Thumbay Group of Dubai calls on First Lady

Accra Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady, on Monday received a delegation from the Thumbay Group of Dubai led by Mr Thumbay Moideen, the Founder/President.

The courtesy call was after the delegation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education to invest in Ghana’s education and health sector.

Under the terms of the MOU the Thumbay Group would establish a medical university and teaching hospital in the Greater Accra Region to help boost health delivery and medical research.

The Thumbay Group is a diversified international business conglomerate with its headquarters in DIFC- Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dr Vinod Abraham, the Director of External and Internal Affairs of the Thumbay Group, was among the delegation who, together with Professor Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, the Board Chairman of National Health Insurance, and Madam Cecilia Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, visited the First Lady to brief her on the investment venture.

Dr Abraham indicated that the US$600 million ultra-modern health project would help to pioneer innovative solutions to health delivery in Ghana and beyond, particularly in the West African sub-region.

He said when completed, the medical university would be the first of its kind and would be a unique medical research and innovation centre in the Sub-region, offering programmes including Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Physiotherapy.

He said: The university will not only cater for Ghanaian students but also international students as well as offer state- of-the-art virtual patient learning, and advanced simulation centre among other things, which will transform medical education in the country and in the Region as a whole.

It would also have a 300-bed capacity and would be a tertiary care centre for Ghanaians as well as those from the Sub-region. This, Dr Abraham noted, would help position Ghana as a medical tourism destination.

He assured the First Lady that the hospital would also provide cost effective and affordable care to the poor and needy as well as provide direct employment to close to 2,500 Ghanaians when both projects were completed.

Mrs Akufo-Addo, on her part, expressed her gratitude to the Thumbay Group for choosing Ghana for such an enormous project and pledged her support to see to its completion.

The Thumbay Group is a pioneer in the use of innovation to constantly find solutions to health issues.

Source: Ghana News Agency

   

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