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Words of inspiration

Out of difficulties grow miracles.

President’s Note



Thumbay Moideen

Founder President, Board of Governors

The University is a dynamic, exciting, and

stimulating place to be. Our faculty and

staff continue to provide leadership in of-

fering high quality teaching, training, and

healthcare services in the country. Our

students are making a positive difference

in many areas. Our alumni are our herit-

age and I invite them to join us in laying

the future path of success of our institu-


I am happy to inform our readers that Mr.

Akram Moideen Thumbay formally took

office and joined the group as Director

Operations – Construction & Renovation

Division of Thumbay Group. He will also

sit as a member on the Thumbay Group

Board. This division was awarded a major

contract to construct the GMU Academic

Teaching Hospital, Dental Hospital, and a

Rehabilitation Center in Al Jurf, Ajman.

The first batch of‘Medical Tourism Facilita-

tor Certificate Course’ started at the uni-

versity campus. This three month short-

term course is conducted as a weekend

course, aimed mainly at working profes-

sionals. We are overwhelmed by the re-

sponse from the professionals who have

joined this unique and a first-of-its kind

certificate program in medical tourism in

the country.

The University celebrated its annual

events during the past few months. ‘GMU

Global Day 2016’ was organized with

pomp and splendor. Attended by around

3000 people, the event was a confluence

of cultures making up the 73 nationalities

on the campus. ‘The 15th Annual Sports

Festival of Gulf Medical University’ saw

around 2000 participants participating

from across 27 leading universities/col-

leges from all over UAE. Over 5000 peo-

ple and 500 participants took part in the

annual ‘Healthy Baby Contest and Exhi-

bition’, Dubai’s largest family fun event

held at Thumbay Hospital, Dubai.

Popular Bollywood actress and former

Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen visited

Thumbay Hospital, Ajman and launched

a new ‘Antenatal & Delivery Package’ at

the hospital. Another popular Indian ac-

tor and model Sonu Sood visited Thum-

bay Hospital, Dubai and launched free

health benefits for taxi drivers in the

UAE across all Thumbay Hospitals and

clinics, during the ‘Taxi Drivers Wellness

Week.’Renowned Bollywood actress and

film producer Raveena Tandon visited

Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah to endorse

the hospital’s campaign ‘Promoting Safe


I am pleased to inform our readers that

the Thumbay Labs has launched a wide

portfolio of advanced tests, making it

one of the most trusted names in diag-

nostic testing. It is currently the largest

chain of diagnostic labs in the private

sector in UAE as well as the fifth largest

stand-alone lab in the country. Consid-

ering the region as a whole, Thumbay

Labs are among the largest service

providers in terms of the range of tests

available, the number of diagnostic tests

conducted, and revenue.

Thumbay Pharmacies have opened a

new outlet in Ras Al Khaimah and eight

more outlets are expected to launch by

the end of May. As per the group strate-

gic plan, 15 pharmacies will be opened

in Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, and Dibba.

Thumbay Hospital, Fujairah, in association

with Gulf Medical University, Ajman and

the Health Communications Division of

Thumbay Group, hosted the first of their

monthly ‘Continuing Medical Education

Seminars.’The Department of Orthopedics,

Thumbay Hospital, in association with Gulf

Medical University, hosted a conference

on ‘Updates in Orthopedics.’ Accredited by

the MOH for six CME hours, the conference

saw the participation of healthcare profes-

sionals from across the country. Thumbay

Hospital, Dubai, in association with Gulf

Medical University, Ajman, organized a

seminar on ‘Mother & Child Medical Care’

at the hospital.

I am happy to share with our readers that

my alma mater St. Aloysius College has

honored me with a special award of rec-

ognition as the ‘The Eminent Aloysian

Alumni Award 2016’, jointly organized by

the management of St. Aloysius College,

Mangaluru and the St. Aloysius College

Alumni Association (SACAA), during a glit-

tering ceremony held in Mangalore, India.

Body & Soul Health Club and Spa organ-

ized the ‘Annual Fun Run’in Sharjah and Aj-

man to promote healthy lifestyles among

the residents of the UAE and to stress the

importance of staying fit across people of

all age groups.

Before I write to you again for the next is-

sue, the Holy Month of Ramadan will begin

and I wish all of our readers Ramadan Ka-

reem in advance.