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A Mega 8-week Long Online Summer Health Festival Launched by Thumbay Group

  • Festival commences on July 1 and will run until August 31st, 2021
  • Winners to win Laptops, Mobile phones, Gift vouchers and cash prizes worth AED 15,000
  • The action packed event features online contests including Summer Walking Challenge, Dental Hygiene Champion, Weight Loss Contest, Baby Show amongst others

Ajman, UAE: Making summer super fun while reaching out to the public with an important message of ‘Touching Life, Health for All’, Thumbay Group, the leading healthcare provider in the country founded by Dr. Thumbay Moideen, today announced its mega Online Summer Health Festival 2021.

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Starting from Thursday, July 1 until August 31, 2021, the exciting carnival offers UAE residents a great opportunity to stay engaged, get connected and become healthy as majority choose to stay in the country during the summer break. Divided into six distinct segments namely Newborn Care, Children Care, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Elderly Care, the family health festival will be catering to the needs of all the members of the community.

With the intention of keeping the residents constantly on their toes, the two-month long festival features different contests each week including  a Kids Talent Show, , Summer Walking Challenge, Weight Loss Contest, Online Baby Show 2021, Online Supermom Contest, Dental Hygiene Champion, Delivery Booking Bonanza and a Pain Assessment Program.

“Our Summer Health Festival is a unique initiative and a one-of-its-kind event being done in the UAE in these times. Summer is here and as we are still in the midst of a raging pandemic where travel restrictions, sudden lockdowns and new variants are a reality, we feel it was important to create an event for the society which not only helps the community stay connected, engaged but also gives them the opportunity to win big whilst encouraging them to adopt a healthy lifestyle in a fun way.

We have all realized that in today’s world, our most important asset is our health and we wanted to communicate this pertinent message of health and wellness in the most simple and exciting way by giving people reason to celebrate health through this biggest summer festival”, commented Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group.

“All the contests are well thought out and carefully designed by our team of doctors and wellness experts, keeping in mind the population demographics. It is a fact that participating in community events help people achieve their health and wellness goals quickly and in a more effective way. Our events are curated to encourage the contestants have healthy competition and drive the community spirit, therefore, elevating mood and touching lives. For instance, taking up challenges such as Weight Loss, Walking Challenge or the Dental Hygiene contest will help people bring rewarding transformation to themselves. Additionally, acknowledgement and winning can provide a higher level of motivation. Moreover, our experts will provide the necessary support and guidance to all the candidates whenever needed”, stated, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division.

Not only the winners get to win amazing prizes such as Laptops, Ipad’s, Mobile phones, gift vouchers and cash prizes worth AED 15,000 but all the participants are also entitled to a plethora of freebies. Upon registration contestants can avail Free Dental Consultation, Free Eye Test at ZO&MO, and Free Body & Soul Day Pass alongside an antibody test for only AED 50, PCR Test for only AED 90 and several other marvelous prizes and gifts.

Everyone is invited and welcome to participate and be part of this incredible family event, to register please log onto https://festival.thumbay.com/

For more information, call 04 6030555, Email: festival@thumbay.com

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Rise in ‘Text-Neck’ Cases a Cause for Concern, Say Experts at Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces people inside their homes, and as many professionals and students continue to work/study from home, there is a noticeable surge in the number of patients seeking treatment for conditions linked to increased screen time, say experts at the Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. One of the most common conditions among these disorders is the ‘text-neck’.

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Back pain and neck pain are some of the common health issues reported by working professionals and students as they continue to depend on gadgets like smartphones and laptops for their daily activities. Experts say this is caused by incorrect sitting postures caused by the absence of ergonomic office/classroom spaces. “In most of the cases, what starts as a mild uneasiness at the start of the stay-at-home period eventually turns into severe pain and extreme discomfort, requiring medical attention. Most of these injuries are the result of prolonged periods of sitting in slouched and bent positions,” said Dr. Mujeeb Mahammad Shaikh, Consultant – Orthopedic Surgery at Thumbay University Hospital Complex, which includes three academic hospitals; the 350-bed Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital and Thumbay Dental Hospital

Text-neck is caused by repeated stress injury and pain in the neck due to excessive watching or texting on handheld devices for prolonged periods. The condition is aggravated as a result of people moving much less nowadays compared to their earlier routine when they would commute to the office/school daily and move around at the workplace/school.

