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Thumbay Group Wins Four Honors at the Prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards 2018, becoming the First Group in SKEA History to Achieve this Feat

Thumbay Group Wins Four Honors at the Prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards 2018, becoming the First Group in SKEA History to Achieve this Feat

Dubai-based diversified global conglomerate Thumbay Group has become the first business group in the history of the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards (SKEA) to win four awards in a single assessment cycle.

At the 16th Sheikh Khalifah Excellence Awards (SKEA) ceremony held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at the at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on 21st February 2018, the awards were presented by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, to Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group.

The awards were won by the following entities owned by Thumbay Group:

Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that Thumbay Group was proud to be honored at SKEA. “It is a matter of great pride that we have been honored at the prestigious SKEA awards, not once, but with four awards won by our entities in education and healthcare. I thank the SKEA jury for recognizing our efforts and our commitment to quality. I congratulate my team and I also take this opportunity to thank our customers for the trust they’ve invested in us, during the course of our two decade long journey. We have always striven to set new standards in education and healthcare, two of our core sectors, and ingrained innovation as the underlying function of our operations across all 20 sectors of business that we are involved in.”

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, the Vice President of Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division said that the multiple recognition for the healthcare division recognized not only the high quality of care that is received by patients at Thumbay Hospitals, but “It also emphasizes the fact that our high standards of patient care and service delivery pervade all the departments in all our hospitals.”  He further said, “We take tremendous pride in the fact that people from over 175 countries place their trust in our hospitals in the UAE and Hyderabad-India.”

The SKEA awards are given to both government and private companies and organizations that set and follow best all round business practices in various fields, every year.

Over a Thousand Filipino Expats Avail Free Specialist Consultations, Health Checkups and Medicines at the ‘Filipino Fiesta & Mega Medical Camp’ organized by Thumbay Hospital Fujairah

Over a Thousand Filipino Expats Avail Free Specialist Consultations, Health Checkups and Medicines at the ‘Filipino Fiesta & Mega Medical Camp’ organized by Thumbay Hospital Fujairah

More than 1000 Filipino expats attended the ‘Filipino Fiesta & Mega Medical Camp’, a mega event organized by Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, at the hospital premises on Friday, 16th February 2018. The event was organized as part of Thumbay Group’s CSR activities.

Filipino expats from in and around the Emirate thronged the hospital to join the fun event and avail the free services offered by the hospital, such as specialist consultations, health checkups and medicines, as well as discounted medical services. The free health checkup services at the venue included blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI analysis. Visitors also accessed the services of the Consular Mission, at the venue.

The event was graced by the presence of the chief guest His Excellency Mr. Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Consul General of Philippines, Dubai & the Northern Emirates. He was welcomed by the Chief Operating Officer of Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, Dr. Mohammed Faisal Parvez. He met and interacted with members of the hospital management and toured the hospital’s advanced facilities. He was highly appreciative of the hospital’s service delivery standards and the latest technology and modern equipment in use. Addressing the gathering, the Consul General also talked about the achievements of his community. He thanked Thumbay Group for hosting the event benefiting Filipino expats.

The event, which included Filipino cultural activities and entertainment programs, saw enthusiastic participation of the Filipino expat community. Visitors were also treated to free lunch. The event honored members of the Filipino community in Fujairah, who have made outstanding contributions to the society. The Filipino staffs of the hospital were also recognized for their contributions.

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah is a 60 bedded full-fledged multi-specialty hospital which believes in promoting quality healthcare with compassion, at affordable costs. A JCI-accredited hospital, it is equipped with latest advancement in medical technologies providing specialized care through clinical acumen of highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals. The Hospital is accredited to the Ministry of Health, UAE, and offers 24X7 Services like Accident & Emergency, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, and Ambulance.

   

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla-Sharjah to Conduct Free Health Camp, Offer Discounted Treatment Packages

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla-Sharjah to Conduct Free Health Camp, Offer Discounted Treatment Packages

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah, the multispecialty day care center operated by Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, will be conducting a free health camp on Thursday, 22nd February 2018.

Free consultation with specialist doctors of Ophthalmology and ENT, in addition to 25% discount thuon all Ophthalmology and ENT procedures and 20% discount on all laboratory investigations, X-ray & ultrasound, would be available to visitors at the camp.

Also, the hospital would observe Saturday, 24th February as ‘Super Care Day’, offering a range of special prices on diagnostics and lab investigations. Visitors at the hospital would also get the chance to book the specially discounted basic health package and antenatal package.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care 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, 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.

