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Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Launches ‘Go Green’ Initiative

Thumbay Hospital Fujairah Launches ‘Go Green’ Initiative

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, the leading academic hospital operated by Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, launched a ‘Go Green’ initiative at the hospital premises on 7th November 2017. Launched as part of Thumbay Group’s CSR drive, the initiative was inaugurated by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, in the presence of Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, members of Thumbay Group Board, the hospital management and staff from various departments.

 

The tagline of the ‘Go Green’ initiative is, “There is no planet B”, emphasizing the need to protect the earth by planting more trees and spreading greenery, through the slogan: Save the Planet, Plant a Tree. Planting a sapling at the hospital premises to kick-off the initiative, Mr. Thumbay Moideen said that he hoped the campaign would inspire people to learn to respect and care for their environment through hands-on efforts. He added that Thumbay Group would include more environment-focused activities in its CSR plan.

According to Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, the initiative has been launched to raise employee and community awareness of environmental stewardship, and to encourage the community to work to protect the environment. He added that Thumbay Group’s hospitals, multispecialty day-care centers and clinics were actively involved in spreading the message of protecting the environment.

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 has the credentials of being a member of other equally eminent organizations like the prestigious QHA-Trent Accreditation, UK. The hospital offers 24X7 Services like Accident & Emergency, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, and Ambulance.

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah has been conducting several activities as part of Thumbay Group’s CSR drive. It frequently conducts free health checkup camps in and around Fujairah. Its recent beach cleaning drive in cooperation with Fujairah Municipality had won the admiration of the public as well as officials.

Gulf Medical University Celebrates Two Decades of Excellence in Healthcare, Education & Research

Gulf Medical University Celebrates Two Decades of Excellence in Healthcare, Education & Research

Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the Gulf region celebrated its entry into the 20th glorious year of excellence in education, healthcare and research, with a special ceremony at the campus in Al Jurf, Ajman on 5th November 2017. The celebrations were attended by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder, President Board of Trustees of GMU, Prof. Hossam Hamdy – the Chancellor of GMU, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director Operations of the Construction & Renovation Division and Director – Thumbay Technologies, as well as other members of Thumbay Group Board and Deans, faculty members, staff and students of GMU.

The celebration was an occasion for not only reflecting on the achievements of the past, but also an opportunity to showcase the University’s future directions and aspirations. Remembering his experiences transforming GMU into a hub of medical education for students from 80 countries, Mr. Thumbay Moideen said, “Gulf Medical University’s 20 years of existance is a significant milestone in our history and growth. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on and be proud of our rich past, and look forward to exciting future opportunities, as we continue to develop into a global destination of excellence in education, healthcare and research. Together, let us take GMU to greater heights.”

The Celebration marked a milestone in GMU’s history as it prepares to enter the most exciting phase of growth and expansion. According to Thumbay Group’s strategic plans, the Gulf Medical University is to see a major increase in its facilities, soon. A 500-bed academic hospital, an advanced rehabilitation hospital – the biggest of its kind in the region, and a 60-chair dental hospital; all under the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group are nearing completion in the University campus and will significantly increase the training facilities for the students. Moreover, GMU will soon launch innovative new programs at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and PhDs. While maintaining its specialization in the health industry, programs in Health Economics, Health Management, Environmental Health and Biomedical Engineering are under development in order to be offered jointly with leading universities from USA like Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Medical College of Wisconsin, University of St. Joseph’s – Connecticut and other reputable universities in the region.

GMU expects to triple the size of its students over the coming five years, by creating a hybrid educational environment between the sustainable trajectory of our core programs and the disruptive new technology in maximizing the value of online education. The only way to achieve our goals is through expanding our geographic footprints and online technologies.

Further, Thumbay Group also plans to open three new campuses in three different countries, shortly. The Thumbay network of academic hospitals plans to 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.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that the completion of two successful decades provides a useful perspective to look back over the efforts undertaken so far and the results achieved till date. Thanking Mr. Thumbay Moideen for his visionary leadership, the Chancellor said, “We have new responsibilities to shoulder and opportunities to explore, as we aspire to emerge as the most preferred destination for education, healthcare and research.”

 

Gulf Medical University Celebrates UAE Flag Day

Gulf Medical University Celebrates UAE Flag Day

Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private University in the region, celebrated the UAE Flag Day with pomp and splendor, on 2nd November 2017.  The UAE flag was raised at the Gulf Medical University (GMU) campus in Al Jurf, Ajman amid a celebratory atmosphere, with the academic leadership, administrators, faculty and students attending the ceremony.

