9,000 benefit from free health camp at GMC hospitals

9,000 benefit from free health camp at GMC hospitals

Founder President of Thumbay Group, said most of the beneficiaries came from labor camps and industries while many families from various associations benefited from the same.



By Ahmed Shaaban – Senior Reporter

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 12:46 AM

Last updated: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 5:01 PM

Ajman – The Thumbay Group has simultaneously run its largest free health camp at all GMC hospitals in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah which saw 9,000 people.

Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, said most of the beneficiaries came from labor camps and industries while many families from various associations benefited from the same.

“As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we have been holding these camps twice a year, in June and September, for the past twelve years and serve the poor and needy.”

Akbar Moideen, Director Healthcare and Retail Division of Thumbay Group, said every year more than 15,000 – 20,000 people benefit from our camps. “More than 3,500 attend the camp in Ajman while the majority of the cases were in medicine, pediatrics and gynecology.”

Dr Prashanth Hegde, Medical Director, said dermatology and dental cases were more than all our previous camps, however. “We could not help sending away over 400 people who came after the camp hours.

Dr. Sadashiv Bangera, who led the marketing team in promoting the camp, said over 2,500 people thronged Thumbay Hospital Dubai. “Lots of people came to the hospital by 10am.”

Also 2,100 people came for the free health camp in Fujairah, he said. “We saw the biggest numbers this year though we were expecting only 1,500,”

Dr Manish Singhal, Assistant Administrative Director, said the camp has seen an overwhelming response and a significant spike 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 as well.”

Thumbay (GMC) Hospital, Sharjah saw over 1,000 people during the camp. Apart from dental cases, we had many cases in medicine and pediatrics, added Dr Shaju Philip, Assistant Administrative Director of the hospital.

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

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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