Monthly Archives: October 2018

Over 5000 Students Visit Gulf Medical University as Young Scientists Display Innovative Projects at the 12th Annual Medical and Science Exhibition

Over 5000 Students Visit Gulf Medical University as Young Scientists Display Innovative Projects at the 12th Annual Medical and Science Exhibition

GMU MASE 2018 had on display around 900 exhibits in the project, poster and painting categories by talented young students from across schools in the UAE, competing for cash prizes of AED. 25,000 in total

An automated device to prevent children being left inside locked cars, a method to generating electricity from doors, a smart helmet which gives bike riders a 360 degree vision of their surroundings and a system prevents children from falling off balconies were some of the projects on display at the Gulf Medical University’s 12th annual Medical and Science Exhibition (MASE) on 24th and 25th October 2018, where around 2000 students from 65 schools vied for prizes in the projects, posters and paintings categories.

The event was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, 24th October 2018 by Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Vice Provost – Academics, Gulf Medical University, 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 exhibited around over 300 projects, 300 posters and around 250 paintings based on science and medicine, vying for total cash prizes of AED 25,000, in addition to trophies and certificates. The competitions were judged by a panel comprising of leading doctors, professors and medical science professionals.

Explaining the aim of the annual exhibition, Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University (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.”

Projects included many innovative prototypes, most of them attempting to solve the challenges and issues of everyday life. Ruchika, Sakshi, Nashita and Samrin, grade 11 students from The Millennium School Dubai displayed an advanced project called ‘Hot Cars’ to ensure the safety of children in the summer heat. “Every year, an average of 156 children die in overheated cars. Our project presents an electronic system which senses the presence of children in a locked car and maintains a safe temperature within. It works even when the engine is switched off,” they explained.

The ‘Balcony Life Saver’ by Thomas, Jason, Allen and Niju, grade 12 students of Indian School Ajman was yet another notable project. Seeking to address the issue of children falling off balconies, the working model demonstrated how the parent would receive an instant alert on his/her mobile phone as soon as a child enters the balcony, at the same time activating a self-deploying net which would ensure the child’s safety in case of a fall.

Rishab and Rahil from The Millennium School Dubai presented the ‘DynaDoor Project’, a unique way of generating electricity form of doors, by converting the physical energy generated from opening/closing doors to electrical energy. “Considering that our school has around a hundred doors which are used every day, the electricity thus generated can be used to light up a one-bedroom flat for a week,” explained Rishab. The project had won the people’s choice award at the DEWA Conservation Awards.

Apart from working models, students also presented still models and charts about various medical and scientific advancements, diseases, lifestyle issues etc. The paintings on display also won the admiration of visitors.

The winners were declared and prizes awarded at the closing ceremony on Thursday, 25th October. Apart from the overall championship, prizes were awarded in 35 team and individual categories, including viewers’ choice awards.

 

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road Muweilah-Sharjah Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Session for the teachers and for the parents at Our Own English School Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road Muweilah-Sharjah Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Session for the teachers and for the parents at Our Own English School Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road, Muweilah – Sharjah, the leading day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s healthcare division conducted a free Breast Cancer Awareness talk by Specialist Gynecologist Dr. Meenaxi Upadhaya for the teachers and for the parents at Our Own English School Sharjah on 24th October 2018.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road Muweilah-Sharjah Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Session for the teachers and for the parents at India International School Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road Muweilah-Sharjah Conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Session for the teachers and for the parents at India International School Sharjah

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road, Muweilah – Sharjah, the leading day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s healthcare division conducted a free Breast Cancer Awareness talk by Specialist Gynecologist Dr. Meenaxi Upadhaya for the teachers and for the parents at India International School Sharjah on 24th October 2018.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah conducts Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah conducted Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign  at Med Pharma Sharjah on 21st October 2018.

The female Staff members of the organization got benefited with the Talk and Lecture in Pink Ribbon Event. Dr. Jyoti Pande (Specialist Gynecologist) conducted a free health talk session about the Awareness and Prevention of Breast Cancer.

