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Thumbay Pharmacy Ties-up with Gulf Medical University’s College of Pharmacy for Training Students and Priority Hiring of Graduates for Employment, Opens New Outlet at Thumbay Medicity Ajman

Thumbay Pharmacy Ties-up with Gulf Medical University’s College of Pharmacy for Training Students and Priority Hiring of Graduates for Employment, Opens New Outlet at Thumbay Medicity Ajman

Thumbay Pharmacy, one of the fastest-growing retail pharmacy chains in the UAE operated by Thumbay Group, has tied-up with the College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University, for teaching and training the graduates of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) course. Furthermore, graduates of the College of Pharmacy will be given priority for employment, across the numerous outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy across the UAE and in India.

As part of the tie-up, a new outlet of Thumbay Pharmacy was inaugurated at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman on 13th May 2018. The pharmacy outlet was inaugurated by Dr. Sherief Khalifa – Dean, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University (GMU), in the presence of members of Thumbay Group Board.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Dr. Sherief Khalifa said, “We are excited about the new pharmacy at Thumbay Medicity. Being part of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), the Thumbay Pharmacy chain benefits from experienced pharmacy practitioners and up-to-date pharmacy professors. They also serve as prime training sites the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students of the College of Pharmacy, GMU, in their community pharmacy rotations. Our aspiration is to take advantage of the Academic Health System, to take community pharmacy in the UAE to a higher level and align with international best practices.” He also thanked Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group, for the decision to give priority to PharmD graduates of the College of Pharmacy, for employment in Thumbay Pharmacies.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that the newly opened outlet was the latest addition to the pharmacy chain, in accordance with Thumbay Group’s expansion plans. “As per our strategic plans, we plan to have 100 Thumbay Pharmacy outlets worldwide, by 2022,” he added.

The new Thumbay Pharmacy will offer the complete range of medicines, medical equipment and rehabilitation care products. Well-experienced and attentive pharmacists with a friendly attitude will serve the customers. “Thumbay Pharmacies offers an extensive range of medicines and products, making it possible for customers to find all their medication needs under one roof. Its well-planned and properly implemented medication management system supports patient safety and improves the quality of care,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay.

Thumbay Medicity also houses the region’s leading private medical university – the Gulf Medical University, the biggest and most advanced hospital for physical therapy and rehabilitation – Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, 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. A 500-bed academic hospital – Thumbay Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region – is 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.

Thumbay Group plans to open at least six more Thumbay Clinics and several more pharmacies as part of the expansion plans this year. Clinics and pharmacies are at various stages of development in locations including Deira Waterfront, Dragon Mart and Bur Dubai in Dubai and Abu Shagara and Rahmaniya Mall in Sharjah.

Thumbay Pharmacy has been delivering excellent health care solutions in the UAE for close to two decades, now. It has entered the Indian retail pharmacy sector with outlets in Hyderabad.  Driven by the motto, “the right medication at the right time”, Thumbay Pharmacy serves patients round-the-clock, with a wide range of medications from reputed pharmaceutical companies dispensed by experienced pharmacists. With presence throughout the UAE, the network of Thumbay Pharmacies has earned the reputation of offering a diverse range of products and hassle-free customer service.

A unique feature of Thumbay Pharmacy is that the patients are allowed to freely interact with pharmacists regarding the proper usage of medication in terms of dosage, route of administration, adverse effects, precautions etc. The pharmacy considers it the prime duty of the dispensing pharmacist to counsel the patient or the caretaker on all aspects of medication therapy. Drug evaluation and selection, safety evaluation and medication therapy management are all undertaken by the Clinical Pharmacist, to coordinate and provide optimum therapy to the patients for speedy recovery.

About College of Pharmacy, GMU

Gulf Medical University’s College of Pharmacy offers the Pharm D program of five academic years’ duration, which includes one year of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). The Pharm D program prepares students to become competent pharmacists with a solid foundation in biomedical sciences, an in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical sciences and advanced pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy skills. Students are exposed to the practice of community pharmacy in retail pharmacies and complete hospital postings in different medical specialties as part of their clinical experience. GMU’s well-equipped Centre for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare – a complete simulated hospital setting to learn and practice clinical skills in a safe environment, helps students build their confidence to face patients during real life, in clinical posting. Moreover, the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System has its own network of hospitals and pharmacies where the students’ clinical training is organized and supervised by experienced medical and pharmacy practitioners. Owned and run by Thumbay Group, GMU is one of the leading medical universities in the region.

