Sharjah: Hundreds of people visited the Thumbay Hospital Day Care - University City Road, Sharjah - to attend the free mega health camp organized as part of Thumbay Group’s CSR program, on Friday, December 8. The camp was organized with the aim of promoting health awareness among the public and offering them easy access to quality healthcare.
Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder and President of Thumbay Group was the chief guest of the inaugural function of the Mega Health Camp. Commenting on the camp, he said, “Thumbay Group’s network of academic hospitals, day care centers and family clinics, regularly hold free health camps across the country for the benefit of the public. These camps, as well as our various health and wellness initiatives, are aimed at bringing our services closer to the people as part of the group’s CSR drive. We consider this our way of giving back to the society which supports our businesses across 20 verticals.”
Held between 9 am and 9 pm, the event offered free healthcare services including specialist doctor consultation and blood sugar/BMI checkups. A team of specialist doctors, consultants, nurses and volunteers conducted free consultations and checkups in Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Chest Medicine, Urology, Dental and Dermatology, for the 1500+ visitors at the camp. Moreover, medicines, laboratory investigations, X-ray, ECG and Ultrasound services were offered completely free of charge. Patients requiring diagnostic examinations were tested and their results were issued immediately, enabling the dispensation of free medicines without delay.
Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, said that the camp was helpful in raising awareness on lifestyle-diseases, in addition to giving people free specialist consultations, diagnostic tests and medicines. “The overwhelming response to our health camps is one of the reasons why we regularly organize these camps. They not only help address various health problems faced by people along with early detection and prevention, but also provide them with the necessary medication to cure their ailments,” he said, adding that the Mega Health Camp has equipped the attendees with knowledge about their personal health, given them better access to health facilities and created awareness about hygienic living.
Families and people of all age groups attended the camp. Chandrakanth, an Indian national who attended the camp, termed the camp as “a great initiative”. Attending the camp for cardiologist consultation, he said that he was highly satisfied with the consultation and diagnosis he received at the camp. Another attendee, a Syrian national named Tariq, who visited the camp with his family, said that he was amazed to learn that Thumbay Hospital Day Care offered day-surgeries for various conditions, enabling patients to leave the hospital on the same day and recover at their own homes.
Thumbay Hospital Day Care is a multispecialty center which offers treatments and procedures as day-cases, meaning no overnight stay in the hospital is required, and patients can rest and recuperate in their own homes. A fully-equipped laboratory, advanced radiology services with ultrasound and x-ray facility and trained personnel to ensure optimum patient safety and satisfaction are some of the highlights of the hospital. Specialties of the hospital include Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Chest Medicine, Urology, Dental and Dermatology. Ambulance services, dedicated insurance and administrative back-up are also available at the hospital.
About Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division
The Thumbay network of academic hospitals is now the largest network of private academic hospitals in the Middle East, treating patients of around 175 nationalities. It is also one of the biggest JCI-accredited private academic hospital networks in the region. Thumbay Group’s healthcare division also operates a chain of family clinics (Thumbay Clinic) and multispecialty day care hospitals (Thumbay Hospital Day Care) in the UAE as well as diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) and pharmacies (Thumbay Pharmacy) in the UAE and India. The hospitals and clinics are presently located at Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain in the U.A.E. and Hyderabad in India. Thumbay Medical Tourism, which promotes Thumbay Group’s ultra-modern healthcare services to international patients, is tied-up with 87 countries through representative offices. 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.
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