Ajman: The largest private teaching hospital in the country will open in Ajman by 2017 by the Thumbay Group.

The 400-bed teaching hospital, which is envisioned as a purpose-built smart hospital, will include a 60-chair dental hospital and a state-of-the art rehabilitation centre which is slated to open within the campus of Gulf Medical University in the Al Jurf region of Ajman.

The hospital will be equipped with modern infrastructure and will also focus on medical tourism.

It will be constructed over 320,000 square feet, with four floors and over 120 clinics. The hospital will feature a special robotic pharmacy, a first of its kind in the region. The hospital will also have a full-fledged radiology department with PET-CT scan, a first of its kind in the northern emirates.

In addition to this, the hospital will house a hi-tech rehabilitation centre hosting a unique state-of-the-art sports medicine, hydrotherapy unit, GAIT analysis lab and an ergonomic simulation lab that will promote analytical and therapeutic services and will be constructed in three floors on an area of 30,000 square feet.

In addition to this, Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group, announced some more strategic plans of the group. These include the opening of 15 more hospitals in the next five years. The group also plans to add a chain of eye hospitals, fertility centres, 25 more laboratories, 100 additional pharmacies, and three more university campuses in Ghana, Malaysia and India, by the end of 2020, among many other strategic plans.

With the completion of the above projects, the group will employ 6,000 people in the next two years, which will reach 15,000 employees by the end of 2020. The total investment of the expansion project is valued at more than Dh1.2 billon.

“Across all our hospitals, we will bring together highly skilled professionals and the latest advancements in medical technology. They will be centres of excellence in various specialities,” said Akbar Moideen Thumbay, vice-president of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group.