 

 

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah Conducted Free Health Camp for African Nationalities on 10th May

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah Conducted Free Health Camp for African Nationalities on 10th May

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road, Muweilah, Sharjah conducted a free health camp for expats from African countries on Thursday, 10th May 2018. H.E. Ms. Samata Gifty Bukari, The Consul General , Consulate of the Republic of Ghana in Dubai , UAE. was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. People from various African countries availed free consultations from 10 am to 6 pm on 10th May.

About Thumbay Hospital Day Care

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.

 

 

‘Symposium on Evidence-Based Clinical Practice’ Examines Intricacies of Evidence-based Approach for Healthcare Quality Improvement

‘Symposium on Evidence-Based Clinical Practice’ Examines Intricacies of Evidence-based Approach for Healthcare Quality Improvement

Organized by the College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the symposium was attended by healthcare professionals from across the country

As part of the efforts to address the most important issues related to the application of evidence-based medicine and developing clinical practice guidelines, the College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University (GMU) – Ajman in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi conducted the ‘Symposium on Evidence-Based Clinical Practice’ at Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, on 5th May, 2018.

Renowned academicians and leading practitioners delivered talks on the various aspects of evidence-based practice. The symposium provided an opportunity to discuss developments in evidence-based practice and developing clinical practice guidelines, for improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the country. Doctors and academicians also shared their experiences and educated the participants about the steps needed to advance the work on evidence-based clinical practice.

Talks were delivered on the following topics:

  • Key features of evidence-based Clinical Practice: Prof. Sherief Khalifa, Professor & Dean, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University
  • Best practices in preparation of Clinical Practice Guidelines: Dr. Janise Phillips, Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Application of evidence-based practice in Cardiology: Dr. Bassam Atallah, Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • How to diagnose general quality of a research paper?: Dr. Dixon Thomas, Asst. Professor & Chair, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University
  • Critical Appraisal of a research article (Activity): Dr. Subish Palaian, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University
  • Application of evidence-based practice in Nephrology: Dr. Wasim El Nekiddy, Senior Pharmacotherapy Specialist – Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Evidence based practice from research to publication: Dr. Mohamed Hisham, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi & Dr. Dixon Thomas, Asst. Professor & Chair, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University

Prof. Sherief Khalifa, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University said the symposium covered key features of evidence-based clinical practice. “The collaboration of Gulf Medical University with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) signed in February 2018 was instrumental in planning this successful program,” he said, adding that improvements in evidence-based clinical practice would result in better patient outcomes.

The symposium was attended by healthcare professionals from across the country. The speakers were presented with mementos.

 

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah to Conduct Free Health Camp for African Nationalities on 10 May

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah to Conduct Free Health Camp for African Nationalities on 10 May

Thumbay Hospital Day Care, University City Road, Muweilah, Sharjah will be conducting a free health camp for expats from African countries on Thursday, 10th May 2018. H.E. Ms. Samata Gifty Bukari,  The Consul General , Consulate of the Republic of Ghana in Dubai , UAE will be the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. People of all African nationalities can avail free consultations across all the specialties at the hospital from 10 am to 6 pm on 10th May. They can also avail free blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checkups.

Offering treatments and procedures as day-cases, Thumbay Hospital Day Care is a multispecialty center where no overnight stay 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.

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe Opens New Outlet at Thumbay Medicity Ajman

Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe Opens New Outlet at Thumbay Medicity Ajman

Blends & Brews accelerates its global expansion with 4 new outlets so far this year, steadily progressing towards its strategic objective of 100 outlets worldwide by 2022

UAE-born international brand of coffee shops Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, operated by Thumbay Group’s Hospitality Division, opened a new outlet at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman on 7th May 2018. It is located adjacent to 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, in close proximity to Gulf Medical University (GMU), leading private medical university owned by Thumbay Group, as well as the soon-to-be-operational 500-bed Thumbay teaching hospital and the Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital.

 

The coffee shop was inaugurated by Mr. Mohammed Omar Abdennaser Sadek, General Secretary of the GMU Students’ Council, in the presence of 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.

