Anatomical Pathologist – Thumbay Labs 

Interesting Rare Hematology Cases – by Dr.Mahammad Al Thahyabat-Senior Specialist Clinical Pathologist – Hematopathologist, University Hospital Sharjah

Three Unusual Case Reports – by Dr. Shakeel Akhtar -Specialist Anatomic Pathology, NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai

Prevalence of HPV Genotypes and Correlation with a Possible HPV Vaccination Strategy for the UAE – Dr Palat K Menon, MD PhD, CPHQ, Dir & COO – Thumbay Labs

Dr. Mouza Al Sharhan delivered the concluding remarks. She lauded Thumbay Labs for taking the initiative to organize the program, and said that the event was an excellent scientific program, with the best selection of topics, to keep pathologists updated about the challenges and trends in the field. “I was particularly happy to see many young medical students among the audience. For them, I’m sure the discussions were an ideal opportunity to understand pathology better and in depth,” she said. Touring the central lab of Thumbay Labs at Gulf Medical University as well as the University’s advanced research facilities, Dr. Mouza said that she was impressed by the “dramatic” advancement. “I am happy to see that Thumbay Labs has significantly developed its facilities, technology and scope of services,” she said.

Dr. P. K. Menon, Director & COO of Thumbay Labs said that the brand was poised to be an important player in the diagnostics industry of UAE and the MENA region. “We are undertaking our next phase of expansion by introducing new technologies which will position us as the best-equipped lab in the MENA region. We are looking for collaboration so as to enhance lab quality, productivity and profitability of partnering laboratories,” he added.

About Thumbay Labs

Thumbay Labs is the leading network of private diagnostic labs in the region. Owned and operated by Thumbay Group, Thumbay Labs offer a wide portfolio of advanced tests, and is regarded as one of the most trusted names in diagnostic testing. It is the largest chain of private diagnostic labs in the UAE, and is among the largest service providers in terms of the range of tests available, the number of diagnostic tests done and revenue. With College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited laboratories in Ajman, Dubai and Fujairah, Thumbay Labs has become one of the largest chains of CAP accredited private labs in the region. In addition to the UAE, Thumbay Labs also operates in Hyderabad, India. Thumbay Labs has plans to further expand to new locations in the Middle East, Africa and India. According to the strategic plans of Thumbay Group, 25 Thumbay Labs would be operational worldwide by 2022, making it the biggest chain of private diagnostics labs in the region.

 

Thumbay Hospital Ajman Launches ‘Smiles Card’ as Year of Zayed Initiative to Benefit Patients without Insurance

Thumbay Hospital Ajman Launches ‘Smiles Card’ as Year of Zayed Initiative to Benefit Patients without Insurance

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, launched its own privilege card for patients, the ‘Smiles Card’, on Saturday, 28th April 2018. Introduced as a ‘Year of Zayed’ initiative, the ‘Thumbay Smiles Card’ will entitle card-holders to a host of inpatient and out-patient discounts at Thumbay Hospital- Ajman. The Smiles Card is being launched for the benefit of patients who do not have medical insurance coverage.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said that Smiles cards would be valid throughout the Year of Zayed, until 31st December 2018. “Card-holders can avail discounts on consultations, IP procedures, radiology investigations, dental services/procedures, dietician consultation and ECG, by flashing their Smiles Card at the hospital,” he said, adding, “Thumbay Hospital – Ajman welcomes one and all to avail the ‘Smiles’ benefits.” The discounts will be applicable only to self-paying patients.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group said that the initiative is being launched as a gesture to support needy patients, in accordance with the spirit of the ‘Year of Zayed’. “We hope to extend our ongoing efforts to provide quality healthcare affordably, to one and all, through this initiative. We are happy to be a part of the ‘Year of Zayed’,” he said.

