Gulf Medical University UAE recognizes Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad as an academic hospital

With this recognition, Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad has become an Academic Health Center under the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS)

Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad, the leading multispecialty hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division has been recognized as a teaching hospital by Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, UAE. Following this recognition by GMU, Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad is now an Academic Health Center under the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), the only private academic health system in the Middle East region.

  • Doctors working in Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad will be eligible to get teaching faculty positions and will be designated as adjunct faculty of GMU.
  • GMU will facilitate student and faculty exchange programs with the hospital.
  • Joint research and development activities would be enabled.

Being part of the GMUAHS will facilitate a range of exchanges between GMU and Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad, including teaching and learning opportunities, training and faculty development, student training as well as joint conferences and workshops. The recognition will also strengthen the hospital’s healthcare delivery systems, human resources and public health education.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU said that the recognition accorded to Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad was the latest among efforts to increase the global footprint of GMUAHS through collaborations with globally renowned universities and hospitals. “Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad is one of the leading academic hospitals in India. I am confident that as an academic health center, the hospital would further improve its high standards of care delivery and facilitate professional development envisioned by GMU,” he said. “This also opens up more opportunities for GMU students’ clinical training, and improves to their career prospects,” he added.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group and Founder, President Board of Trustees – Gulf Medical University said that GMU’s recognition of the high standards of teaching and training at Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad was a significant step. “As the largest network of private academic hospitals in the Middle East region, the Thumbay Hospital network follows high standards of training, ensuring that young medical professionals are fully equipped to tackle the challenges of modern medicine. As part of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System (GMUAHS), Thumbay Hospitals are committed to continuously improving healthcare delivery. Training in state-of-the-art private hospitals like Thumbay Hospital – Hyderabad will help doctors achieve the best specialized training,” he said.

The National Board of Examinations (NBE), the autonomous academic body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India had recently recognized Thumbay Hospital as a teaching hospital to conduct DNB (Diplomate of National Board) medicine programmes. The recognition has been accorded for the 3-year post-graduate DNB courses in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Medicine and Anaesthesiology.

“The recognitions accorded by Gulf Medical University and the NBE are acknowledgements of our teaching and training expertise, as well as the high standards of service delivery. These recognitions have increased our responsibility to impart the best training as well as superior healthcare services always,” said Dr. Shyam Sunder Tipparaju, Medical Director – Administration, Thumbay Hospital Hyderabad.

Thumbay Hospital New Life – Hyderabad, is part of the network of academic hospitals owned and operated by the Dubai-based diversified international business conglomerate Thumbay Group. It is a 200-bed family healthcare facility in Hyderabad where high quality healthcare is delivered at affordable costs. The hospital is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) and its advanced diagnostic facility, Thumbay Labs has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). It is a leading renal transplant center in the city.

About Thumbay Group

Established by the Founder President Dr. Thumbay Moideen in 1998, today Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate headquartered in Dubai, 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 increase the employee strength to 25,000 by the year 2022. 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, in addition to upcoming clinics, day care hospitals, labs and pharmacies at various locations in the UAE as well as elsewhere in the GCC, Africa and India, according to the strategic plans.



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