“While working/learning at home, people should ensure that they have a comfortable desk and chair, and sit upright with their feet flat on the floor. The computer/phone monitor must always be set at the eye level. The key is to avoid straining the body. Using handheld devices for prolonged periods must be avoided as much as possible, and users must take regular breaks to move around for a few minutes. Regular stretching exercises and mental leisure activities are also important to keep the mind and body stress-free and healthy,” explained Dr. Mujeeb Mahammad Shaikh. He added that it is important to seek early medical advice, in case students/professionals experience the first signs of text-neck. “Many people may benefit from a course of physiotherapy to orient them with good postures and to learn stretching exercises,” he said.

About Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital

One of the most advanced physical therapy and rehabilitation facilities in the region, Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital (TPTRH) boasts state-of-the-art technology, futuristic facilities, cutting-edge research and advanced learning. Innovation is one of the key features of the hospital. State-of-the-art rehabilitation treatment is delivered through advanced technology like virtual reality. The hospital is attached to the 350-bed Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, with a 100-bed Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Unit, as well as a Therapeutic Garden for faster and holistic recovery. The hospital has a stroke unit with uniquely developed protocols guiding the treatment modalities and cutting-edge stroke rehabilitation technology such as the robotic exoskeleton.

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Renowned Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Chain Saravanaa Bhavan Opens Outlet in Thumbay Food Court at Thumbay Medicity Ajman

The biggest Indian vegetarian restaurant chain, ‘Saravanaa Bhavan’ has opened its latest outlet at the multi-cuisine Thumbay Food Court at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. Saravanaa Bhavan was initiated with humble beginnings in 1981, Chennai, Tamil Nadu by Mr. P. Rajagopal and has become the world’s largest South Indian vegetarian restaurant chain. With the explosion of growth and popularity over the years by maintaining the superior taste and quality, presently, it boasts over 100 branches scattered across regions such as Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.

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Saravanaa Bhavan’s policy and strategy as enuciated by the CEO, Mr. Shiva Kumar are as follows:

  • To conceive, create and maintain dishes of superior taste and genuine quality.
  • To offer its food and services at a value-for-money price point.
  • To motivate and support members of its teams at all levels.
  • To continuously grow profitably with a keen sense of social responsibility.

This is the second restaurant to open at the food court, preceded by ‘The Terrace Restaurant’, a HACCP certified (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) Indo-Arab restaurant operated by the Hospitality Division of Thumbay Group. Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Vice Chancellor – Academics of Gulf Medical University, Ajman was the chief guest of the opening ceremony, in the presence of Mr. Farhad C., Director of Thumbay Group’s Hospitality Division.

Mr. Farhad C said that the addition of Saravanaa Bhavan has ensured that a variety of choices are available for customers, when it comes to selecting their favorite food. Announcing that a popular Arabic restaurant is slated to open its outlet at the Food Court shortly, he said, “Apart from our promise of best quality and taste, ensuring a safe dining environments for guests is the utmost priority at Thumbay Food Court. We have taken special measures to ensure the safety of diners and staff, in the light of the pandemic. We welcome everyone to experience the perfect ambience to enjoy a meal with family and friends.”

Thumbay Food Court’s multi-cuisine food court was inaugurated at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman last year. It offers a unique culinary experience as it features vibrant flavors of India and the Arab world, in a splendid ambience complemented by spacious seating and cozy interiors. The food court is designed in line with the ‘Live & Learn’ concept, to benefit the students and faculty of Gulf Medical University as well as visitors and staff from various hospitals within the surroundings, by facilitating greater social, academic, professional and intellectual interactions to enrich the learning environment.

The food court has enhanced the aesthetics with premium lighting, contemporary architecture and seating that accommodates 250 people. It mainly serves the anticipated 20,000+ floating population of Thumbay Medicity. It also has a meeting/conference hall for gatherings and parties. The location of the food court makes it accessible for people from within the hospital as well as outside, with free parking available for vehicles.