Free parking is available at the hospital premises. For more details of the Free Health Camp or Super Care Day, please call: 052 3918899, 050 2196591

 

Over 2000 Patients Avail Free Services at the Mega Health Camp Organized by Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah

Over 2000 Patients Avail Free Services at the Mega Health Camp Organized by Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah

In addition to free consultations and checkups, the camps also offered diagnostic tests and medicines, completely free of cost

More than 2000 people, including families visited Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah to attend the free mega health camp organized as part of Thumbay Group’s CSR program, on Friday, 16th February 2018. Organized with the aim of promoting health awareness among the public and offering them easy access to quality healthcare, the camp offered specialist consultations, medicines, laboratory investigations, X-ray, ECG and Ultrasound services; all completely free of charges.

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 consultations and checkups across various specialist departments. Patients requiring diagnostic examinations were tested and their results issued immediately, enabling the dispensation of free medicines without delay.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, Ajman was the chief guest of the inaugural function of the Mega Health Camp. Inaugurating the camp, he said, “I am glad to inaugurate this Mega Camp, which is one of the most important activities of the Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division and Gulf Medical University. This is one of the best ways to serve the community of this country, and we do it to the best of our abilities.”

Commenting on the facilities at the hospital, he said: “Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center is an exemplary healthcare services delivery center. The services provided by this hospital are truly high-quality and comprehensive. It has excellent doctors and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition to the specialist medical departments, this hospital also houses an excellent dental center. This is a model of healthcare service which extends from a primary to a secondary healthcare level, in addition to linking with the tertiary care hospitals under Thumbay Group, in the UAE.”

Speaking about the ‘academic’ aspect of Thumbay Hospitals, he added: “All the hospitals and clinics under Thumbay Group’s healthcare division also have an academic mission. Medical and dental students of Gulf Medical University are engaging with the patients, in these hospitals, medical centers and clinics.”

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group said that regular health camps organized by the group were intended to benefit the public, as part of Thumbay Group’s CSR drive. “This is our way of giving back to the society,” he said.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said that the free medical and dental camps organized under the healthcare division were highly beneficial for the people, not only by giving them cost-free access to high quality healthcare services, but also by promoting health awareness. “In addition to making a conscious effort to raise awareness on lifestyle-diseases, the camps also stress the need for early detection and prevention,” he said.

Families and people of all age groups attended the camp. Mr. Sohail, an Indian national who attended the camp along with his family, said that they found the event very helpful, especially since it included free diagnostics and medicines, in addition to consultation. “We came here today to consult the GP and Pediatrician. For a free medical camp, we are highly pleased by the service given to us by the doctors, nurses and technicians. We feel that the doctors and staff here are very friendly and patient, making an extra effort to ensure that we were at ease. A remarkable feature of this camp is that  in spite of the huge crowd who have turned up here today, all the tests, consultations and medicine dispensation are being handled systematically, ensuring minimal inconveniences for visitors,” he said.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah is a full-fledged multi-specialty center with state-of-the-art facilities providing quality healthcare at affordable costs. This center also supports the clinical teaching activities of the College of Dentistry, under Gulf Medical University. The hospital has facility for outpatients, pharmacy, radiology and a laboratory, benefiting patients from the area. It is equipped with various specialty departments & services supported by highly qualified and experienced doctors, strong team of nurses, paramedics & technicians.

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla-Sharjah Celebrates First Anniversary

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Rolla-Sharjah Celebrates First Anniversary

 Thumbay Hospital Day Care, Rolla-Sharjah, the leading multispecialty day care hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, celebrated its first anniversary with pomp and splendor, on 10th February 2017. Bollywood actress Ms.Richa Pinai was the celebrity guest of the event.

As part of the celebrations, the hospital offered free health checkups for pregnant women, as well as free eye checkups for patients and visitors. The free checkups and consultations were availed by hundreds of people, the majority of them expectant women and families. The OBG consultations and checkups were administered by the hospital’s Specialist Gynecologist – Dr. Sangitha and the eye checkups/consultations were conducted by Dr. Pankaj Lamba – Specialist and Assistant Head, Ophthalmology.

Meeting and interacting with fans and visitors as well as the crowds of expectant mothers at the hospital, Richa Pinai said that she was delighted to be part of the celebrations. “I congratulate the hospital on the occasion of the first anniversary. I thank Thumbay Group for inviting me to this special celebration. I am even happier to know that as a part of the Group’s CSR initiatives, today, this hospital is offering free consultations to pregnant women. This is truly a great initiative. I appreciate the management of Thumbay Group for coming up with such a noble way to celebrate this occasion of joy,” she said.

