The Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) Kuwait celebrated their vibrant and jubilant annual DocFest Xpress 2017 at the Regency Hotel, Kuwait on 27 January, with the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. During the exciting event, the IDF health guide Volume XIII was released that contains many useful articles written by the Indian doctors in Kuwait with the main topics encompassing cosmetic procedures.
The Under-Secretary at Diwan Al-Amiri H.E. Mazin Al Essa inaugurated the function, and was accompanied by special guests, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain, Former Health Minister Dr. Hilal Al Sayer, Kuwait Medical Association President Dr. Mohammad Al Mutairi, Kuwait University (KU) Dean of Faculty of Medicine Prof. Adel Ayad, and KU Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Prof. Nasser Behbehani and others, who were speakers on the occasion.
IDF General Secretary Dr. Surendra Naik welcomed the large gathering, while IDF President Dr. Abhay Patwari delivered an emotional presidential speech, and added that this year's DocFest was dedicated to the late founder Dr. Narayan Nampoory, who established IDF in Kuwait. IDF is well-known for its remarkable work in many fields, and for its work the Indian Government bestowed on them the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Award.
The organization regularly organizes health camps for the needy from the community in association with various Indian Associations, and to assist in health education, IDF releases health guides every year on pertinent topics.
Former Health Minister Dr. Al Sayer expressed his appreciation for the Indian Doctors in Kuwait and highlighted the role of Indian nurses who are doing a lot for the Kuwaiti community. On his part, Mr. Behbehani lauded the support given by the Indian doctors and nurses to Kuwait’s healthcare industry, and commended the long lasting legacy of IDF.
A session of entertainment followed that showcased the Indian doctors and their families adorned in vibrant and detailed costumes, presenting an engaging spectral of artistry from rhythmic dances to short plays. Their show depicted the most creative and lively aspects of India through the DocFest Xpress tour, where the audience glimpsed the beauty of countries from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and culminated in animated visuals of grand Mysore Dasara.