About Thumbay Medical & Dental Speciality Centre, Sharjah

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah (previously known as GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah) is a constituent unit of Thumbay Group, a full-fledged multi-specialty Centre with world class ultra-modern facilities providing quality healthcare at affordable prices, rendering quality service to the community for more than 7 years. This center also supports clinical teaching activities of the Dental College of Gulf Medical University. The Centre has facility for outpatients, pharmacy, radiology and a laboratory, benefiting patients from the area. The Centre is equipped with various specialty departments & services supported by highly qualified and experienced doctors, strong team of Nursing, Paramedics & Technicians.

Thumbay Group Signs MoU with the Government of Serbia to Establish Gulf Medical University and Thumbay Hospital in Belgrade, Serbia

Thumbay Group Signs MoU with the Government of Serbia to Establish Gulf Medical University and Thumbay Hospital in Belgrade, Serbia

Thumbay Group has entered into an agreement with the Government of Serbia, to establish Gulf Medical University and Thumbay Hospital in Belgrade. The agreement was signed on 22nd October 2018 by Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group on behalf of Thumbay Group and Dr. Zlatibor Loncar- Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia and Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade and Prof. Mladen Sarcevic – Minister of Education of the Republic of Serbia, representing the Serbian government.

 

Besides the ministers, the high-level delegation from Serbia included Prof. Dr. Sanja Radojevic-Škodric- Director of National Health Insurance Fund and professor of Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade; Prof. Dr Milika Asanin- Director of the Clinical Center of Serbia and Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Ms. Ana Langović Milićević  – Deputy Minister of Education and Mr. Marko Pavlovic- Advisor of  Minister of Health. The delegates were presented with the mission and future directions of Thumbay Group and Gulf Medical University and they toured the advance facilities for education, healthcare and research, at Thumbay Medicity. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Serbian Ambassador to UAE.

Thumbay Group’s University and hospital in Belgrade will be built in phases, expected to be fully operational in 2020. “Thumbay Group is looking for equity partners to invest in the project, and we are preparing to go public by 2023,” said Dr. Thumbay Moideen. He further said that Thumbay Group was honored to sign the MoU with the government of Serbia. “We look forward with great enthusiasm to strengthening our collaborations and to provide new opportunities for mutual cooperation in the areas of education, healthcare and research, our three core areas.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen added that the MoU was part of Thumbay Group’s strategic plans which aim to increase the size of its businesses about ten times and increase its employee strength to 25,000 by 2022, apart from expanding its global spread. Accordingly, the group plans to open three new University campuses across 3 different countries. In addition, the strategic plans also envision an increase in capacity of the Thumbay academic hospital network to 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and in Africa.

Two more agreements were signed with the delegation. The clinical cooperation agreement between Clinical Center Serbia and Thumbay Group for clinical training of the students of Gulf Medical University – Belgrade, was signed by Dr. Thumbay Moideen with the Dean, University of Belgrade and Director – Clinical Training Center – Belgrade. The MoU between Clinical Center Serbia and Gulf Medical University – UAE for academic cooperation was signed by Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of GMU with the Dean, University of Belgrade and Director – Clinical Training Center – Belgrade.

Owned and operated by Thumbay Group, Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman is the biggest private medical university in the Middle East region. Founded in 1998, it has students from over 80 countries and faculty/staff from around 25 countries. The Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS) is the first of its kind in the region’s private sector. Thumbay Hospital is the biggest private academic hospital network in the region, operating under the healthcare division of Thumbay Group and serving patients from around 175 nationalities. GMU together with the Thumbay Hospital network trains close to trains close to 20 percent of the doctors and 60 percent of the healthcare professionals in the UAE

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla Conducts ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ Program and Launched Well Women Clinic

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla Conducts ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ Program and Launched Well Women Clinic

