IDF holds annual ‘Doc Fest 2019’

An exhibition of Indian hospitals to be held in March

Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) Kuwait, an association of Indian doctors in Kuwait, organized their annual ‘Doc Fest 2019’, which marked the release of their annually published IDF Health Guide Volume XV.

The event was held at The Regency Hotel on 8 February, and was attended by Undersecretary of Amiri Diwan Affairs H.E. Mazen Al Essa, who was present on behalf of Chief Guest Minister for Al-Diwan Al-Amiri Affairs H.E Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, and the guest of honor Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E. K. Jeeva Sagar.

Dr. Surendra Nayak, the president of IDF welcomed the audience and briefed them on the activities of the association. He also took the opportunity to thank all their well-wishers and supporters for the continuous support to the organization. Dr. Nayak announced that IDF along with the Indian Embassy and IBPC would be conducting an exhibition showcasing leading hospitals of India on 17 and 18 March, 2019. The exhibition, he said, would provide a great opportunity to see the world class standards of Indian hospitals.

In his address to the gathering, Mr. Mazen Al Essa conveyed the greetings and best wishes from H.H. The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah for the success of the event.

Indian ambassador H.E. Jeeva Sagar also gave a stirring address by pointing at the noble profession of doctors and the role they play in society. He also mentioned the good work being done by the Indian Doctors Forum and expressed appreciation for their endeavors.

The event was also attended by a galaxy of dignitaries including Ambassador of Romania H.E. Daniel Tanase, Ambassador of South Korea H.E. Hong Youngki, Ambassador of Guyana H.E. Prof. Dr. Shamir Ally and Ambassador of Botswana H.E. Manyepedza P Lesetedi, and Kuwait Medical Association President Dr. Ahmad Thuwaini Al Enezi. There was also the attendance of Sheikha Rasha , Sheikha Al Dussauri, Mr Noori Al Noori, Mr Jamal al Noori and other members of IDF.

The health guide was then officially launched by Mr. Mazen Al Essa titled ‘Allergic and Immunological Diseases’ and has a collection of articles authored by experts in the fields.

The evening festivities began with a visual treat by artist Mr. Vilas Nayak, who was specially flown in from India. He did a splendid live painting of H.H. the Amir that drew thunderous applause.

It was followed by a well-crafted program titled ‘IDF Star Vision’ that had the audience spell bound for the sheer entertainment and creative element in the presentation. The three-hour long entertainment came to a climax with all the doctors waving flags of Kuwait and India in a show of solidarity.

The executive committee members of IDF who were present on the occasion included Cultural Secretary Dr. Antony Sebastian Dcruz, Joint Cultural Secretary Dr. Naquib Inamdar, Treasurer Dr. Rajendra Mishra and IDF Joint General Secretary Dr. Arun Joshi and Chief Editor of the Health Guide Dr Radhakrishna Panicker.

Staff Report