INDIA : Al Jazeera English will premiere its first interactive documentary series 'Indian Hospital Revisited' on March 13 & 20, 2014. The two-part series will focus on the transformation of key characters from the original 'Indian Hospital' series, and bring stories of new characters to light. Accompanying this, the episodes will feature a range of interactive, web-exclusive elements.
'Indian Hospital' and 'Indian Hospital Revisited' highlight the complexities and dilemmas of modern India through the extraordinarily varied lives of patients and medical staff at the Narayana Health chain of hospitals.
Directed by Gautam Singh, the 'Indian Hospital Revisited' will address questions such as hospital and its benevolent vision including the staff like Dr Rolson, the surgeon who fixes peoples' faces, and Dr Shetty, who started the hospital. It will also throw light on how have the lives of the patients such as young Prabhu whose body was giving in to a degenerative nerve disease; Rajeshwari, whose lower jaw was rebuilt; and baby Hatesham, who had had a liver transplant changed in the last two years.
Sharing his views, Gautam Singh, Director said, "The documentaries from Al Jazeera English reflect our commitment to never leave the story behind and our outstanding dedication to reveal the stories of patients, doctors and nurses and exploring the rich variety of life in modern India through the prism of hospital life. Indian Hospital Revisited is a journey in continuation. We follow the story for as long as it exists, or for as long as we exist. We don't believe in parachute journalism and documentary filming, once we start on a story we intend to see it through."
Tune into Al Jazeera on Dish TV 618 and Tata Sky Channel 518 on March 13 at 2000GMT to catch the premiere of the new series, or go online to view the interactive elements and first series at www.aljazeera.com/indianhospital
Transmission times for the 1st and 2nd episode
Thursday 13th March 2000GMT
Thursday 20th March 2000GMT