Burgan Bank was recently honored by the Indian Doctors Forum for its endorsement and sponsorship in launching the 2013 Health Guide for the 2nd consecutive year. Burgan Bank’s support is in line with its efforts to spread more health education and other community related medical issues. This year, the health guide has been published with a fundamental theme of raising more awareness on the dangers of obesity.
The event was held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Dr. Mohammed Al-Haifi Minister of Health, as well as Mr. Satish Mehta Ambassador – Embassy of India in Kuwait. Mr. Majed Essa Al Ajeel, Chairman of Burgan Bank, received a token of appreciation during the event for the bank’s annual support of in publishing the annual health guide.
Nearly 70% of Kuwaiti males over 15 are overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization, and over 80% for women. This has led to an unprecedented rise in obesity-related health problems, including heart disease and diabetes.
The Indian Doctors Forum is an organization of Indian Doctors residing and working across various fields of medicine in Kuwait. The forum is a registered body with the Indian Embassy which is affiliated to the Kuwait Medical Association, and is one of the largest Indian organizations in Kuwait. It is worth mentioning that Kuwait includes around 700 Indian doctors that practice various kinds of medicine.
Burgan Bank is fully committed to organizations and associations such as the Indian Doctors Forum, which reflects its role as a socially responsible Kuwaiti leading financial institution. The bank continues to open more chapters in its dedication towards the social fabric of Kuwait.