Medical Education, Healthcare & Research Activities of Thumbay Group Gears-up & Aligns with UAE Government’s Precautionary Policies

“Through a rational and realistic approach, we support the government & fall in line with the government strategy to defeat the global pandemic,” says Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President.

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The Medical Education, Healthcare & Research activities of Thumbay Group have implemented several steps throughout their entities across the various Emirates, aimed at supporting UAE Government’s initiatives in fighting the Coronavirus crisis. The strategy combines technology utilization, safety precautions, awareness programs, training and confidence-building, in addition to discounted treatments, diagnostic tests and pharmacy essentials.

  • Gulf Medical University has implemented e-learning to ensure uninterrupted academic session and has extended seamless support to all students.
  • The network of Thumbay Hospitals have allocated dedicated beds, kept ready for requirements from MOH, DHA & SEHA. The group is closely working with all authorities and has provided nurses and required assistance to MoH for any requirements.The hospitals are also undertaking activities to spread awareness, and have started setting up tele-consultation for patients, enabling them to get treatment from home. The Infection Control Units under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division have sensitized all the healthcare professionals by giving lectures and orientations and conducting live drills in all the centers. The frontline desk staff, emergency nursing staff, ER doctors and ICU doctors have been given special training for prevention, early case identification and isolation. Awareness activities are also being conducted by the Thumbay Clinic network.
  • The network of Thumbay Pharmacies are preparing to home-deliver medicines and has announced discounts on essentials like hand-sanitizers. Over-the-counter products are available online for people to buy.
  • The CAP-accredited Thumbay Labs in the various Emirates are offering sample collections for general and regular tests from homes to avoid people coming to the hospitals. They have also announced reduced costs for various essential general tests.The central lab has provided required machines and support to the health authorities.
  • Under Thumbay Group’s Hospitality Division, the Body & Soul Health Club chain is offering online fitness classes for people to stay fit, whereas the Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe outlets have introduced several immunity-boosting beverages and nutritional salad recipes to help people eat right and stay healthy.

Open and effective communication is at the center of Thumbay Group’s efforts in creating awareness and preparedness against the COVID-19 threat. The staff and customers are regularly instructed on the importance of sanitization, hand-washing techniques, social distancing, and other precautionary measures. Workplaces have been equipped with more hand sanitizers and hygiene gear, and regular temperature monitoring is conducted to reassure employees and visitors about the safeguards and vigil at the offices. This is in addition to the increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection being carried out. Work-from-home arrangements are also being made wherever possible.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group says that the measures taken by the group aims to support the UAE Government’s policies, in alignment with the government directives in this regard. “As a responsible business group, our efforts aim to instil confidence and awareness among our employees, customers and other businesses, so that they are better prepared to ensure their own safety and support the fight against this global pandemic, as the situation continues to evolve. We thank the government for its various initiatives to mitigate the effect of the Coronavirus threat on UAE businesses, residents and visitors,” he said.

Karnataka MP B Y Raghavendra Visits Thumbay Medicity’s State-of-the-art Facilities

Mr. B. Y. Raghavendra, Member of Parliament representing Shimoga district of Karnataka and son of Karnataka Chief Minister, visited Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, UAE – a regional hub of medical education, healthcare and research built by Thumbay Group – on 30th December 2019. He was greeted at Thumbay Medicity by Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group.

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Mr. B. Y. Raghavendra toured the advanced healthcare and medical education facilities at Thumbay Medicity including Gulf Medical University – the largest private medical university in the Middle East region, Thumbay University Hospital – with 350 beds, the biggest private academic hospital in the region, Thumbay Dental Hospital – the first private dental hospital in the country and Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital – the biggest and most advanced hospital for physical therapy and rehabilitation. He also visited the robotic Thumbay Pharmacy housed within Thumbay University Hospital. Mr. B. Y. Raghavendra commended Thumbay Medicity for the excellent facilities for healthcare and medical education.

The vision, mission and future directions of Thumbay Group and Gulf Medical University – the region’s leading private medical university, as well as the University’s advanced training and teaching facilities were also presented before the guest. He appreciated Thumbay Group’s efforts in bringing the latest technology and innovation in healthcare and medical education to the region.