Thumbay Hospital, Ajman is a leading multispecialty hospital in the region, with services across all major medical specialties and offering advanced facilities such as Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Neonatal ICU (level 3), ICU, Dialysis, Advanced Radiology & Lab Services, Interventional Radiology, Interventional Neurology, Minimal Invasive Surgeries, Bariatric (weight-loss) Surgery, State-of-the-Art Modular Operating Theatres, Pediatric Surgery, Women Wellness, Neonatal Screening, Super Specialty Dental Center etc. The hospital also offers special antenatal packages, painless delivery services, executive labor and delivery suite (private), state-of-the-art equipment, 24-hours emergency and in-patient services.

 About Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division

The Thumbay network of academic hospitals is now the largest network of private academic hospitals in the Middle East, treating patients from around 175 nationalities. It is also one of the biggest JCI-accredited private academic hospital networks in the region. Thumbay Group’s healthcare division also operates a chain of family clinics (Thumbay Clinic) and multispecialty day care hospitals (Thumbay Hospital Day Care) in the UAE as well as diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) and pharmacies (Thumbay Pharmacy) in the UAE and India. The hospitals and clinics are presently located at Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain in the U.A.E. and in Hyderabad—India. Thumbay Medical Tourism, which promotes Thumbay Group’s ultra-modern healthcare services to international patients, is tied-up with 87 countries through representative offices.

 

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah to Celebrate First Anniversary with Fun Activities, Games and Free/Discounted Checkups & Treatments

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah to Celebrate First Anniversary with Fun Activities, Games and Free/Discounted Checkups & Treatments

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road, Muweilah, Sharjah will celebrate its first anniversary with a variety of programs on Saturday, 28th April 2018.

To celebrate the occasion, the hospital will be organizing a variety of fun activities and games for children and families, like face-painting, henna painting, magic show, arts and craft activities, cartoon characters, photo contest, lucky draw and much more.

In addition, the hospital will also be offering free health checkups and special discounts on general and specialist doctors’ consultations, radiology services, laboratory investigations, dental procedures, eye checkup etc. The following services will be provided free of cost: ECG, X-ray, Dental checkup & consultation, General Surgery consultation, Hemoglobin test, blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checkups.

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. All major specialties are available at the hospital, complete with ambulance services and dedicated insurance and administrative back-up.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Celebrates First Anniversary with Roadshow, Fun Activities, Gifts and Free/Discounted Treatments

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Celebrates First Anniversary with Roadshow, Fun Activities, Gifts and Free/Discounted Treatments

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah, the leading multispecialty day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, celebrated its first anniversary on 25th April 2018. Popular Malayalam actress and RJ Meera Nandan and RJ Samira were the celebrity guests of the event.

The celebrities hosted the roadshow and its fun activities, stage show and games, which saw the participation of around 1000 people. Prizes, including gifts and goody bags from Body & Soul Health Club & Spa as well as Thumbay Pharmacy, were distributed to the winners of various contests. The hospital also gave visitors the chance to consult its specialist doctors.

In continuation of the anniversary celebrations, the hospital will be offering specially discounted healthcare services to patients/visitors on 28th April, including the special Travel Home Pregnancy Checkup Package.

 

Thumbay Group Wins Four Honors at the Prestigious Annual ‘Business Excellence Awards’ Organized by Dubai Department of Economic Development

Thumbay Group Wins Four Honors at the Prestigious Annual ‘Business Excellence Awards’ Organized by Dubai Department of Economic Development

• This year, Thumbay Group’s awards include one Dubai Human Development Appreciation Award (DHDAA) and three Dubai Quality Appreciation Awards (DQAA)

• This is the third consecutive year Thumbay Group’s companies have been felicitated at the prestigious annual Business Excellence Awards

• With these awards, Thumbay Group achieves the unique feat of winning 8 business excellence awards in the first quarter of 2018

Dubai-based diversified global conglomerate Thumbay Group created history at the prestigious ‘Business Excellence Awards’ of the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, by winning four honors in a single assessment cycle.

