Bollywood Stars Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana De Cruz and Athiya Shetty Descend on Thumbay Hospital, Tour Facilities and Greet Newborn

Lead actors of the Bollywood movie ‘Mubarakan’, now playing at theatres in the UAE, visited Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, one of the leading academic hospitals of the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group, on Sunday, 30th July 2017. Bollywood celebrities Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana De Cruz and Athiya Shetty were welcomed at the hospital by Mr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, and other members of the hospital management.

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Touring the hospital, the actors commended the hospital for the excellent facilities for women wellness and child care. They were briefed on the hospital’s multidisciplinary team of leading physicians and healthcare professionals for women wellness, dedicated to offering all the health care services a woman requires at every stage of her life. Visiting the hospital’s modern Royal Suite, the celebrities greeted a newborn and congratulated the proud parents.


The celebrities were also impressed with the hospital’s Level 3 NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), an advanced facility manned by an expert team including Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurses, And Respiratory Therapists available 24/7, capable of caring for very small or very sick newborn babies. Being a Level 3 NICU, the facility is well-equipped to accept prematurely born neonates at 24 weeks and above.

Explaining the facilities at Thumbay Hospital’s NICU, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said, “If a baby is delivered prematurely, then the delivery and neonatal care of the baby must take place at a tertiary care hospital, for better outcome and future health of the baby. We have a well-equipped Level 3 NICU, and the hospital is staffed with expert Gynecologists, Pediatricians and Neonatologists capable of handling all cases of pre-term pregnancies which are 24-weeks and above. Moreover, Thumbay Hospital follows a policy of ‘minimal handling of the newborn’ with regard to prematurely delivered babies, meaning minimal intervention in case the baby is born healthy.”

The actors also experienced the Marhaba Lounge, a unique offering from Thumbay Hospitals which delivers personalized services and fast-tracks patients’ requirements including registration formalities, consultation, examination/diagnosis, procedures, documentation, billing etc., requiring minimal waiting times.

About Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division

Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates academic hospitals in the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & Sharjah) and Hyderabad – India, as well as a network of day care centers and state-of-the-art family clinics at various locations in the UAE, making it the largest network of private academic hospitals in the region. All the hospitals and clinics provide clinical training for the students of Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group. They treat patients from over 175 nationalities, and are staffed by doctors, nurses and technicians from over 25 different countries, speaking more than 50 languages. Thumbay Group also operates CAP-accredited diagnostic labs (Thumbay Labs) and retail pharmacy outlets (Thumbay Pharmacy), in the UAE and India. 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.

Established by the Founder President Mr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, today Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate with presence across 20 sectors of business including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing & Distribution. Thumbay Group follows a strategic plan, according to which the Group aims to expand its businesses over ten times, with global presence. The strategic vision plan aims to quadruple the employee strength to 20,000 by the year 2022.

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