Blends & Brews’ ambitious expansion plan envisions its expansion in the Middle East region, Africa and India, in line with Thumbay Group’s strategic plans. “According to the strategic plans of Thumbay Group, Blends & Brews is headed for a huge global expansion, with 100 outlets to be operational by 2022. The brand also seeks to extend franchise offers to partners in countries including India and the MENA region,” said Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group.

Commenting on the new coffee shop, Mr. Farhad C, Director of the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group said, “Located at Thumbay Medicity, frequented by a vibrant and diverse crowd of students, patients, professionals, fitness enthusiasts and families, the new outlet endeavors 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.”

Thumbay Medicity also houses Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, The Terrace Restaurant, as well as existing Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe outlets in GMU and Body & Soul.

In addition to hot and cold beverages Blends & Brews has a short-eats menu designed in accordance with the local palate. It 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.

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.

 

 

 

Cardiology Experts Discuss Latest Innovations, Emerging Trends, Challenges and Solutions at the ‘7th Annual Conference on Latest Trends in Cardiology’ Jointly Hosted by Thumbay Hospitals and Gulf Medical University

Cardiology Experts Discuss Latest Innovations, Emerging Trends, Challenges and Solutions at the ‘7th Annual Conference on Latest Trends in Cardiology’ Jointly Hosted by Thumbay Hospitals and Gulf Medical University

Cardiology experts from across the UAE gathered at Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai on 4th May 2018, to discuss various topics at the ‘7th Annual Conference on Latest Trends in Cardiology from Diagnosis & Therapy’ jointly hosted by Thumbay Hospitals and Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman. Accredited by the MOHAP for 8 CME hours, the conference had doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals from different parts of the country in attendance, as the speakers presented their views on the innovations, trends, challenges and solutions in the field of cardiology.

Topics discussed included:

  • Insights into implementation Heart Failure: Guidelines in clinical practice – Mohamed Ahmed Fathi, Cardiology Lecturer and Specialist, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman.
  • Heart Rate in Heart Failure Management – Dr. Mohamed Osman Mselhy, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Kalba Hospital, MOHAP.
  • State of the art management of Dyslipidemia: Focus on PCSK9 inhibitors – Dr. Amrish Agrawal, Consultant Cardiologist, Fujairah Hospital, MOHAP.
  • Management of Hypertension in Emergency settings – Dr. Mahmood Mohammed Ghanaim, Consultant Cardiologist, Head of Emergency Dept., Dubai Hospital, DHA.
  • Hypertension in 2018 – Dr. Ehab Esheiba, Head of Cardiology Department, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman.
  • DAPT in CAD – Dr. Mahmoud Farouk, Consultant Intervention Cardiologist, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman.
  • Challenging Cases From The Cath Lab – Dr. Fekry El Deeb, Consultant Intervention Cardiologist, Zulekha Hospitals (Sharjah/ Dubai).
  • Updates on Aortic Valve Diseases – Dr. Debabrata Dash, Specialist Intervention Cardiologist, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman.
  • Chronic Stable Angina: Updates – Dr. Sony Manuel, Specialist Cardiologist, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman.
  • Interventional cardiology 2020 – Dr. Hussien Heshamat, Consultant Intervention Cardiologist Fujairah Hospital, MOHAP.
  • NOACs and SPAF: Review – Dr. Ehab Esheiba, Head of Cardiology Department, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman.

The Annual Conference on Latest Trends in Cardiology is conducted every year with the aim of providing broader knowledge to medical professionals, to help them stay updated on the latest trends in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiac disorders. The conference has gained greater importance in recent years due to the increased incidence of cardiac diseases worldwide, as well as the development of advanced technology and devices significantly impacting the treatment of cardiac disorders, replacement and repair therapy. Led by leading cardiologists from leading hospitals in the UAE, the conference features case discussions, discussions on cutting edge technologies, lectures, sessions on interventional cardiology and case presentations on various complications and techniques.

 

 

Gulf Medical University UAE recognizes Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad as an academic hospital

Gulf Medical University UAE recognizes Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad as an academic hospital

With this recognition, Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad has become an Academic Health Center under the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS)

Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad, the leading multispecialty hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division has been recognized as a teaching hospital by Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, UAE. Following this recognition by GMU, Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad is now an Academic Health Center under the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), the only private academic health system in the Middle East region.