 

At the 24th Business Excellence Awards held at Dubai Opera on 24th April 2018 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the awards were presented by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai to Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group.

The following awards were won by Thumbay Group and its business entities:
Thumbay Group – Dubai Human Development Appreciation Award
Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman – Dubai Quality Appreciation Award
Thumbay Pharmacy – Dubai Quality Appreciation Award
Body & Soul Health Club & Spa – Dubai Quality Appreciation Award

Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that this was a proud day for Thumbay Group as a global business conglomerate, winning four prominent awards at such a prestigious forum. “We are glad to be honored at this esteemed platform, for excellence across our different businesses. As Thumbay Group celebrates our 20th anniversary, we are proud of the high-standards of quality and service we have achieved across all our 20 sectors of business, which have been recognized at various national and international platforms. Our relentless pursuit of quality, excellence and sustainability, coupled with the spirit of innovation we have successfully imbibed across all our companies and departments helps us adopt the best business practices and set challenging objectives for ourselves,” he said.

This is the third year that Thumbay Group is being felicitated at the annual Business Excellence Awards. Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, one of the leading academic hospitals under Thumbay Group’s healthcare division had won the DQAA for the year 2015, and the hospital had won DHDA for the 2016 assessment cycle.
Earlier this year, Thumbay Group had won four awards at the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards (SKEA), becoming the first business group in the history of the awards to achieve this feat in a single assessment year.

About Thumbay Group

Founded by Dr. 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 5000 people, which is projected to increase to around 25,000 by the year 2022, with the completion of ongoing and upcoming projects. Currently, 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.

Meet & Greet RJ and Actress Meera Nandan and RJ Sameera at Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah on 25th April

Meet & Greet RJ and Actress Meera Nandan and RJ Sameera at Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah on 25th April

Popular Malayalam actress and RJ Meera Nandan and RJ Sameera will visit Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah, the leading multispecialty day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, on Wednesday, 25th April 2018, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

The celebrities will be visiting the hospital as part of a road-show organized to celebrate its first anniversary. Thumbay Hospital Day Care has organized many fun activities, stage show, games etc. in connection with the event, with lots of prizes to be won by participants. They will also tour the hospital’s facilities and meet and interact with fans and visitors.

In continuation of the anniversary celebrations, the hospital will be offering specially discounted healthcare services to patients/visitors on  also, on Saturday 28th April, including Dental Checkup @ AED 40, Eye Checkup @ AED 40, Cholesterol Checkup @ AED 49, Vitamin D Test @ AED 99, all Ultrasounds @ AED 199.

The hospital will also be offering the Travel Home Pregnancy Checkup Package @ AED 1299, for pregnant women who are planning their delivery at their respective home countries. The package includes 5 consultations with the Specialist Gynecologist as well as ultrasounds and laboratory investigations, which can be availed up to the 7th month of pregnancy.

Strategically located at the heart of Sharjah, Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla is a multispecialty 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. All major specialties are available at the hospital, complete with ambulance services and dedicated insurance and administrative back-up.

GMU Faculty, Dr. Anil Bankar lectures at International Seminar on Global Health & Medical Tourism, Japan

GMU Faculty, Dr. Anil Bankar lectures at International Seminar on Global Health & Medical Tourism, Japan

Dr Anil Bankar, Assistant Professor of Medical Tourism at Gulf Medical University, Ajman was invited as a speaker at the International Seminar on Global Health & Medical Tourism organized by Chiba University, Tokyo, Japan during 27 -28 March, 2018. Chiba University Hospital, Japan welcomed the participants.

Dr. Anil Bankar talked on ‘Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities’. He shared his UAE experience with Japanese counterparts, which was well appreciated.   Dr Nobue Nakamura, Dean, Graduate School of Nursing Felicitated Dr Anil Bankar.  The second day of Seminar, 28 March, 2018, was held at Chiba University campus and Dr. Anil Bankar delivered a lecture on ‘Key Learning Outcome of Medical Tourism Education for Nursing Program’. During the visit Dr. Anil explained the concept of medical tourism and the role of nursing professionals in medical tourism.

