Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the Middle East region officially launched its ‘Center for Nephrology & Dialysis Unit’ on 3rd February 2020.
Mr. Ahmed Mismar, Secretary General of Dubai Charity Association was the chief guest of the launch program held at the hospital in Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, in the presence of Dr. Thumbay Moideen – Founder President of Thumbay Group, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division, Dr. Mohammad Faisal - COO of Thumbay University Hospital and dignitaries from government and private organizations, the healthcare sector, and representatives from various sections of society.
Speaking at the launch function, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay said, “We are happy to launch Thumbay University Hospital’s Center for Nephrology and the Dialysis Unit. Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division is committed to improving patient care and experience and we are confident that the new dialysis unit will enable UAE residents and medical tourists to avail outstanding dialysis services with the latest technology in a pleasant environment, with improved comfort and privacy.” He also thanked the charitable/philanthropic organizations for their support to the dialysis patients and for their outstanding work for the betterment of the community.
Thumbay University Hospital’s Center for Nephrology is a state-of-the-art facility with advanced technology and an expert team. Services range from basic to critical nephrology care.
“The Center is well-equipped to serve patients with CKD (Chronic Kidney Diseases), Electrolyte Disorders, Acute Kidney Diseases, Renal Stones, Glomerular Diseases, Lupus Nephritis, Diabetic Nephropathy, Proteinuria, etc.,” said Dr. Anass Ahmed Qasem, Consultant - Internal Medicine. The Dialysis Unit has 10 beds, and it will be linked in future with the Center for Nephrology’s Renal Transplant Program through dedicated transplant theatres.
“The Dialysis Unit has been developed taking into consideration that many patients require dialysis several times a week. By enabling patients to receive dialysis close to their community, in a spacious and comfortable environment, we hope to help them improve their quality of life. The Center for Nephrology plans to set up support groups for dialysis patients to bring them together so that they motivate each other and minimize anxieties and concerns,” said Dr. Mohammad Faisal, adding, “Furthermore, to celebrate the launch of the Center for Nephrology & Dialysis Unit, Thumbay University Hospital has announced specially discounted dialysis packages. We have also launched free pick-up and drop-off services for dialysis patients in and around Ajman, on request.”
Thumbay University Hospital also launched special ‘Holiday Dialysis’ packages through its medical tourism department, enabling tourists enjoy their vacation in the UAE without worrying about timely dialysis, offered by the hospital in safe and hygienic settings without affecting the pleasure of their holidays. Packages would also include on-request translator services, accommodation services, customized treatment packages, preferred cuisine, travel arrangements, priority appointments, free airport pick up & drop off, etc.
The Dialysis Unit is monitored by an infection control team, with senior personnel supervising compliance with infection control protocols. Patient convenience is a key feature, and the hospital gives special attention to the personal and social needs of the patients, as a part of which they are encouraged to experience the relaxing atmosphere of its Therapeutic Garden, as well as amenities within the hospital like the movie theatre, multi-cuisine Thumbay Food Court and the premium Blends & Brews Dolci coffee shop.
The Center for Nephrology & Dialysis Unit and the patients will benefit greatly from Thumbay University Hospital’s international collaborations with global centers of excellence such as Villa Beretta, Facility of the Valduce Hospital in Como – Italy; Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics – Kansas City, US; IMO – Spain; Gruppo Ospedaliero – San Donato, Italy; Hopitaux Universitaries – Paris Sud, France; Hopital Universitaire Mere Enfant – France; Hopital Paul Brousse – France; Institut Cochin – France and BK Plastic Surgery – Korea.