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HH Sheikh Humaid bin Ammar Al Nuaimi Inaugurates Thumbay Elite Clinics and Pharmacy in Ajman

The Group’s Latest Additions to Its Network in the UAE

HH Sheikh Humaid bin Ammar Al Nuaimi Inaugurates Thumbay Elite Clinics and Pharmacy in Ajman

– HH Sheikh Humaid bin Ammar Al Nuaimi: The project adds value to the healthcare sector in the emirate

– Mr. Thumbay Moideen: We thank the wise leadership for supporting healthcare projects; providing exceptional healthcare to patients at Thumbay Elite clinics is our priority.

Ajman, 22nd of May 2017:
HH Sheikh Humaid bin Ammar Al Nuaimi inaugurated Thumbay Group Healthcare Division’s latest addition to its healthcare facilities in Ajman; Thumbay Elite Clinic and Thumbay Elite Pharmacy, on Sunday, 21st May 2017.

HH Sheikh Humaid bin Ammar Al Nuaimi cut the ribbon during an official ceremony held in the presence of Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and other members of Thumbay Group Board. The Group’s decision to add these two facilities to offer patients highest quality healthcare services in the Emirate of Ajman and to increase the coverage of the Thumbay network in health and academic hospitals, specialized clinics, and medical research centers across the UAE.

After the official inauguration, HH Sheikh Humaid bin Ammar Al Nuaimi toured the new complex and received a detailed summary of the innovative services that the Thumbay Clinics and Pharmacy will provide to patients. After that, he attended a presentation focusing on the medical techniques, specialized departments and clinics included under the umbrella of Thumbay Elite. Some of the specialized clinics include Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, General Medicine, Radiology, and Laboratory Services.

HH Sheikh Humaid bin Ammar Al Nuaimi commended the new project saying: “This medical establishment will be vital to large segments of Ajman communities. It represents an added value to the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Ajman.” He also praised the Thumbay network for its contributions to the fast-growing healthcare sector in the UAE. These contributions, His Highness added, will help the healthcare sector meet the world’s highest standards in this vital sector.

In turn, Mr. Thumbay Moideen expressed his heartfelt thanks for the wise leadership of the UAE and Ajman for their continuous support for the development of medical projects. He also valued the leadership’s efforts for providing citizens and residents with high quality healthcare services. He further thanked the chief guest for attending Thumbay Clinic Elite’s opening ceremony.

The Group, Mr. Thumbay Moideen stressed, will always provide top quality healthcare services as it has been doing since its inception in 1998. The Group is determined to continue its successful legacy which it initially established with the launch of the Healthcare Division in 2002. Following that project, several academic hospitals, specialized clinics, daycare hospitals, and medical research centers have taken off across the UAE.

“Providing top quality clinical care and realizing client satisfaction at a reasonable price is top priority for the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group,” Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said, speaking on the occasion. “This is achieved with the help of experienced team of healthcare professionals. Thumbay Elite Clinics will offer “Marhaba” service. This service reduces the waiting time, guarantees quick check-ins, testing, treatment, and check outs; and guarantees each patient access to care tailored to meet his or her unique needs,” he added.

“Elite” Clinic and “Marhaba” Service:

The Thumbay Clinic Elite is the latest addition to the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group. A family clinic, the new establishment combines top comprehensive care units with quality services in an unrivaled atmosphere of comfort and luxury. It also houses the Thumbay Pharmacy Elite.

Located in the Rumaila area of ​​Ajman, Thumbay Elite Clinic is easily accessible from anywhere in Ajman and neighboring Emirates. It is equipped with cutting-edge equipment and its interior designs and healthy environment make it effortless for patients to receive high quality treatment and enjoy easy access to professional care.

On the one hand, “Marhaba” service offers patients quick personalized assistance, a welcome drink, patient registration, booking, billing, blood sampling, medical supplies, medical reports, professional and reliable sick leave certificates and many other services. On the other hand, Thumbay Pharmacy Elite, which is adjacent to the clinic, has a full range of medical equipment and rehabilitation products. Its services are provided in an unrivaled atmosphere of comfort and luxury.

It has a designated patient waiting area so patients can rest while pharmacists fill their prescriptions. As soon as an order is ready to pick up, pharmacists will bring it to the seated patients and explain how to use it. This system offers pharmacists enough time to prepare prescriptions and more time to discuss medicine details with patients and advise them on using them.

It is worth mentioning that Thumbay Group has the largest network of private academic hospitals in the region. It currently operates a range of academic hospitals in the UAE. These hospitals are located in Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah and Sharjah, as well as in Hyderabad, India. The Group also has an advanced network of family clinics and multidisciplinary daycare hospitals across the UAE.

About Thumbay Group

Founded by Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate with operations across 20 different verticals 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. Headquartered in Dubai, the group presently employs around 5000 people, which is projected to increase to around 20,000 by the year 2022, with the completion of ongoing and upcoming projects. Currently, Thumbay Group is focusing on its strategic long-term plans which will see the group scale its businesses almost ten times and expand its operations globally.

Oysho Promotes Health and Community Spirit at Unique Yoga Day Event

Oysho Promotes Health and Community Spirit at Unique Yoga Day Event
Spanish women’s home wear and lingerie brand, Oysho, recently hosted an exciting event in Kuwait that promoted a healthy lifestyle and a sense of community spirit amongst those in attendance. The open air Yoga event took place at the Palms Beach Club on the 29th of April and drew guests from all levels of the practice, whether they were expert ‘Yogis’ or beginners. Attendees at the event included visitors to the store who were invited to sign up for the event and members of the Palms Beach Club, who had been encouraged to sign up over the course of their fitness sessions.
The successful Yoga event congregated over a 100 participants who were provided with free yoga mats, t-shirts and bags in addition to gift vouchers that could be redeemed at the store. The healthful gathering also celebrated the unveiling of Oysho’s latest SS17 collection that attendees got to intimately discover.
It was a day filled with well-being, harmony and tranquility as Oysho once again showed its commitment in all aspects to the welfare of its valuable and discerning audiences.

