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Ajman GMC Hospital to Focus on Medical Tourism

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 26 Oct 2015
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Image: Artist impression of the new GMC Hospital at Al Jurf (Photo courtesy of the Thumbay Group).
Image: Artist impression of the new GMC Hospital at Al Jurf (Photo courtesy of the Thumbay Group).
The Thumbay Group (Ajman, UAE) will open a new GMC (Ajman, UAE) hospital in Al Jurf (Ajman).

The new 300-bed GMC Hospital, which is expected to be completed by 2018, will be the teaching hospital of Gulf Medical University (Al Jurf, UAE). The new GMC Hospital will be the largest private hospital in the northern United Arab Emirates (UAE), and will lay special emphasis on medical tourism, as the population of Ajman is just 250,000. As part of the strategic plans for the hospital, the Thumbay Group is planning to open representative offices in 20 countries, and expects to have about 1,000 patients as medical tourists per day within six years.

The four-story, 120-clinic hospital will feature a robotic pharmacy and a radiology department with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) scan, a first of its kind in the northern emirates. The state of the art analytics laboratory will be connected to the Gulf Medical University Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) via an unmanned chute, to offer highly specialized tests and diagnostic facilities.

The first stage of development plans include a 50-unit dental care center and a hi-tech rehabilitation center, which will have physical therapy, speech, hearing, and occupational therapy specialties, as well as sports medicine facilities with state of the art labs, including a motion and gait analysis laboratory. The rehabilitation center will be constructed in three floors and will also train the physical therapy students of the university. Both dental and rehabilitation centers are expected to be ready for business by September 2016.

“We are confident that the new hospital, to be constructed within the university campus will become a leading name in healthcare in the region,” said Thumbay Moideen, founder and president of Thumbay Group. “Our chain of hospitals aims to be the leading network of academic hospitals in the Middle East. The main focus is to provide patient centered care of the highest quality in an academic set up.”

The GMC chain of hospitals is one of the largest health care providers in the UAE, with hospitals and medical centers in Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, and Dubai. The highly skilled medical work force is made up from 20 nationalities, speaking more than 50 languages, treating guests from more than 175 nationalities worldwide.

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