Incurable India

Director: Umesh Aggarwal
Running time: 56’ - India, 2009

Director’s Bio
 

Umesh Aggarwal after graduating from Delhi University started working with Indian Television industry in 1985. He learnt his craft on the job. It was in 1991 that he started directing television shows and films.
During the last 19 years of his career as an independent producer & director he has been associated with more than 4000 hours of television software.



Contact Director
 
Umesh Aggarwal
A – 275, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
India
Tel: 91-09811026734, 91-011-41552091
E-mail: net_umesh@yahoo.com


Festival-Screenings - Awards
 
2010

Doordarshan, India’s national Broadcaster



Filmography
 
2008 Underground Inferno
2008 Divided Colors of A nation
2004

The Whistle Blowers

2000

Dew & Dew Drop

1998 Mother – A film on Mother Teresa

Script, Director: Umesh Aggarwal

 

Editor, Associate Director: Naveen Samhotra

 

Narration: Roshan Seth

 

Camera: Hemant Bhalla, Mohd. Jamshed Khan, Sachin Singh

 

Animation: Rahul Singh

 


Synopsis
 

70% of India’s population lives in rural areas but 80% of all hospital beds are urban. Millions of its citizens are constantly swinging between life and death. One of the fastest growing economies & the second most populous country has slashed its spending on public health to less than 1% of GDP. Its public hospitals are bursting at the seams.
India is home to 40 % of the world’s poor, yet it has one of the world’s most privatized health systems. Not many can afford it. Many of those who can, don’t trust it. A country of more than a billion is not able to ensure the basic healthcare to it’s citizens. Why? Incurable India tries to find out.



World sales
 
Rajiv Mehrotra
PSBT (Public Service Broadcasting Trust)
PO Box 3264, Nizamudin East, New Delhi 110013
India
Tel: +91-11-24355941, +91-11-24357101
E-mail: info@psbt.org


Director’s Statement
 

India has the largest number of medical colleges in the world. Its doctors are considered amongst the best & are exported to many countries. Its state-of-the-art, high-tech hospitals compare with the best in the world. Yet its own people are sick. Public hospital & healthcare services exist only on papers in many remote areas of India. Private healthcare is out of reach for many. Those who can afford private treatment don’t trust them because profit remains the prime motive for providers of private healthcare.
It was in this background that I decided to make this film as a wake up call for policy makers in India.