  • Doctors working in Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad will be eligible to get teaching faculty positions and will be designated as adjunct faculty of GMU.
  • GMU will facilitate student and faculty exchange programs with the hospital.
  • Joint research and development activities would be enabled.

Being part of the GMUAHS will facilitate a range of exchanges between GMU and Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad, including teaching and learning opportunities, training and faculty development, student training as well as joint conferences and workshops. The recognition will also strengthen the hospital’s healthcare delivery systems, human resources and public health education.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU said that the recognition accorded to Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad was the latest among efforts to increase the global footprint of GMUAHS through collaborations with globally renowned universities and hospitals. “Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad is one of the leading academic hospitals in India. I am confident that as an academic health center, the hospital would further improve its high standards of care delivery and facilitate professional development envisioned by GMU,” he said. “This also opens up more opportunities for GMU students’ clinical training, and improves to their career prospects,” he added.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group and Founder, President Board of Trustees – Gulf Medical University said that GMU’s recognition of the high standards of teaching and training at Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad was a significant step. “As the largest network of private academic hospitals in the Middle East region, the Thumbay Hospital network follows high standards of training, ensuring that young medical professionals are fully equipped to tackle the challenges of modern medicine. As part of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), Thumbay Hospitals are committed to continuously improving healthcare delivery. Training in state-of-the-art private hospitals like Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad will help doctors achieve the best specialized training,” he said.

The National Board of Examinations (NBE), the autonomous academic body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India had recently recognized Thumbay Hospital as a teaching hospital to conduct DNB (Diplomate of National Board) medicine programmes. The recognition has been accorded for the 3-year post-graduate DNB courses in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Medicine and Anaesthesiology.

“The recognitions accorded by Gulf Medical University and the NBE are acknowledgements of our teaching and training expertise, as well as the high standards of service delivery. These recognitions have increased our responsibility to impart the best training as well as superior healthcare services always,” said Dr. Shyam Sunder Tipparaju, Medical Director – Administration, Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad.

Thumbay Hospital New Life – Hyderabad, is part of the network of academic hospitals owned and operated by the Dubai-based diversified international business conglomerate Thumbay Group. It is a 200-bed family healthcare facility in Hyderabad where high quality healthcare is delivered at affordable costs. The hospital is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) and its advanced diagnostic facility, Thumbay Labs has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). It is a leading renal transplant center in the city.

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. 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 in the UAE as well as elsewhere in the GCC, Africa and India, according to the strategic plans.

 

 

Thumbay Hospital Day Care Muweilah Celebrated 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 celebrated its first anniversary with a variety of programs on Saturday, 28th April 2018.

To celebrate the occasion, the hospital organized 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, to celebrate the occasion.

In addition, the hospital also offered free health checkups and special discounts on general and specialist doctors’ consultations, radiology services, laboratory investigations, dental procedures, eye checkup etc. The following services were 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 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.

 

 

Thumbay Group Issues Alert on Fake Job Offers

Thumbay Group Issues Alert on Fake Job Offers

UAE-based diversified global conglomerate Thumbay Group has issued an alert on a multinational recruitment scam that offers bogus jobs in the name of Thumbay Hospital, the academic hospital chain operating under the group’s healthcare division.

The group has issued notices on its career portal as well as in leading newspapers, warning unsuspecting jobseekers to be wary of online fraudsters offering jobs on its behalf.

“Thumbay Hospital and other Thumbay Group companies follow a comprehensive recruitment process which includes personal interview, and we do not make employment offers solely on the basis of a candidate’s CV. Moreover, recruitment to any post under the group or group companies is done through our own HR department and is not outsourced to any external agencies or individuals,” clarifies the notice.

The notice also alerts job seekers that Thumbay Group and its group companies do not solicit any payment from candidates at any stage of recruitment process. It adds that all vacancies in Thumbay Group are listed in the company’s career webpage, in addition to being advertised in leading daily newspapers and job portals.

Thumbay Group has filed cases with Dubai Police and with Cyber Cell to take action against online fraudsters who promise jobs with Thumbay Hospital and cheat people of money as recruitment expenses.

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.