 The GMU campus was resplendent with hues of green, black, red and white, representing the UAE flag. The celebrations started with the UAE national anthem, followed by the hoisting of the UAE’s flag at the campus and reciting the pledge of allegiance to the nation and its wise leadership. A cake-cutting ceremony led by the chief guest Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU was part of the celebrations. Students also released balloons representing the colors of the UAE flag.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy expressed the University’s delight in celebrating the joyous annual occasion, to instill loyalty and commitment to the UAE Government’s quest for socio-economic growth, the preservation of local culture, and environmental sustainability in line with the vision and guidance of the country’s visionary leadership. “By hoisting the UAE flag today, the staff and students of GMU express our pride in being a part of this great country. As a community of students from 80 nationalities and faculty/staff from over 25 nations, we also take this opportunity to express our appreciation of the UAE’s role as a front runner in embracing various cultures and as a pioneer of peaceful coexistence and tolerance,” he said.

Reiterating their loyalty and commitment to the UAE Government’s vision, the attendees from different cultures used the occasion to reaffirm the love for the UAE; their ‘home away from home’.

 

Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah Organizes Grand Event for Well-Wishers, Followed by ‘Doctors Meet 2017’ Attended by 400 Doctors

Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah Organizes Grand Event for Well-Wishers, Followed by ‘Doctors Meet 2017’ Attended by 400 Doctors

Thumbay Hospital – Fujairah, one of the leading academic hospitals under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, conducted the inaugural meeting of its ‘Well-wishers Forum’, a body of stakeholders’ from various industries and business segments supporting the hospital’s constant pursuit of excellence in high standards of healthcare delivery and patient satisfaction. Held on 3rd November 2017 at Concorde Hotel – Fujairah, the Well-wishers Meet was a grand get-together of leaders from the business sector, academic institutions, religious and cultural organizations, local and regional bodies, etc.

The Well-wishers Meet is a unique initiative by Thumbay Hospital Fujairah, which brings together friends of the hospital from different sectors and backgrounds, providing the hospital management with valuable feedback on the ways to continuously improve the standards of service delivery and patient convenience. The recommendations made by the forum are evaluated and will be implemented by the hospital management.

The Well-wishers Meet was followed by a ‘Doctors Meet 2017’ attended by around 400 doctors & delegates from various hospitals, insurance companies and corporates , presided by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, in the presence of Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group. Dr. Mohammad Faisal Parvez – Chief Operating Officer of Thumbay Hospital Fujairah delivered the welcome address and Dr. Osama Mahmoud Rizk – Medical Director of the hospital proposed the vote of thanks. The Doctors Meet also felicitated some senior doctors from various hospitals & Insurance company representatives, noted for their remarkable contributions to the healthcare industry. Addressing the gathering, Mr. Thumbay Moideen elaborated on Thumbay Group’s strategic plans for the healthcare sector, 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.

Commenting on the ‘Well-wishers Forum’ initiative, Mr. Akbar Moideen said that it was important for Thumbay Hospital to hear from various stakeholders. “This is part of our comprehensive and holistic approach to ensuring that we not only provide more and improved access to our healthcare services, but also maintain the highest standards of quality, patient safety and integrity. The feedbacks and recommendations from various stakeholder groups also help us to identify the trends in healthcare delivery,” he said.

Emphasizing the importance of constantly engaging with external stakeholders and healthcare professionals, Dr. Mohammad Faisal Parvez said that Thumbay Hospital Fujairah planned to organize more such events in the future.

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 has the credentials of being a member of other equally eminent organizations like the prestigious QHA-Trent Accreditation, UK. The hospital offers 24X7 Services like Accident & Emergency, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, and Ambulance.

Thumbay Hospital Partners Breast Cancer Awareness Event at Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, Ajman

Thumbay Hospital Partners Breast Cancer Awareness Event at Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, Ajman

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division participated in the ‘Pink Carnival’ Breast Cancer Awareness Event at Body & Soul Health Club & Spa, Al Jurf, Ajman on 28th October 2017.

Dr. Prashanth Hegde, Medical Director and Specialist – Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, was the chief guest of the ‘Balloon Releasing’ ceremony organized in connection with the event. Hundreds of pink balloons were released at the event held at Thumbay Grounds, to promote breast cancer awareness.

The Pink Carnival Event also included a breast cancer awareness lecture for the ladies, given by Dr. Nina Vicol, Specialist – Surgery, Thumbay Hospital Ajman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Thumbay Group

Established by the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, today the Dubai-based Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate with presence across 20 sectors of business including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution. Thumbay Group follows a strategic plan, according to which the Group aims to expand its businesses over ten times, with global presence. Accordingly, the Thumbay academic hospital network will have a total of 1000 beds in the UAE, 1500 beds in India and 750 beds elsewhere in the Gulf and Africa by 2022, taking the total number of hospitals to 15 worldwide. The strategic vision plan aims to increase the group’s employee strength to 25,000 by the year 2022.

Police Aid Post Opens at Thumbay Hospital, Ajman

Police Aid Post Opens at Thumbay Hospital, Ajman

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

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

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

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

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

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