Commenting on Thumbay Hospital Day Care’s growing popularity, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group said, “Thumbay Hospital Day Care offers the conveniences of minimal waiting times and faster admissions and discharges, in addition to delivering high quality, patient-focused and affordable care. Accessibility, convenience and efficiency of processes are the key factors that make patient care delivery system unique at Thumbay Hospital Day Care. The hospital has experienced doctors, and the focus is on the quality of clinical outcomes.”

Speaking about the expanding network of Thumbay academic hospitals worldwide, Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group said that the Thumbay academic hospital network would have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022.

Strategically located at the heart of Rolla-Sharjah, Thumbay Hospital Day Care 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.

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.

 

Varicose Vein Patient Walks Comfortably within 24 Hours of Minimally Invasive, Painless Procedure

Varicose Vein Patient Walks Comfortably within 24 Hours of Minimally Invasive, Painless Procedure

A new technology known as Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) has enabled a 46-year-old male patient with extensive varicose veins in both lower limbs leave the hospital on the same day of the procedure and start walking comfortably within 24 hours.

The patient, Indian national Mr. Arya Hussain was presented to Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, with bleeding from the dilated veins in right lower limb. He was also having pain and heaviness in the right lower limb, due to his medication condition.

He was examined by Dr. Ashok Gupta, Specialist Vascular Surgeon. Investigations with high-end ultrasound revealed a significant leakage from the valve, in the right thigh region.

In normal cases, such a case could be rectified only by a corrective procedure by the traditional open operative technique. In Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, the availability of the new minimally invasive Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) ruled out open surgery.

The team led by Dr. Ashok Gupta performed the RFA procedure under local anesthesia and sedation. The patient was discharged on the same day. The procedure involved using a catheter that’s heated up by radiofrequency energy to heat the vein and seal it off. Mr. Hussain was able to walk comfortably the very next day.

Speaking about the RFA procedure, Dr. Ashok Gupta said that the procedure involved very little pain and that it was absolutely patient friendly. “Earlier, the only proper treatment for serious varicose veins was “stripping”, wherein an incision was made on the patient’s thigh, and the complete vein removed. This use to be painful and required a few days of hospitalization,” said Dr. Ashok, adding, “RFA causes minimal discomfort after the procedure as well as fewer complications. It does not involve any cutting into the skin or use of invasive equipment. Another major advantage is that patients benefit from less waiting times compared to surgeries.”

He said that the success rate of the procedure was close to 98% worldwide.

 

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre to Conduct Free Mega Health Camp in Sharjah on February 16

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre to Conduct Free Mega Health Camp in Sharjah on February 16

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

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre, Sharjah, the leading academic hospital under Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, will be conducting a free Mega Health Camp from 9 am to 9 pm on Friday, 16th February 2018.

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 invite people from all over the UAE to benefit from the camp,” he added.

Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Centre has the following specialist departments: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Practitioner, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dermatology & Dental.

For more details, contact: 06-5358111, 056-7673124, 055-8537593.

Raffle Draw Winner Avails Free Bariatric Surgery at Thumbay Hospital Ajman

Raffle Draw Winner Avails Free Bariatric Surgery at Thumbay Hospital Ajman

Egyptian national Mr. Salah, the winner of a free bariatric surgery in a raffle draw held at Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, underwent the surgery at the hospital today (8th February 2018). He had won the free surgery at a raffle draw held at the hospital on 31st Dec. 2017 in connection with the World Diabetes Day awareness program. The hospital performed the surgery absolutely free of cost.

Aged 40 years, 173cm tall Mr. Salah weighed 180kgs and his BMI was an alarming 60. Dr.Tamer Saafan, Specialist – Bariatric Surgery, said that the surgery went well, and that Mr. Salah was recovering as expected. The patient is expected to lose around 75kgs in the first year. He will see the doctor again for his first follow-up, after 3 months.

“Bariatric surgery is a simple procedure nowadays. It is done laproscopically, through four key-hole incisions. The patient can be discharged the very next day, and he/she can even go back to work after a couple of days’ rest,” Dr. Tamer added.

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe Brings its Promise of “A True Coffee Experience” to Ajman Chamber

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe Brings its Promise of “A True Coffee Experience” to Ajman Chamber

Blends & Brews fast-tracks its strategic global expansion towards 100 outlets by 2022, by opening the third new outlet this year

UAE-born international brand of coffee shops Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, operated by Thumbay Group’s Hospitality Division, opened a new outlet at the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ajman on Monday, 5th February 2018. The coffee shop was inaugurated by the chief guest His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqer Al Nuaimi, Board Member – Ajman Chamber and Chairman – Habitat Group UAE, in the presence of Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Farhad C – Director of the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group, and other members of Thumbay Group Board.

