Free Mega Health Camp by Thumbay Hospital Draws HundredsBy Shaj Hameed
Udupi Today Media Network
Sharjah, 26 January 2018: Hundreds of people visited Thumbay Hospital Day Care – University City Road, Muweilah, Sharjah to attend the free mega health camp organized as part of Thumbay Group’s CSR program, on Friday, 19th January 2018. Organized with the aim of promoting health awareness among the public and offering them easy access to quality healthcare, the camp offered specialist consultations, medicines, laboratory investigations, X-ray, ECG and Ultrasound services; all completely free of charges.
Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, Ajman was the chief guest of the inaugural function of the Mega Health Camp. Held from 9am to 9pm, the event offered free healthcare services including specialist doctor consultation and blood sugar / blood sugar / BMI checkups. A team of specialist doctors, consultants, nurses and volunteers conducted free consultations and checkups across various specialist departments. Moreover, medicines, laboratory investigations, X-ray, ECG and Ultrasound services were offered completely free of charges. Patients requiring diagnostic examinations were tested and their results issued immediately, enabling the dispensation of free medicines without delay.
Commenting on the Mega Health Camp, Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group said, “Thumbay Group’s networks of academic hospitals, day care centers and family clinics regularly hold free health camps across the country, for the benefit of the public, as part of the Group’s CSR drive. We consider this our way of giving back to the society.”
Mr. 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. “We regularly organize these camps to help the public address various health problems faced by people, along with early detection and prevention. Our camps also provide the needy with diagnostic tests and the necessary medication to cure their ailments,” he said. He added that promoting awareness on personal health and hygiene was an important aim of the camp.
Families and people of all age groups attended the camp. Mr. Abdul Rasheed, an Indian national who consulted Dr. Jayakumar Siddaraju, Specialist – Internal Medicine at the camp said that he found the event very helpful. Following initial diagnosis, he was referred to the Urologist. He expressed his gratitude for the free medicines, diagnostic tests and scan he had availed at the camp. “It is commendable that in spite of the huge crowd, all the tests, consultations and medicine dispensation are being handled systematically here, ensuring minimal inconveniences for visitors,” he added.
Mr. Amin, a Manager who had visited the camp along with his employees, said that around 200 people from his company were attending the camp. Having personally consulted the Internal Medicine and Eye Specialists, he said that the free medical camp was a “very good initiative” and a “positive contribution” by Thumbay Group, immensely benefiting the public, especially the blue-collar workers who wouldn’t usually be able to afford multispecialty care. “Everything in the camp has been free of costs, and the doctors have been very friendly and welcoming, listening to the patients patiently and advising further action.” Emphasizing that the camp provided high-quality care, he said he would recommend it to friends and colleagues.
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. 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. All major specialties are available at the hospital, complete with ambulance services and dedicated insurance and administrative back-up.
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 from 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 in Hyderabad—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.
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