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Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that Thumbay Medicity serves the region as a hub of world-class healthcare and medical education, fully equipped to serve a floating population of 20,000. “The Thumbay University Hospital, combined with the dental and rehabilitation hospitals make Thumbay Medicity a unique destination for specialized care. Thumbay Medicity is also a referral facility to which primary and secondary care hospitals and clinics refer serious cases,” he explained, adding, “The strategic plans of Thumbay Group include the expansion of our global footprint, including setting up new university campuses as well as healthcare and research facilities in different parts of the world.”

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Thumbay Medicity also houses Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, Thumbay Food Court, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, Thumbay Pharmacy etc. The specialized hospitals of Thumbay Medicity are Academic Health Centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), which give them the unique advantage of having the expertise of doctors who are also academicians and researchers. GMUAHS has the distinction of being the first private academic health system in the region.

His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Inaugurates Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity Ajman

  • Launches Thumbay Medicity Built with a Project Cost of One Billion Dirhams in Total.
  • Hospital to serve 3000 patients per day and to attract patients from across the world
  • Thumbay Medicity in the UAE to serve 15,000+ people daily, when full-fledged, with advanced facilities in education, healthcare and research
  • The largest private academic hospital in the region, with 350-bed capacity, with Acute care, Intensive Care facilities & also an exclusive 100-bed Long Term Care & Rehabilitation Unit, a unique Therapeutic Garden and innovative healthcare technologies including a robotic pharmacy

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9th December, 2019; Ajman, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Ajman Executive Council inaugurated Thumbay University Hospital, the latest academic hospital of the group, at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. His Highness also officially launched Thumbay Medicity, the regional hub of futuristic medical education, state-of-the-art healthcare and Research built in Ajman by Thumbay Group with a total investment of over one billion Dirhams.

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Thumbay University Hospital is a state-of-the-art family healthcare destination with over a hundred consultation clinics, a dedicated 100-beds long term care and rehabilitation unit, Upcoming Centre for Oncology equipped with PET-CT scan, state-of-the-art center for imaging, 10 modern surgical suites for all major specialties, 10-bed dialysis unit, Cath Lab, ICU/CCU/NICU/PICU etc.

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The Hospital has a dedicated floor for the Mother and Child programme including state of art 10 Labor & Delivery Rooms, NICU,SCBU,Well baby Unit,etc. The Thumbay Pharmacy located within Thumbay University Hospital is the biggest robotic pharmacy in the country with automated robotic technology to prepare and dispense medicines for fast track services & accuracy, medication safety. The hospital’s diagnostic lab is connected to the central reference lab of Thumbay Labs through a pneumatic tube system; the largest of its kind in the country. The hospital has a ‘Therapeutic Garden’ for better relaxation and holistic recovery of in-patients. Marhaba Services – personalized fast track services for patients – are available in addition to Presidential Suite Rooms, VIP Rooms, Private Rooms etc. The hospital has a dedicated medical tourism department for serving medical tourists. In addition, Thumbay University Hospital offers a wide range of amenities for patients and visitors, such as a multi-restaurant food court, movie theatre, coffee shops, health club, 1000+ free parking spaces etc. A professional workforce of 25 different nationalities serve patients in 50 different languages.

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Dr. Thumbay Moideen said, “Thumbay Medicity is the result of our continued efforts to bring the best to the region, making it a hub of world class healthcare, Education and Research using state-of-the-art technology, experienced medical practitioners and superior facilities. “Thumbay University Hospital aims to evolve as a center of excellence for healthcare at the same time bringing in medical tourists from various parts of the world, transforming the country into the most popular medical tourism destination. The hospital has established international collaborations with various top global healthcare brands in the UAE, France, Spain, Italy and Korea, with the view of taking this vision forward.”

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Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said “Thumbay University Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in the region, equipped with the latest technology and expert healthcare professionals. As a quaternary care facility, it is a referral hospital to which primary and secondary care hospitals and clinics refer their complex cases. We are confident that the hospital would complement the world-class amenities at Thumbay Medicity and set new standards of quality and innovation in healthcare.”