One of the fast-growing chains of coffee shops in the region, Blends & Brews has multiple outlets in different Emirates of the UAE, in addition to its first outlet in India which was opened in Hyderabad in 2016. The brand has outlets at major shopping malls, offices, universities, government offices, hospitals, health clubs, etc. and the numbers are growing owing to its huge popularity and demand. Its first drive-thru outlet was opened in Ajman in 2016. It also operates ELITE outlets catering to upmarket customers.

Riding high-on its reputation built over the years, Blends & Brews is pursuing an ambitious expansion plan in the Middle East region, Africa and India, in line with Thumbay Group’s strategic plans. “The strategic plan of Thumbay Group includes the addition of 100 Blends & Brews outlets by 2022, and extend franchise offers to partners in countries including India and the MENA region,” said Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, adding, “We are confident that our UAE-born brand will find acceptance the world over.”

In addition to hot and cold beverages including its signature blends Espresso Blends, Tropical Gold, Blenders Sparkle, Blends & Brews also has a short-eats menu designed in accordance with the local palate, to ensure quick service to customers without having them wait. Keeping in mind the customers’ requirements, Blends & Brews offers them seven varietals of Tea (both iced and hot), cold coffees, iced and creamy smoothie, soda pops, Gelato ice creams, thick creamy shakes and specialized chocolate drinks. Blends & Brews also has its own range of sugar-free delicacies including drinks, cookies and cakes. The stores are designed as attractive open spaces and the interiors are coffee-themed, based on the concept of modernity. The Baristas are professionals who are keen on giving customers a taste of the brand’s values, besides great coffee.

Commenting on the new coffee shop, Mr. Farhad C, Director of the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group said, “All Blends & Brews coffee shops endeavor to provide the best and most satisfying coffee experience to customers, with personalized services and menus measuring up to the highest standards of quality and innovation, in a world-class ambience. Innovation and customer satisfaction are at the core of Blends & Brews’ operations, as we work towards the vision to position ourselves as a premier coffee shop chain worldwide.”

About Thumbay Group

Established by the Founder President Dr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, today Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate headquartered in Dubai, with presence across 20 sectors of business including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution. Thumbay Group follows a strategic plan, according to which the Group aims to expand its businesses over ten times, with global presence. The strategic vision plan aims to increase the employee strength to 25,000 by the year 2022.

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 multiple outlets across Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah. Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe has 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, with the sixth club slated to open in Fujairah shortly.

High-Level Delegation from CAP Visits Thumbay Labs’ Central Reference Laboratory

High-Level Delegation from CAP Visits Thumbay Labs’ Central Reference Laboratory

The Central Reference Laboratory of Thumbay Labs at Gulf Medical University, Ajman, had the pleasure of hosting a high-level delegation of the prestigious College of American Pathologists (CAP) on Sunday, 4th February 2018.

The delegates included Dr. R Bruce Williams – President College of American Pathologists, Chris Miller – Vice President International Market Development, Jim Orheim – Senior Director Marketing and and Dr. Elizabeth Wagar – Professor and Chair, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The delegation met Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group and Dr. P. K. Menon, Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Thumbay Labs, to discuss educational opportunities for enhancing lab quality, as well as training and internship opportunities at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, for students from Gulf Medical University (GMU).

Touring the central reference lab, the CAP officials visited the state-of-the-art facilities for Neonatal Screening, Next Generation Sequencing and Genomics. The visitors were impressed with the technology and operational standards at Thumbay Labs. They also admired the strategic vision and future directions of Thumbay Labs.

Commenting on the significance of the visit, Dr. P. K. Menon said, “The visit of this high-profile delegation from CAP is significant for us, as it demonstrates the capability of Thumbay Labs to carry out high definition genomics to help enhance the level of patient-care in the region. Further, the training opportunities from CAP are exceptional in quality, and will go a long way in enhancing the quality of precision medicine, delivered by our advanced facilities.”

“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, we hope to have 25 diagnostic labs worldwide by 2022, making Thumbay Labs the biggest chain of private diagnostics lab in the region,” said Dr. Thumbay Moideen, explaining the expansion plans. He added that this would complement the group’s healthcare division’s expansion plans which will see the Thumbay academic hospital network have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022.

About Thumbay Labs

Thumbay Labs is the leading network of private diagnostic labs in the region. Owned and operated by Thumbay Group – UAE, 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.