Thumbay Medicity had the pleasure of hosting Mrs. Jayamala Ramachandran, Minister for Women and Child Development and Empowerment of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens, Government of Karnataka, India, on 24th November 2018. The minister was greeted at Thumbay Medicity by Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group.
Mrs. Jayamala Ramachandran toured the advanced healthcare and medical education facilities at Thumbay Medicity including Gulf Medical University, Thumbay Dental Hospital, Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital etc.
Touring the hospitals and the university, the minister commended Thumbay Medicity for the excellent facilities for healthcare and medical education, as she observed the various services at Thumbay Dental Hospital – the first private dental hospital in the country and the largest academic dental hospital in the Middle East region’s private sector, as well as Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital – the biggest and most advanced hospital for physical therapy and rehabilitation. 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. She appreciated Thumbay Group’s efforts in bringing the latest technology and innovation in healthcare and medical education to the region.
Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that Thumbay Medicity is envisioned as the healthcare and medical education hub of the region, to serve a floating population of 20,000 on completion. “The soon-to-open 500-bed academic hospital – Thumbay University Hospital – the largest private academic hospital in the region, 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. Thumbay Medicity also houses Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, The Terrace Restaurant, 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.
Thumbay Medicity is an important landmark in Thumbay Group’s transformation into a leading healthcare provider in the region. “We are pursuing a massive global expansion plan at the moment, according to which 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,” said Dr. Thumbay Moideen.