Human, now streaming on Disney + Hotstar, is an ambitious story. The series is an eye-opener about how the medical world works. It is a medical thriller based on human drug trials in India; it sheds light on the collateral damage due to fast-tracked drug trials for financial gains as innocent lives are lost to greed.

The series stars Shefali Shah, Kirti Kulhari, Vishal Jethwa, Ram Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava and Mohan Agashe. Directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mozez Singh, 'Human' has been penned by Mozez Singh and Ishani Banerjee. 

The series begins with a scene where we are shown dead guinea pigs surreptitiously discarded into a water body and later a victim of a clinical drug trial suffering. Then we are transported to Manthan, a multi-speciality hospital run by the ace neurosurgeon Dr Gauri Nath, which is the centre of this narrative.

The story aims to expose the nexus between pharmaceutical companies, large private hospitals and government officials. But as a viewer, it comes to our mind if all these things happening in the series are true than why such issues are highlighted?

To what extent ‘Human Web series’ is close to reality?

On Jun 8, 2021, nearly twenty-two Covid patients allegedly died after a hospital in Agra conducted an oxygen mock drill to check who all were vulnerable. This 5 minute mock drill took away innocent lives.

According to a study conducted by John Hawkins in 2018, it claims that more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000. Medical errors are the main cause behind such deaths.

With these two things it’s quite clear that humans are treated as guinea pigs big organizations. From evil pharma to drug trials, from human guinea pigs to medicine mafias, Human web series has a lot to offer to its viewers. Set in tragically scarred Bhopal, 'Human' is a twisted, dark, and psychologically disturbing 10-episode series that unravels the secrets of the medical world relating to clinical drug trials. The series is streaming on Disney + Hotstar.

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