Speaking on the importance of medical tourism education in the era of globalization,  Dr Anil Bankar acknowledged the vision of the visionary Founder President Hon. Dr. Thumbay Moideen for encouraging us to initiate education in the medical tourism sector, considering the lacunae in medical tourism education in this part of the globe.

The seminar also concluded that way forward Medical Tourism in future is Medical Tourism Education. During the roundtable meeting, dignitaries Prof. Megumi Teshima, Dr. Nobue Nakamura, Prof. Ariko Noji, Dr.Akiko Nosaki and Dr Anil Bankar discussed the initiatives of  taken by the Japanese government to promote medical tourism in a sustainable way.

‘The Terrace Restaurant’ Chain Continues to Expand Across UAE with the Launch of its Sixth Family Restaurant in Ajman

‘The Terrace Restaurant’ Chain Continues to Expand Across UAE with the Launch of its Sixth Family Restaurant in Ajman

The Terrace Restaurant, the popular multi-cuisine restaurant chain operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group continues to expand in accordance with the group’s strategic plans, with six outlets established in a short span of time. The opening of the sixth family restaurant in Al Nuaimiyah, Ajman was celebrated at a special event on 9th April 2018, with the promise of more outlets and lots of good food in the offing. Mr. Farhad. C, Director of the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the event.

The newly opened restaurant also houses ‘Terrace Grills’, focusing specifically on grills and barbeque cuisines, taking into consideration its sizeable Arab, Indian and Pakistani customers in and around the locality. The Terrace Restaurant at Rolla, Sharjah had recently introduced the Karavalli cuisine, a food menu inclusive of dishes from the coastal area of Southwest India, which was an instant hit with people from diverse nationalities staying in and around Rolla.

“Going forward, we will continue to focus on specific cuisines, while catering to the tastes of our diverse customer base. Our upcoming ‘Terrace Pinoy’ restaurant in Satwa, Dubai, for example, will focus on the Filipino cuisine, in view of the significant Filipino expat population in the area,” Mr. Farhad said.

Apart from operating individual restaurant outlets, The Terrace Restaurant has also entered into catering in a big way. “Our catering teams serve inpatients at leading hospitals, with utmost care to their dietary requirements and sensitivities. We are also actively involved in providing catering services for parties and events,” Mr. Farhad said.

The Terrace products and menus are prepared by skillful, specialized, and experienced chefs and nutritionists to help cater healthy and delicious food. What sets Terrace apart is the attention to detail and the focus on quality. From maintaining stringent food preparation standards to creating the perfect ambience, the team is extremely passionate about executing everything to the highest standards.

About Thumbay Group’s Hospitality Division

The hospitality division of Thumbay Group operates three different brands; The Terrace Restaurant, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, and Body & Soul Health Club & Spa. The Terrace Restaurant is a multi-cuisine restaurant chain operating six outlets across Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah. Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe is a Dubai-born international brand of coffee shops with multiple outlets in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Hyderabad (India). Body & Soul Health Club & Spa operates five clubs in the UAE including ‘ELITE’ and ‘LADIES ONLY’ facilities, offering extensive sports, recreation, fitness, health, social and youth programs. The sixth club is slated to open in Fujairah, shortly.

AI’s Growing Impact on Healthcare and Medical Education will Open up Countless Future Opportunities for Technology Innovators, Concludes International AI Conference Hosted by Thumbay Technologies

AI’s Growing Impact on Healthcare and Medical Education will Open up Countless Future Opportunities for Technology Innovators, Concludes International AI Conference Hosted by Thumbay Technologies

Artificial Intelligence has profound impact on the healthcare and medical education fields, that it will drastically transform the way patients are treated and medical students are trained in the future, according to AI, healthcare and medical education experts who spoke at the ‘1st Annual International Conference on the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Medical Education’, at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, on 11th April 2018.