Late Night Spa Experience at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Dubai

Late Night Spa Experience at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Dubai

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Thumbay Hospital Dubai Opens ‘Marhaba Lounge’ to Provide Personalized Patient Services

Thumbay Hospital Dubai Opens ‘Marhaba Lounge’ to Provide Personalized Patient Services
The ‘Marhaba Lounge’ of Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, the leading academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group UAE, was officially inaugurated by Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi, Director – The Medical Tourism Council, Dubai, UAE on Sunday, 21st May 2017. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group presided over the inaugural function, which was also attended by members of the Thumbay Group Board. With the inauguration of the Marhaba Lounge, the hospital has formally launched Marhaba Service; a range of personalized services for patients. Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi also launched the new medical tourism packages of the hospital.
Delivering personalized services and minimizing inconveniences, the Marhaba Service fast-tracks patients’ requirements. A patient arriving at the Marhaba Longue would have his/her registration formalities, consultation, examination/diagnosis, procedures, documentation, billing etc. are done on priority, requiring minimal waiting times.
Explaining the reason behind launching the Marhaba Service, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, said, “Marhaba is an exclusive fast-track service that makes your visit to Thumbay Hospital a pleasant experience. It is a result of our continuous efforts to enhance patient experience and minimize inconveniences. Through the service, we ensure faster and smoother services, while making sure that you get the best care, as always. The Marhaba Lounge at the hospital is reserved exclusively for patients who choose to avail the service.”
The Marhaba Service provides fast-track personal assistance including the following: welcome drink, registration, appointments, billing, blood sample collections, medicine procurements, medical reports, sick leave attestation, admission process and follow-up appointments.
About Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division

Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates academic hospitals in the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & Sharjah) and Hyderabad – India, as well as a network of day care centers and 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 provide clinical training for the students of Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group. They treat patients from over 175 nationalities, and are staffed by doctors, nurses and technicians from over 25 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.
Established by the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, today Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate 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 quadruple the employee strength to 20,000 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, taking the total number of hospitals to 15 worldwide.

MOTHER THANKS DOCTORS FOR ‘MIRACLE’ THAT SAVED HER LIFE DESPITE HIGH RISKS

MOTHER THANKS DOCTORS FOR ‘MIRACLE’ THAT SAVED HER LIFE DESPITE HIGH RISKS

Multidisciplinary Zulekha Hospital team hailed by 36-year old who went into
septic shock and experienced multiple organ failure

Dubai, UAE, 17 May, 2017: A 36-year-old mother has thanked doctors at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah for the ‘miracle’ which saved her life after she suffered severely high risk complications during pregnancy.

Filipino national Marlyn Sampiano was admitted during the 30th week of her pregnancy with shortness of breath and a fever after suffering with a lower respiratory tract infection in the days leading up to her admission.

However, Mrs Sampiano survived after a multidisciplinary team at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah overcame the series of complications exacerbated by her history of asthma and diagnosis of the H1N1 virus.

Now at home in Sharjah after recovering her vital organ functions, Mrs Sampiano said: “I am very thankful to the doctors and the nursing team at Zulekha Hospital as they have ensured I can stand on my feet today. It is a miracle. I am able to do my routine tasks now and I’m leading a healthy life with my husband and son.”

Dr Islam Essam Eldin Elkousy, Specialist Critical Care Medicine said: “This is a rare survival and exceptional life changing experience for Mrs Sampiano as the reported mortality rate of such cases ranges from 37% up to 92% considering the complexities and number of affected organs.”

Zulekha Hospital is advising expectant mothers to have early checks, ensure they are up to date with vaccinations and confirm their specialist’s diagnosis in order to prevent unnecessary complications.

Dr Maged Abulmagd, Consultant Intensivist (Head of ICU) at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, said Mrs Sampiano was in March treated in the ward for the first two days with oxygen therapy and antibiotics. “Due to the severity of her respiratory distress, however, she was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU),” he added.

Initially treated with non-invasive ventilation for 24 hours, Mrs Sampiano was intubated and connected to a mechanical ventilator due to complications caused by a collapsed lung. During her stay in the ICU she was diagnosed with H1N1 influenza pneumonia which was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Dr Betty John, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, said: “Due to severely high risks to both mother and baby, Mrs Sampiano’s pregnancy was terminated after a comprehensive session of family counselling and ongoing discussions with multidisciplinary team. The baby’s chance of survival was extremely low and we provided mechanical ventilation support as a trial to save the infant. Unfortunately, the new-born passed away later due to the multiple complexities.”

The multidisciplinary team of specialist doctors continued to attend to Mrs Sampiano, but her condition worsened and she went into septic shock after only a few days in recovery.
She experienced multiple organ failure which required invasive hemodynamic monitoring, fluid resuscitation, antimicrobials, vasopressors, protective lung ventilation, proning, appropriate sedation, and enteral nutrition alongside physiotherapy.

The expert team of doctors said that the patient responded well to treatment and was extubated after two weeks with residual myopathy, a situation where the muscular functions were hindered, which later improved with frequent physiotherapy.

The multidisciplinary team included Dr Islam Essam Eldin Elkousy – Specialist Critical Care Medicine; Dr Maged Abulmagd – Consultant Intensivist (Head of ICU); Dr Masarat Mehboob – Specialist Internal Medicine; Dr Deepak Jadhav – Consultant Nephrologist; Dr Fathahudeen Abdul Rasheed – Specialist Pulmonologist; and Dr Betty John – Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.