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Thumbay Group signs two vital MOU’s in the presence of the minister for cooperation in the field of education, research and healthcare

  • Thumbay University Hospital signs MOU with Gruppo San Donato, Italy’s number one hospital group
  • Gulf Medical University collaborates with Italy’s top ranking San Raffaele University for health professions education and research

Ajman, UAE: His Excellency Roberto Speranza, the Italian Minister of Health paid a special visit to Thumbay Medicity in Ajman on Saturday, 23rd October 2021 where he was received by Dr. Thumbay Moideen, President and Founder of the Thumbay Group in his office. The momentous visit opened doors for new strategic ties and cooperation between Thumbay Group and two of Italy’s prestigious institutions namely San Raffaele University (UniSR) and Gruppo San Donato (GSD) Italy.


To promote collaboration in health professions education and research, the first MOU was signed between Gulf Medical University represented by Prof. Hossam Hamdy and San Raffaele University, Italy represented by Dr. Paolo Roteli, President of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. UniSr ranks in the top 2.3% among 19,788 universities in the world according to the 2021-22 edition of the ‘Global 2000 List by the Center for World University Rankings’ based on their excellent academic performance and research.


The second crucial MOU was signed between Thumbay University Hospital represented by Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President Healthcare Division, Thumbay Group and Gruppo San Donato (GSD) Italy represented by Dr. Kamel Ghribi, President of GKSD Investment Holding for full cooperation in developing and strengthening the Department of Cardiac Sciences at the Thumbay University Hospital and making it a Center of Excellence in the region.


Being the number one hospital group in Italy, Gruppo San Donato is a pioneer in multiple research fields, with outstanding clinical programs and academic excellences. With 44 different locations around Italy, GSD’s network consists of: 3 research hospitals, 16 general hospitals, 7 outpatient clinics, 11 Smart clinics and more. Their facilities have a capacity of more than 5000 beds and treat more than 4.7 million patients each year while its profile and brand are the symbol of Italian Healthcare excellence.

His Excellency was highly impressed by the infrastructure and facilities provided by the management and congratulated the President, Dr. Thumbay Moideen for having made such a remarkable progress.

Commenting on this occasion, Dr. Moideen said, “We are very excited to join forces with two of Italy’s leading institutes and look forward to strengthening our offerings through this relationship.”

Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, plays a key role in the advancement of medical education, healthcare, and research. It houses the Gulf Medical University – the region’s leading private medical university, Thumbay University Hospital – the largest private academic hospital in the region, Thumbay Dental Hospital – the first private dental hospital in the country and the largest academic dental hospital in the Middle East region’s private sector, and Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital – the biggest state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital in the country.

Thumbay Medicity also has outlets of Thumbay Pharmacy – including the biggest robotic pharmacy, in addition to the central lab of Thumbay Labs – the biggest CAP-accredited private diagnostic facilities in the region. It also has leisure and hospitality amenities, such as Body & Soul Health Club and Spa, Thumbay Food Court with diverse food brands and cuisines, The Terrace Restaurant, Blends & Brews Coffee Shoppe etc. With its state-of-the-art facilities and superior amenities, Thumbay Medicity is expected to attract 15,000 visitors daily.

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