Organized by Thumbay Technologies, the leading IT services company owned by Dubai-based international conglomerate Thumbay Group, the conference brought together expert speakers from the US, UK, Switzerland, UAE, India and Australia to discuss the scope, impact and opportunities of AI in healthcare and medical education. His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Maktoum Juma Almaktoum, Chairman, MBM Groups, Dubai was the chief guest of the conference. Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder, President of Thumbay Group presided over the function.

Formally welcoming the attendees, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay, Director of Thumbay Technologies said that AI not only defined the world of tomorrow, but also determined how we are going to think and act in the future. Speaking on Thumbay Group’s efforts to facilitate the growth of IT across healthcare and medical education, he said, “Thumbay Technologies is eager to explore opportunities to partner with leading AI companies, in our efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of AI in the UAE and India. Our main focus is in the education and healthcare sectors. As the head of Thumbay Technologies, I would personally like to look for partners to promote AI in education and healthcare, for the region.” Mr. Akram also expressed hope that the conference would serve as a platform to exchange ideas to develop the future of AI, addressing the growing needs of the region and beyond.

Renowned experts spoke on various topics regarding the role of AI in healthcare and medical education. Topics included:

  • THE ROLE OF HUMAN CLINICIANS IN AN AUTOMATED HEALTH SERVICE – Dr. Sandeep Reddy, Certified Medical Informatician and Program Evaluation Specialist, School of Medicine, Deakin University, Australia
  • HOW AI PAVES THE WAY FOR REVERSE MEDICAL TOURISM – Mr. V. S. Venkatesh, CEO and Director, Morgenall Healthcare, India
  • DOCTORS VERSUS AI – Dr. Bassam Mahboub, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  • AI DRIVEN SIMULATIONS FOR AUTHENTIC TRAINING ON CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS – Mr. Andreas Laus, CEO, LIFELIKE SA, Switzerland
  • AI IN MEDICAL EDUCATION, VIRTUAL PATIENT LEARNING: GMU EXPERIENCE – Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, UAE
  • WHAT DOCTOR? HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS SHAPING HEALTHCARE – Dr. Tim Wilson, PWC Partner and Healthcare Services Leader, Middle East
  • FROM VIRTUAL TO REALITY. PRACTICAL STEPS TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING AI IN YOUR HEALTHCARE ORGANISATION – MR. Hamish Clark, PWC Partner in Health Industries, Practice, Middle East
  • APPLYING AI IN MEDICAL IMAGING – Mr. Mohammad Ghazi, Regional Business Manager, Middle East and South East Africa, Siemen Healthineers, UAE
  • FROM DISEASE TO EASE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOMORROW ON THE HUMAN HEALTH JOURNEY, ASSISTED BY AI IN HEALTHCARE – Mr. Shailendra Kumar, Founder, Colosseum Group, Investment & Futuristic Technology Firm, USA
  • THE RISE OF MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE – Mr. Rustom Lawyer, Scribetech, UK

Experts opined that AI would significantly help doctors and healthcare professionals of the future, increasing the efficiency of diagnoses by improving speed and accuracy. AI would also help generate a lot of data, which would be of great help to preventive medicine, by detecting pre-symptoms signs of patients and even addressing chronic conditions. The way medical students derive their training will also be impacted, and future medical professionals will rely a lot on AI enabled technology and equipment. Speakers at the conference also said that this new trend would open up a world of opportunities for technology companies innovating in AI.

The expert sessions were followed by a panel discussion on “Artificial Intelligence – Decoding The Future,” moderated by Prof. Hossam Hamdy. The panelists were Dr. Ajit Nagpal, Mrs. Amina Al Saadi, Dr. Ashok Gupta, Dr. P K Menon and Dr. Malligere Prasanna.

The Chief Guest presented the speakers with mementos, as a token of appreciation.

