Over 9000 benefit from free mega health camp at GMC Hospitals

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Ajman, Jun 15: We are happy that so many people benefited from the free mega health camp held simultaneously at all our hospitals in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah. We wish to thank the associations and companies for their support and encouraging participation, said Akbar Moideen, director healthcare and retail division of Thumbay group, UAE.

Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah organized free mega health camp on Friday June 12 from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm. More than 9000 people thronged the hospitals; most of them came from labor camps and industries in Ajman, Sharjah, RAK, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. Many families from various associations also benefited.

As part of our corporate social responsibility, we have been holding these camps regularly for the past twelve years, said Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay group, who are the promoters of Thumbay (GMC) Hospitals in UAE. “We hold it twice a year, in June and September, and serve the needy. We are glad that so many people have taken advantage of our camp. Every year more than 15000 – 20000 people benefit from our camps, he added. I wish to appreciate the efforts and contribution of our doctors and nursing staff in all our hospitals, in the success of these camps, said Thumbay Moideen.

More than 3500 attend the camp in Ajman: - Majority of the cases were in medicine, pediatrics and gynecology. Dermatology and dental cases were more than all our previous camps, informed Dr Prashanth Hegde, medical director. Earlier prof Gita Ashok Raj, Provost Gulf Medical University inaugurated the camp.

Dr Sadashiv Bangera, who led the marketing team in promoting the camp, said “We are delighted to help so many people.” We had to send away over 400 people who came after the camp hours, he said. He thanked the founder president Thumbay Moideen for his support, encouragement and guidance.

Over 2500 people throng Thumbay Hospital Dubai. “Lot of people came to the hospital by 10 am. This is my first experience of holding a free health camp and I am happy to see more than 2500 people visit our hospital,” said Dr Seyed Mahmoodi, medical director of the hospital. Overall it was very smooth and I wish to thank and congratulate our team of doctors, nurses, administrators, marketing team and staff for their dedicated work.

Karnataka Cultural Foundation members were present in large numbers. Sheik Bawa Haji Mangaluru, UAE National Committee president Karnataka Cultural Foundation, felicitated Thumbay Moideen on the occasion by presenting him with a special memento. He also said the hospital is providing a great service to the society through the free camps. He assured of a larger participation in the next camp. Many economically needy people are benefited, he said. Hospital administrators gave a special memento to the KCF president for their active participation.

2100 people came for the free health camp in Fujairah - We saw the biggest number this year. We expected over 1500 but more than 2100 people camp for the free health camp, said Dr Satyanarayanan, medical director Thumbay (GMC) Hospital, Fujairah. The event was inaugurated by Saeed Rabee Ahmed Al Hammoudi from Red Crescent Society. Despite the weather changes with heavy winds and humidity, lot of people came before Juma prayers. A lot of families attended the camp. Dr Manish Singhal, assistant administrative director said that an overwhelming response was received and they witnessed an increase in the number of patients in the department of orthopedics, internal medicine, cardiology and dental. Thumbay pharmacy distributed free medicines worth over Dh 20,000.

Thumbay (GMC) Hospital, Sharjah saw over 1000 people during the camp: Apart from dental cases, we had many cases in medicine and pediatrics, informed Dr Shaju Philip, assistant administrative director of the hospital.

A team of specized doctors, consultants, nurses and volunteers will conduct free consultations and checkups in cardiology, internal medicine, general surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopedics, dermatology, family medicine, urology, nephrology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, dental specialties.

The visitors were given free medicines besides the above consultations. Patients can avail the follow-up check-ups for free in the next 6 days. As part of the hospital promotion free medicines, hospital brochures, health packages were given to all the patients and visitors.

Every year our specialists advise the patients regarding special care and precautions to be taken during the holy month of Ramadan. With Ramadan to begin this month, people will benefit a lot from the camp. He further added that owing to the changes in weather conditions, we have seen a lot of cases in internal medicine, pediatrics and dermatology. There is a distinct increase in dental cases also this year.

“We would like to continue these camps and offer high quality, affordable healthcare through all our hospitals,” he concluded.


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  • Rafeek Kalladka, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 15 2015

    great work done Thumbay Hospital and KCF is well known karnataka expatriate foundation..

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    Mon, Jun 15 2015

    Really Great Work from Thumbay Group and KCF Dubai, Laud their Sincere and Contnous Efforts in making it Successful and beneficial, May This Noble work continue and benefit the masses . Hospitals taking up CSR activity in the Gulf is Commendable.

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