H.E. Humaid Al Qutami Unveils Major Expansion Plans of Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Project will add 100 beds, 45 clinics and 5 centers of excellence to Thumbay Hospital’s world-class facilities

United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2017: Thumbay Hospital – Dubai, the leading academic hospital of Gulf Medical University has announced major expansion plans for 2017-18, which will see significant enhancement of its facilities and infrastructure, in addition to the setting up of centers of excellence in different medical specialties. The expansion comes in-line with UAE’s Vision 2021 to bring world-class healthcare infrastructure, expertise and services across the country to fulfil citizens’ growing needs and expectations.

Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division

The plan was formally unveiled at Thumbay Hospital on Thursday, 9th March 2017 by the chief guest H.E. Mr. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, in the presence of Mr. Thumbay Moideen (Founder President, Thumbay Group), Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay (Vice President of the Healthcare Division), and other members of Thumbay Group Board. The event also witnessed the launch of Ortho Spine, a new center of excellence for spine and orthopedics at the hospital, which was inaugurated by the chief guest.

Thumbay Hospital Dubai

Speaking about the expansion plans for Thumbay Hospital Dubai, Mr. Thumbay Moideen said, “Scheduled to be completed in 2018, the expansion project will add 100 more beds to the hospital, in addition to 45 new clinics and 5 new centers of excellence. ‘Ortho Spine’ inaugurated today is the first in the series; the others centers will be featuring Diabetes, Mother & Child care, Heart Center and Cosmo Curve.” Mr. Moideen, further stated, “In the coming future, the dental hospital in Dubai will offer free treatment to patients as part of their academic plan.”


Elaborating on Thumbay Group’s strategic plans for the healthcare division, Mr. Thumbay Moideen said, “We are pursuing an ambitious global expansion plan, 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, taking the total number of hospitals to 15 worldwide.”

The newly opened Ortho Spine center will offer expert care in the following areas: Total Joints Replacement and Revision, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Related Injuries, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Fractures and Trauma (Adult & Children) and Spinal Surgeries. Equipped with trained surgeons, who specialize in orthopedics and spine procedures, the specialized center also offers outpatient services. Orthopedic services including surgical procedures are provided 24 x 7 throughout the year.

“The Ortho Spine center has expert physicians specializing in the diagnosis and management of spinal disorders- ranging from a simple back sprain to complicated deformities or spine tumors. Our expert surgeons have many years of experience administering procedures for the treatment of various spinal disorders,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay. “We are confident that Ortho Spine will make world-class spine care more accessible for patients in the UAE,” he added.

Talking about the centers of excellence in the various academic hospitals under the Thumbay healthcare system, Mr. Akbar said, “Across all our hospitals we will bring together highly-skilled professionals and the latest advancements in medical technology. They will be developed into Centers of Excellence in various specialties, providing quality care.” Thumbay Group’s healthcare division is developing Thumbay Hospital Ajman into a center of excellence in Obstetrics & Gynecology, IVF & Fetal Medicine and Cardiac Sciences. Thumbay Hospital New Life – Hyderabad, has plans to establish an Advanced Transplant Center in India.

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 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 22 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.

Today, Thumbay Group has diversified into more than 20 brands, with presence across 18 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.

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