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Thumbay University Hospital has established international collaborations with renowned global centers of excellence: Villa Beretta, Facility of the Valduce Hospital in Como – Italy; Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics – Kansas City, US; IMO – Spain; Gruppo Ospedaliero – San Donato, Italy; HopitauxUniversitaries – Paris Sud, France; Hopital Universitaire Mere Enfant – France; Hopital Paul Brousse – France; Institut Cochin – France; BK Plastic Surgery – Korea.

Dr. Faisal Parvez, COO of Thumbay University Hospital added that “We are working to attract patients from all over the world and the hospital will have 3000 Patient per day and grow further and has a capacity of 350 In patient beds with 100 beds dedicated for Long Term care an 50 Beds dedicated for Medical Tourism.

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Thumbay Medicity is one of the latest additions to the UAE’s healthcare sector; the first such project in the private sector. It features advanced technology and global expertise, and houses the Gulf Medical University, Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital and outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy and Thumbay Labs, in addition to Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, Thumbay Food Court, The Terrace Restaurant, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe, and the Thumbay Housing Project to accommodate 2500 staff and students. Having a total area of 1 million sq.ft. and built-up area of 1.2 million sq.ft., Thumbay Medicity will serve 15,000+ people daily, when it is full-fledged.

The hospitals, pharmacies and labs of Thumbay Medicity are part of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), which links the healthcare, medical education and research functions on its own. Hence, they also serve as training sites for the students of Gulf Medical University. Being academic hospitals, they have been designed in such a way as to facilitate learning, at the same time delivering high quality care. Even the Thumbay Food Court has been designed as a ‘Live & Learn’ space, enabling students to relax as well as interact and learn from each other.

The event was presided by Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group, in the presence of Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akram Moideen Thumbay – Director Operations of the Construction and Renovation Division and Director of Thumbay Technologies, Dr. Faisal Parvez, COO of Thumbay University Hospital and other members of Thumbay Group’s administrative team.

Gulf Medical University’s College of Health Sciences Celebrates World Physiotherapy Day 2019

Students of the College of Health Sciences, Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, celebrated World Physiotherapy Day with a variety of programs, on 10th September 2019. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU, in the presence of Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Vice Chancellor – Academics, and Dr. Praveen Kumar, Dean, College of Health Sciences.

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World Physiotherapy Day is observed annually to promote awareness on the importance of physical therapy, and to encourage people to adapt healthy and active lifestyles. The programs included seminars, demonstrations and activities to raise awareness on various problems related to physical wellbeing and chronic pain, and the ways to manage and treat them with physiotherapy interventions. Students also stressed upon the benefits of exercises and physical fitness in management of chronic pain. Awareness activities were also organized at the Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital in the University campus.

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Dr. Ramprasad M., faculty of physiotherapy delivered a talk on “Chronic Pain”, in line with  the theme of WCPT 2019. GMU alumni Ms. Yasmin Nasir who works as a successful physiotherapist in the UK shared her experiences and inspired the students with a talk on her ‘success story’.

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One of the six colleges of Gulf Medical University, the College of Health Sciences offers programs in Physical Therapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Imaging Sciences, and Anesthesia Technology. The students of the Bachelor of Physical Therapy (BPT) program undergo clinical training at the Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital (TPTRH), located within the University campus, at Thumbay Medicity. The hospital is an Academic Health Center of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System.

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One of the most advanced physical therapy and rehabilitation facilities in the region, TPTRH seeks to redefine the standards of physical rehabilitation by introducing innovation in the form of state-of-the-art technology, futuristic facilities, cutting-edge research and advanced learning. Innovation is one of the key features of the hospital. State-of-the-art rehabilitation treatment is delivered through advanced technology like virtual reality, robotics and advanced rehabilitation modalities. The hospital operates in collaboration with internationally renowned Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Valduce Hospital, Italy. It is attached to the 500-bed Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, with 50 dedicated beds and a Therapeutic Garden for faster and holistic recovery.

Leading Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Experts Honored at ‘2nd International Annual Conference on Innovation in Rehabilitation Practice and Medicine’

Organized by Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, the 2-day conference brought together globally renowned experts in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, the biggest state-of-the-art hospital for physical therapy and rehabilitation conducted the ‘2nd International Annual Conference on Innovation in Rehabilitation Practice and Medicine’, at Thumbay Medicity, on the 13th and 14th of September 2019. The conference was attended by renowned international speakers and experts who shared their insights and concepts on the latest and emerging trends in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, before an audience of more than 250 people including leading surgeons, physiotherapists and other medical professionals from the region. Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention for 15 CME Hours, the conference was organized to mark the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day.

