GMC Hospital Ajman Observes World Prematurity Day

By | December 1, 2015

GMC Hospital, the first JCI accredited hospital in Ajman observed World Prematurity Day on Monday, 30th November 2015. The highlight of the program was a symposium organized by the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Nursing Department.


The theme of the symposium was “Born Too Soon: The Leading Cause of Newborn Deaths.” According to Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, the aim of the symposium was to raise awareness on the management and prevention of preterm births, as well as to encourage continuous medical education in neonatal healthcare and to facilitate the exchange of professional and parental experiences on the care of the premature infant.

The symposium had informative sessions by experts in Pediatrics and Neonatology, and was attended by hospital staff as well as visitors. Prof. Mahmood Shamsuddin, Prof. of Pediatrics – Gulf Medical University and HOD of the Pediatric Department of GMC Hospital formally welcomed the gathering.

The first talk was by Prof. Zareen Fasih, Prof. of Pediatrics – Gulf Medical University and Consultant Neonatologist & In-charge of NICU – GMC Hospital, on the topic “The Status of Neonatal Health & Prematurity: International, National & Regional Perspectives”. This was followed by a session on “Pre-term Birth – Contemporary Management & Prevention” by Dr. Prashant Hegde, Medical Director & HOD of the OBG Department of GMC Hospital. Dr. Nadeem, Consultant Neonatologist of Sheikh Khalifa Hospital – Ajman presented the topic “Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia”. Dr. Lalit Parida, Pediatric Surgeon of GMC Hospital spoke on the topic “Bilious Vomiting in Newborn Babies”, and Ms. Simi Franas, Senior Staff Nurse – NICU of GMC Hospital shared her views and experience on nursing care of preterm babies.

The expert sessions were followed by the narrations by parents of preterm babies, recounting and sharing their experiences about pre-term delivery and childcare.

GMC Hospital, Ajman

GMC Hospital – Ajman, owned and operated by Thumbay Group has today emerged at the forefront of multispecialty hospitals in the region, with services across all major medical specialties and offering advanced facilities such as Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Neonatal ICU (level 3 ICU), 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.

With a team of more than 20 expert gynecologists GMC Hospital Ajman has earned the distinction of offering the most economical delivery packages in the region, while providing the best of maternity care and neonatal services. The hospital also offers discounted antenatal packages, painless delivery services, executive labor and delivery suite (private), state-of-the-art equipment, 24-hours emergency and in-patient services. The hospital is managed by highly qualified professionals from 22 nationalities, speaking more than 50 languages, treating patients from more than 175 nationalities.

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