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Future medical community to be made more humane


Prof. Hossam Hamdy (second from right) inaugurates the Center for Imaging of the Thumbay University Hospital in Thumbay Medicity in Ajman on Saturday. Kamal Kassim/Gulf Today

Mariecar Jara-Puyod, Senior Reporter

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) is participating in the “Arab Health 2020” from Jan.27 to 30 in Dubai World Trade Centre and among its highlights is its goal to continually accelerate the development of a future more humane, more knowledgeable and more skillful medical community from the youth sector.

This was stated in the MoHaP press release on Saturday, when over in Ajman and ahead of one of the world’s largest healthcare events that provides access and opportunities to the latest innovations and research developments in the healthcare industry, the largest academic hospital in the region, inaugurated its top-of-the-line diagnostics centre that would also serve as a training ground for future medical practitioners from at least 80 countries.

Meanwhile, MoHaP will operate on the theme “UAE Health…A Shared Responsibility” and the government agency “will focus on preventive healthcare and round-the-clock smart services with no human intervention to bolster the sustainable development and knowledge economy.”

The MoHaP strategy is aligned with the UAE National Agenda 2021 which would result in a happy society out of an “effective and sustainable health system” that utilizes research-driven and evidence-based next-generation technology including Artificial Intelligence, Fourth Industrial Revolution gadgets and programmes.

Over at the Thumbay University Hospital within the Thumbay MediCity in Al Jurf, Ajman, Gulf Medical University (GMU) chancellor Prof. Hossam Hamdy was the chief guest at the inauguration of the Center for Imaging.

Present on Saturday were Thumbay Group founder president Dr. Thumbay Moideen and Thumbay Group-Healthcare Division vice president Akbar Moideen Thumbay.

Hospital chief operating officer Dr. Mohammad Faisal Parvez told Gulf Today the centre is among 23 specialty departments at the university hospital which opened its doors to the public on Dec. 9, 2019.

Among the over 50 multi-racial/cultural hospital pioneer staff are two medical doctors and two pharmacists from GMU, part of the Thumbay Group.

accurate results

Parvez said the centre houses well-sourced “most contemporary” medical imaging services that reduces the waiting time of patients for the necessary “accurate results” electronically linked and accessible to all the facilities within the Thumbay healthcare chain.

“We are also focusing on detecting diseases in their earliest stages, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment for residents in the Northern Emirates,” he added.

Radiology services include 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging, 256 slice computed tomography, bone mineral densitometer, ultrasound and color Doppler studies, conventional and portable x-ray, digital mammography, and fluoroscopy.

Hamdy said over 20 ultrasounds are scattered throughout the hospital which Parvez described as a “regional referral hospital.”

“Small hospitals could refer to us their patients. Our goal is to contribute excellently to the comprehensive preventive health check-up programmes,” explained Parvez.  

Hamdy said all analyses from all diagnostics imaging services provided in the hospital would be done and completed at the centre which would also serve as one of the training grounds outside the classrooms of all GMU students.

He said: “The Centre for Imaging helps achieve safer diagnostics. The stethoscope which only analyzes the chest and the abodomen (is outdated). We have been exposing our students to the latest because they have to be updated in everything happening and being discovered in Medicine.

Thumbay Medicity composed of the GMU, two other specialty hospitals and related entities, was inaugurated ahead of the 44th edition of “Arab Health” in 2019.

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