Over 150 ladies participated in the program. Malabar Adukkala conducted saladiucious contest through social media, Prizes were awarded to the winners of Salad competition, the first prize Samsung TV, 2nd prize Samsung Mobile and 3rd prize ZO & MO optical GIFT. Malabar Adukkala and team were presented with Momentos and certificates, as a mark of appreciation for their support to the program.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla Launched the Exclusive Well Woman Clinic on the day of Breast Cancer Awareness. Well Women Clinic Launched with the purpose of serving patients looking for treatment including lifestyle diseases, Infertility, Menstrual Disorders, Menopause and adolescent care.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah conducts Health Awareness & First Aid Camp at Wanderers Sports Club Sharjah

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah conducts Health Awareness & First Aid Camp at Wanderers Sports Club Sharjah

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre Sharjah conducted Health Awareness & First Aid Camp in association with Thumbay Hospital Ajman at Wanderers Sports Club Sharjah on 19th October 2018. Around 500 sports men and women got benefited with the presence for Thumbay Group Medical Staffs.

About Thumbay Medical & Dental Speciality Centre, Sharjah

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah (previously known as GMC Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah) is a constituent unit of Thumbay Group, a full-fledged multi-specialty Centre with world class ultra-modern facilities providing quality healthcare at affordable prices, rendering quality service to the community for more than 7 years. This center also supports clinical teaching activities of the Dental College of Gulf Medical University. The Centre has facility for outpatients, pharmacy, radiology and a laboratory, benefiting patients from the area. The Centre is equipped with various specialty departments & services supported by highly qualified and experienced doctors, strong team of Nursing, Paramedics & Technicians.

Thumbay Group’s First Private Academic Hospital Celebrates 16th Anniversary

Thumbay Group’s First Private Academic Hospital Celebrates 16th Anniversary

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division celebrated its 16th Anniversary on 17th October 2018.

Inaugurated in 2002, Thumbay Hospital – Ajman has the distinction of being the first private teaching hospital in the UAE, as well as the first JCI-accredited hospital in the Emirate. Part of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), the first private academic health system in the region, Thumbay Hospital Ajman provides clinical training to the students of Gulf Medical University.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group said that the 16th anniversary of Thumbay Group’s first healthcare establishment marks a significant moment in the group’s journey. “When Thumbay Hospital Ajman was built, it was primarily with the purpose of providing adequate training facilities to the students of Gulf Medical University, Ajman. However, the hospital soon became a popular healthcare destination in the country, driving the growth of our healthcare division under which we today have a network of academic hospitals, family clinics as well as diagnostic centers, presently operating across the UAE as well as in India and Africa.”

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group said that the Thumbay Hospital network has evolved as a benchmark of quality academic healthcare in the country. “The Thumbay Hospital network has built a strong reputation boasting expert healthcare professionals and state-of-the-art facilities. On this occasion, we renew and reiterate our commitment towards providing safe, innovative and reliable healthcare of the highest standards,” he said.

Dr. Hilol Kanti Pal – Medical Director, Mr. Mohammad Abufara – COO, were extremely delighted to celebrate this occasion, along with members of the hospital faculty and staff.

Thumbay Hospital, Ajman offers services across all major medical specialties and has 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.

Thumbay Hospitals and clinics are located at Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE as well as in Hyderabad-India and Africa. All Thumbay Hospitals have exclusive Medical Tourism departments as well as Marhaba Services for personalized patient services.

Thumbay Builders Honored for ‘Healthcare Project of the Year’ at the Construction Innovation Awards 2018

Thumbay Builders Honored for ‘Healthcare Project of the Year’ at the Construction Innovation Awards 2018

Thumbay Builders, one of the largest construction companies in the Northern Emirates operated by the Construction & Renovation Division of Thumbay Group, was honored with the ‘Healthcare Project of the Year’ award at the third annual Construction Innovation Awards 2018 held at Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Dubai on 17th October 2018. The awards function was organized by Construction Business News, the leading construction magazine published by BNC Publishers.

Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay, Director-Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division of Thumbay Group, accompanied by Mr. Farwaz P.C., COO of Thumbay Builders, received the ‘Healthcare Project of the Year’ award at the function.