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His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ruler’s Court, Ajman, was the chief guest of the presentation ceremony. Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group presided.

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His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi commended Dr. Thumbay Moideen for setting up Thumbay Medicity; a world-class hub of medical education, healthcare and research. “Thumbay Medicity is one of the most prestigious projects in Ajman. We are proud to have a project of this magnitude here. This will have multiple effects on our economy,” His Excellency said.

H.E. Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi presented special awards of honor and recognition to the following leading physical therapy and rehabilitation experts:

  • Franco Molteni – Director, Hospital Valduce Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center, Costa Masnaga, Lecco, Italy.
  • U. T. Ifthikar Ali – Professor of Physiotherapy and Syndicate member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India
  • Dr. Yacine Zerguini – Medical Director and Owner of FMCE Algiers – a fully accredited FIFA Medical Center of Excellence.

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Dr. Franco Molteni said that he was pleased to receive such an important recognition, in acknowledgement of the value of his work. About Thumbay Medicity, he said that it was a unique campus combining academics with healthcare, where physical therapy occupies an important role. “Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital, located within the multidisciplinary environment of Thumbay Medicity, has the right kind of atmosphere to promote the growth of physical therapy & rehabilitation as a discipline. The Long Term Care facility at Thumbay University Hospital is significant in that it is housed within one of the biggest acute care hospitals, with impressive facilities in terms of building, space and technology,” he added.

Dr. U. T. Ifthikar said that he was honored to attend the conference and receive the award for the second consecutive year. “This conference brings together global experts and leading companies in the field of Physical Therapy to discuss and showcase the latest technological innovations, as well as the way forward. This is in fact a forum for professionals and experts from different countries to interact and share ideas, which is good for the future of the discipline,” he explained. “Of all the hospitals of physical therapy and rehabilitation that I’ve visited around the world, I’ve felt that Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center is unique, considering its facilities, the wide range of therapies available, technological superiority and its visionary leadership. Furthermore, for students of Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in physical therapy, it enriches their knowledge and experience as they train in facilities like this,” he said.

Dr. Yacine Zerguini said, “The conference was really amazing. I was really impressed by the programs, the quality of the discussions and the attendance. I also visited the Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, and found it to be an outstanding facility. I think it is a wonderful idea to have the Thumbay Rehabilitation Hospital, Thumbay University Hospital and the Gulf Medical University under one roof, giving Thumbay Medicity the potential to do plenty of things in healthcare and education, in the field of physical therapy.

One of the most advanced physical therapy and rehabilitation facilities in the region, Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital (TPTRH) boasts state-of-the-art technology, futuristic facilities, cutting-edge research and advanced learning. Innovation is one of the key features of the hospital. State-of-the-art rehabilitation treatment is delivered through advanced technology like virtual reality. The hospital operates in collaboration with internationally renowned Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Valduce Hospital, Italy. It is attached to the 500-bed Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, with a 100-bed Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Unit, as well as a Therapeutic Garden for faster and holistic recovery. The hospital has a stroke unit with uniquely developed protocols guiding the treatment modalities and cutting-edge stroke rehabilitation technology such as the robotic exoskeleton.

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Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital Initiates FIFA Medical Center of Excellence Accreditation Process

Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital (TPTRH), the biggest state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital in the Middle East region located at Thumbay Medicity, has become the only hospital of its kind in Ajman to initiate the process of FIFA Medical Center of Excellence Accreditation. A MOU was signed between TPTRH and FMCE-Algiers represented respectively by Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division and Dr. Yacine Zerguini – Medical Director and Owner of FMCE Algiers – a fully accredited FIFA Medical Center of Excellence. The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group & Mr. Riccardo Aggujaro, Senior Manager of TPTRH, Thumbay Group.

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TPTRH will have a new and unique department – Football Medicine – offering specialized services in trauma, rehab, cardiology, biology, imaging, education and research. The Football Medicine Department will also have a Second Opinion Clinic, as well as advanced Rehabilitation and ‘Return to Play’ programs, in addition to facilities for Pre-Competition Medical Assessment (PCMA) for athletes and referees.

