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Thumbay Moideen

Founder President, Board of Governors

Words of inspiration

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.

President’s Note




ear Readers,

As we enter our 16


year of publication we

are filled with a sense of contentment that

you have appreciated our magazine and

allowed us to provide you with interesting

material, which we strongly feel is useful to

you. I wish to thank you for your continued

support for this magazine.

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al

Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council

UAE and Ruler of Ajman, inaugurated the

new ‘Cath Lab’at GMC (Thumbay) Hospital

Ajman making it the first private hospital

in Ajman to have such a sophisticated

and advanced facility. His Highness was

accompanied by His Highness Sheikh

Abdul Aziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, His

Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al

Nuaimi, His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin

Humaid Al Nuaimi and His Excellency

Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director

Healthcare and Retail, Thumbay Group

UAE, and other dignitaries and officials

from the ministries were also present on

the occasion.

We had the honor of hosting U. T. Khader,

Honorable Minister for Health and Family

Welfare and Abhay Chandra Jain, Minister

of Sports and Fisheries, Government

of Karnataka, India. The Minister was

accompanied by Congress MLA from

Mangalore (North) B.A. Mohiuddin Bava.

The visiting dignitaries had an audience

with His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin

Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Crown

Prince of Ajman at the Palace.

We were also honored by the visit of His

Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama,

Undersecretary Ministry of Health, UAE

along with Dr. Yousif Al Serkal, Assistant

Undersecretary for Hospital Sectors and Dr

Khalil I. Qayed, Training and Development

Consultant - Support Services Sector. They

appraised the latest developments at the

University and had undertaken a tour of

the campus.

We were pleased by the visit of His

ExcellencyMuhammad Imran, Ambassador

of Bangladesh to the United Arab Emirates.

H.E. Ambassador Imran later interacted

with the faculty and students from

Bangladesh. He informed the management

that he would recommend conducting

exchange programs with GMU to leading

institutions in Bangladesh, and also assured

the introduction of the Thumbay Group

activities to leading Bangladeshi business

houses, especially in pharma sector.

Thumbay Hospital, a 150 bed private

teaching hospital affiliated to Gulf Medical

University, with ultra-modern facilities, has

opened in Dubai. As part of our strategic

plan, we are in the process of building a

network of teaching hospitals under the

Thumbay brand, in Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai

and Abu Dhabi. Plans are also afoot to

launch our hospitals in India and Qatar, in

the near future.

GMC Hospital, Ajman added another

feather to its cap by inaugurating a state-

of-the-art Plastic and Reconstructive

Department to its existing specialties. The

hospital also held its first External Advisory

Board Meeting with international experts

such as Dr. Anil K D’Cruz, Director Tata

Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, Dennis

Brown, Corporate Chief Executive Officer,




Bangkok, Thailand, Dr. Christian Taube,

CEO, UKE Consult & Management GmbH,

Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Vivek Desai,

Managing Director, Hosmac India Pvt Ltd,

Mumbai, India, and Dr. Mounes Kalaawi,

CEO, Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut,

Lebanon participating in the meeting.

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay and SNSR

Sekar, Executive Director represented the

Thumbay Group in the discussions. Also

we are planning a major expansion of our

hospital network in the near future, details

of which will be announced in the next


Experts from the Insurance sector from all

over the UAE deliberated on issues related

to Health Insurance during the second

Annual Conference on Insurance in UAE

– Innovations and Strategies which was

held on February 5


2015 at Thumbay

Hospital, Dubai. The Conference was held

in association with Aafia Medical Billing

Services LLC. We were pleased to see over

550 professionals from Insurance sector

and hospitals had participated in the

conference. Leading personalities from

the Insurance Sector were honored with

a Special Award of Honor and Recognition

for their contributions to the insurance


The Health Communications Division has

planned many conferences and workshops

for the upcoming months in Pharmacy,

Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Cadaveric

Workshops by NeuroSpinal Hospital,

Stryker and Medtronic will be held in our

university. FujiFilm will be conducting

regular seminars at Center for Advanced

Simulation in Healthcare (CASH) at GMU.

While once again thanking all our readers

for their encouraging support, I wish to

congratulate the editorial and marketing

team for working enthusiastically to make

this magazine a publication of first choice

for you all.