The most needy of the society have benefitted from these camps.
Gulf Medical College Hospital and Research Center (GMC Hospitals) in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah created health awareness through the Free Mega Health Camp held simultaneously in all its hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah on Friday the 20th of June 2014 from 09.00 am to 04.00 pm. More than 6000 people thronged the hospitals, most of them came from labor camps and industries in Ajman, Sharjah, RAK, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain, said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Operations of Thumbay Group.
The camp was inaugurated in GMC Hospital Ajman by Mr. Ahmed Hajee Mohiudeen, Chairman BA Group India in the presence of Thumbay Moideen, Founder President Thumbay Group UAE, Directors and Hospital Administrators.
We have been holding these camps regularly for past many years as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, said Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, who are the promoters of GMC Hospitals in UAE. We hold it twice a year, in June and September, and serve the needy. We strongly believe that healthy people make healthy nations and hence we contribute our might to address health issues regularly through such camps, he added.
A team of Specialist Doctors, Consultants, Nurses and volunteers conducted free consultations and checkups in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Urology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, and Dental specialties.
In addition to this, free Blood Pressure Checkup, Blood Sugar Checkup; BMI Checkups were carried out to create awareness about diabetes and hypertension which has a high incidence in the region. The visitors were also offered free medicines besides the 50% discount on Laboratory and Radiology (X-ray, CT, Ultrasound etc.) investigations. Patients can avail the Follow-up check-ups for free in the next 15 days. As part of the hospital promotion free medicines, informative brochures, health packages, were distributed to the visitors.
This is our annual event, which is organized to create awareness on various health issues. We always get overwhelming response for our Free Health Camps, said Akbar Moideen Thumbay. This year’s camp has generated lot of interest amongst the people and we helped more than 6000 people, which is a record till date. A lot of families also came to the camp.
Owing to the changes in weather conditions, we have seen a lot of cases in Internal medicine, Pediatrics and Dermatology, he added. There was a distinct increase in dental cases also this year. We would like to continue with these camps and offer high quality, affordable healthcare through all our hospitals. I wish to thank our entire team, especially our doctors, who spared no effort to provide complete healthcare services to the people, he concluded.