Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital owned by Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, launched a diabetes awareness campaign “Count Your Steps – To Beat Diabetes,” on Sunday, 13th November 2016. Organized to mark ‘World Diabetes Day,’ the campaign was supported by UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, Municipality & Planning Department – Ajman and Ajman Police.
Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group inaugurated the event in the presence of H.E. Hamad Taryam Al Shamsi, Director Ajman Medical District, Ministry of Health – UAE, as well as officials from Municipality & Planning Department – Ajman and Ajman Police.
Dr. Manvir Singh Walia, Director – Operations of Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division, Dr. Prashanth Hegde – Medical Director and Dr. Gurjit Singh Monga – Chief Operating Officer of Thumbay Hospital, Ajman were also present.
The event was marked by a walkathon by school children, emphasizing the importance of physical activity in keeping diabetes at bay. Students from eight schools in Ajman participated in the walkathon. “Through this program, we aim to create awareness that one positive step towards a healthier lifestyle can make a big difference in your life. Diabetes is a lifestyle-related illness, and is catching pace in the region. We need to work towards finding ways to keep ourselves active, for a healthier future,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay.
Thumbay Hospital also organized free health checkup for participants, as part of the event. Many participants availed the free blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI tests, and sought advice on healthy lifestyle. The program ended with the distribution of mementos for the supporting organizations and participant institutions.
About Thumbay Hospital
Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates four academic hospitals in the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah & Sharjah) and one in 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 are affiliated to the Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group, and provide clinical training for its students. 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.