 

Thumbay Dental Hospital, the first private dental hospital in the country opens at Thumbay Medicity Ajman

Thumbay Dental Hospital, the first private dental hospital in the country opens at Thumbay Medicity Ajman
  • Also the largest private academic dental hospital in the Middle East, the hospital has a built up area of 37,000 sq.ft., with 60 dental chairs across 3 floors.
  • A 500-bed teaching hospital and advanced rehabilitation center are fast approaching completion at Thumbay Medicity.

The first private dental hospital in the country and the largest academic dental hospital in the Middle East region’s private sector, Thumbay Dental Hospital opened at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman on 10th April 2018. Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University was the chief guest of the inaugural function, presided by Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group. Also present at the function were Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division and members of the Thumbay Group Board.

With a built-up area of 37,000 sq. ft. and 60 dental chairs spread across three floors, Thumbay Dental Hospital has a competent team of experienced and qualified dental specialists, delivering high quality dental services to patients at affordable costs. The hospital has highly experienced doctors and cutting-edge technology, providing personalized care according to the needs of individual patients. The hospital is staffed by an efficient team of caregivers from 25 different nationalities, capable of serving patients in 50 different languages.

The hospital also trains the students of the undergraduate and proposed post-graduate courses of the College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University (GMU). Being an academic hospital, the doctors here are also academicians with extensive knowledge, keeping up-to-date with the latest technology and knowledge of research breakthroughs in dentistry.

The hospital offers services and treatments in General Dentistry, Endodontics, Paedodontics, Periodontics, Invisalign, Veneers & Lumineers, Dentures, Crowns and Bridges, Simple & Complicated Extractions and Hollywood Smile. Specialized services also include Implants, Orthodontics, Lasers & Endodontic Microscopes, Cosmetic Dentistry, treatment for facial pain, complicated Oral Surgeries and Sleep Apnea. The hospital has an in-house dental lab for accurate dental Prosthesis. It also features dedicated CSSD for Infection Control. The hospital is also open on Fridays.

The hospital also plans to introduce stem cell treatment for dental diseases. An advanced ‘Dental Stem Cell Bank’ for harvesting/banking dental stem cells is planned at the hospital.

Speaking about the new dental hospital, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of Thumbay Group’s healthcare division said, “We are pleased to open Thumbay Dental Hospital to provide UAE residents and medical tourists with the highest quality dental services. This facility is uniquely different in that it is an academic dental hospital offering advanced specialist care under one roof, with emphasis on dental health promotion, disease management, awareness and compassionate care. We hope to emerge as the preferred dental care destination in the region providing high quality dental care at affordable costs.”

Thumbay Dental Hospital is a member of the Gulf Medical University Academic Healthcare System, providing continuous professional growth for doctors, for innovative dental treatments.

The hospital also has the Marhaba Lounge for personalized services to patients by fast-tracking registration formalities, consultation, examination/ diagnosis, procedures, documentation, billing etc.

Thumbay Dental Hospital is located at the Thumbay Medicity, in Al Jurf, Ajman which also houses the region’s leading private medical university – the Gulf Medical University. A 500-bed academic hospital – the largest private academic hospital in the region, as well as an advanced rehabilitation center – the first-of-its-kind in the region, are at the final stages of completion at Thumbay Medicity, slated to open shortly. Thumbay Medicity also houses Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, The Terrace Restaurant, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe etc.

According to Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group, the ongoing and upcoming projects at various locations in the UAE as well as elsewhere in the GCC, Africa and India are in accordance with the group’s strategic plans, which will scale up the size of the businesses at least ten times establishing global presence and increasing the employee strength to over 25,000, in the next 4-5 years. “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, in addition to upcoming clinics, day care hospitals, labs and pharmacies at various locations,” he said, outlining the strategic plans for the healthcare division.

Various soon-to-open clinics and pharmacies are at different stages of development in locations including Deira Waterfront, Dragon Mart and Bur Dubai in Dubai and Abu Shagara and Rahmaniya Mall in Sharjah.