As part of the agreement, the central facility of Thumbay Labs – the largest network of CAP-accredited diagnostic labs in the region – will apply to function as a Biological Passport Lab for Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), fully-equipped to perform tests such as dope detection, according to international standards.  Dr. Yacine said, “We are very proud to associate with TPTRH and to collaborate and establish the first high level football department in Ajman. The opportunity to have in the same place a fantastic general hospital and outstanding rehabilitation facilities and a medical university is unique in all Middle East.”

TPTRH is also an Academic Health Center of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, and provides clinical training to the students of Physical Therapy at Gulf Medical University’s College of Health Sciences. The agreement will introduce Diploma programs with extensive practical modules, as well as a program in ‘Football Emergency Care’, to produce sports stadium medical officers. These programs are expected to attract physical therapists seeking career opportunities as sports medical officers, especially in the field of football.

Commenting on the MoU, Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that the association with FIFA Medical Center of excellence in Algiers is beneficial to Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital. “We are confident that TPTRH would provide the best care in sports medicine to national and international athletes and sportspersons. Furthermore, this is in line with our strategic plans for the healthcare division, aligned with the UAE’s medical tourism objectives, and we hope to bring in international players from different parts of the world to experience the quality of our treatment and the warmth of the UAE’s hospitality,” he said.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said, “Sports medicine is an important area, and the hospital is well-equipped for the diagnosis, treatment and management of sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders in national and international level sportspersons and athletes. The hospital will be at par with the top international sports medicine hospitals, in terms of facilities for treatment, rehabilitation, injury management and academics and research.”

Operating under the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, the Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital (TPTRH) is a teaching hospital and an Academic Health Centre under the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS). State-of-the-art rehabilitation treatment is delivered through advanced technology like virtual reality. The hospital operates in collaboration with internationally renowned Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Valduce Hospital, Italy. It is attached to Thumbay University Hospital Complex, having 50 dedicated beds especially for rehab. The outpatient department of the hospital offers Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Medicine. The hospital features state-of-the-art amenities for physical therapy, such as Hydrotherapy Pool, Robotics and a unique Cryotherapy Chamber and a unique ‘Therapeutic Garden’.

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Establishing a “Center for Drug Information and Evidence-based Pharmacy” in Thumbay University Hospital, UAE

The Executive Board, Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS) approved the proposal by the College of Pharmacy to establish a Center for Drug Information and Evidence-based Pharmacy during its fifth meeting held on May 8, 2019. The College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University is now responsible for establishing and running the new Center for Drug Information and Evidence-based Pharmacy in the brand new Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, UAE. The Center will function in Collaboration with Drug Information Centers in the Medical University of South Carolina and Washington State University, USA.

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Thumbay Medicity is a hub of medical education, healthcare, and research. It houses the Gulf Medical University, Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Labs, Thumbay Pharmacy, Thumbay Dental Hospital, Thumbay Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation Hospital. Outside Thumbay Medicity, Thumbay Chain Pharmacies are functioning in all emirates of UAE. In addition, Thumbay Chain Hospitals and Clinics in most of the Emirates in UAE make Thumbay group as one of the largest healthcare providers in the country.

These hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies are part of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS). The Center for Drug Information and Evidence-based Pharmacy will be located in Thumbay University Hospital to serve the drug information and evidence-based pharmacy needs of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in GMUAHS.

Dr. Dixon Thomas, Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice said, “The Center will provide guidance to health professionals in Thumbay group of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies on safe, effective, quality, and affordable use of medication. By providing drug information support the center will support health professionals to develop informed decisions to establish evidence-based practice. The center will also provide guidance on creating protocols to develop standardized clinical pharmacy services.”

Prof. Sherief Khalifa, Dean College of Pharmacy commented, “ We are excited about establishing the Center for Drug Information and Evidence-based Pharmacy. This is a long awaited milestone for the College as it impacts both, the College educational programs as well as patient care in our affiliated hospitals. Such a center of Excellence in Pharmacy Services will redefine the role of the pharmacy profession and move it to higher standards and new frontiers in patient care.”