Thumbay Builders was chosen for the award on account of the two recently inaugurated state-of-the-art healthcare facilities at Thumbay Medicity: the Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital (TPTRH) – the biggest and most advanced hospital for physical therapy and rehabilitation and the Thumbay Dental Hospital – the first private dental hospital in the country and the largest academic dental hospital in the Middle East region’s private sector. These hospitals are considered unique in the region due to their cutting-edge technology and facilities.

Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay said that the award recognizes Thumbay Builders’ reputation as specialized builders of world-class healthcare facilities. “Thumbay Builders has always focused on integrating the latest technology with the efficient use of resources, delivering unmatched customer satisfaction. With our team of expert professionals and latest technology, we have demonstrated the capability and expertise to execute high-end construction projects in healthcare, education, hospitality etc., in the UAE as well as in India,” he said.

Thumbay Builders was founded by Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group. It offers facilities in designing, developing and constructing real estate. Some of the prestigious projects handled by Thumbay Builders in the UAE include the Gulf Medical University, Thumbay Hospital, Thumbay Pharmacy, Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, and The Terrace Restaurant. The soon-to-open 500-bed academic hospital – Thumbay University Hospital – the largest private academic hospital in the region coming up at Thumbay Medicity is also being constructed by Thumbay Builders.

Gulf Medical University Features on the Cover of US-based International Education Publication ‘Knowledge Review Magazine’

Gulf Medical University Features on the Cover of US-based International Education Publication ‘Knowledge Review Magazine’

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman has been featured on the cover of the renowned international education publication Knowledge Review Magazine, published from Ohio, US. The magazine has included GMU in its list of ‘10 Best Value Institutes in UAE 2018’.

The biggest private medical university in the Gulf region, GMU’s state-of-the-art training/teaching facilities, international collaborations and recognitions, a full-fledged academic system and new launched programs and colleges have consolidated its reputation as one of the most sought-after destinations for cutting-edge medical education, attracting student applications in large numbers to various courses. It is owned and run by Thumbay Group, a diversified international business conglomerate headquartered at DIFC – Dubai.

The cover-story credits GMU with “bringing the valued education on Medical Sciences to the shores of the Persian Gulf.” Citing Medical Education, Healthcare and Research as the three core areas of GMU, the article states that the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS) links the healthcare, medical education and research functions on its own. “The university has infrastructure and facilities which are at par with international standards. Apart from the academic programs, Gulf Medical University is at the forefront of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development Programs. The university has also been organizing international and regional conferences and symposia,” it says.

Talking about the academic leadership of the university, the article says, “The Chancellor of GMU, Prof. Hossam Hamdy has been a guide, a master and a visionary for the university. With a bagful of prestigious degrees under his name he has been the right taskmaster taking GMU to the heights.” Further, it also mentions GMU’s recent ranking among the top 50 medical universities in the Middle East, and its winning Gold at the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards, 2018.

The article calls GMU a “dynamic campus buzzing with student activities throughout the year,” and notes that students are strongly encouraged to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, for their overall personality development. “GMU has students from over 80 countries and faculty/staff from more than 25 countries. The University has a friendly setting for students from different cultural backgrounds to co-exist and pursue their career ambitions in an atmosphere of mutual respect and professional camaraderie,” it adds. In terms of program offerings, the article says that GMU is the biggest university in the region offering 23 different undergraduate and postgraduate programs. “GMU enjoys a robust collaboration with a number of prestigious universities around the world, such as the University of Arizona, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee – USA, University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy in Connecticut, German Heidelberg University, American University in Cairo, University of Ghana, Medical University of Lublin, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, etc., as well as research institutes such as the Gustave Rossi Cancer Research Institute – France.”

Terming GMU graduates as being “among the most employable healthcare professionals in the region,” the article states that research-based approach to learning, early exposure to clinical cases and being mentored by some of the leading professionals-cum-academicians gives GMU graduates the competitive edge over the others. “GMU alumni are pursuing high-flying medical careers in the U.S.A, the U.K, the Middle-East countries, Canada, and Australia, among many others. Many of its students also enroll for higher studies in their chosen areas of specialization.  Around 25% of its graduates are admitted to numerous medical schools in the United States for
further training.”