Taxi drivers unite to spread awareness on preventive measures
October 26, 2016, Dubai: Spreading awareness and extending support to those who battle against breast cancer, hundreds of taxis clustered in at the Thumbay Hospitals across Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah to form unique giant pink ribbon formations on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
The Pink Drive Campaign, which is being conducted across all Thumbay Hospitals (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & Sharjah) and Thumbay Clinics (Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah & Umm Al Quwain) in the UAE, carries the message of hope to all the survivors, aims to raise awareness on breast cancer that is the UAE’s second biggest killer of women after cardiovascular disease. The campaign is supported by Cars Taxi, Dubai Police, Friends of Cancer Patients and Pink Caravan.
Speaking about the initiative, Thumbay Moideen, founder president, Thumbay Group, said: “It’s our strong belief that Thumbay Group has a great social responsibility, and over the years we have acted accordingly by supporting social and humanitarian causes. Survival of breast cancer patients is increasing with each passing day due to the awareness created on the subject. Through this initiative, we are here to encourage women to get themselves screened, outline the importance of the mammogram, raise support for sufferers and make the nation fit.”
In addition, Akbar Moideen, vice president healthcare division at Thumbay Hospitals said, “We are coming up with new and innovative methods to reach out to women and make them pause and reflect about the threat and the possibility of developing breast cancer. We would like to thank all the women drivers, participating in this drive, for spreading the word on preventive measures.”
Mr. Abdulla Sultan Al Sabbagh, CEO of Cars Taxi Group was the chief guest at the event. Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Marzouq – Head of Safety Unit of Emirates Transport Dubai, Captain Abdulaziz Hassan Al Shomarri – Traffic Department of Dubai Police, Mr. Jassim Mohammed Abdulla Al Ali – Head of Administrative Services Office, Primary Health Care Sector, Dubai Health Authority etc. were also present at the event.
Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division
Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates four academic hospitals in the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & Sharjah) and one in Hyderabad – India, as well as a network of state-of-the-art family clinics at various locations in the UAE, making it the largest network of private academic hospitals in the region. All the hospitals and clinics are affiliated to the Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group, and provide clinical training for its students. They treat patients from over 175 nationalities, and are staffed by doctors, nurses and technicians from over 22 different countries, speaking more than 50 languages. Thumbay Group also operates CAP-accredited diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) and retail pharmacy outlets (Thumbay Pharmacy), in the UAE and India.
Today, Thumbay Group has diversified into more than 20 brands, with presence across 18 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.