Last Doctor Standing
- 1 x 49 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- One hospital's post-Fukushima struggle
Takano Hospital is located in a town only 22 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The 81-year-old hospital director, Dr. Hideo Takano, has continued to provide medical care during difficult times as an active physician. The environment surrounding the hospital has changed drastically since the nuclear accident in 2011. Other hospitals closer to the damaged facility have closed, so the ambulances come thick and fast. With local medical services in disarray, Takano Hospital is the last refuge for the "new citizens" engaged in decontamination work and elderly patients who lost their homes when the disaster struck. The program follows Dr. Takano over a period of 2,000 days as he struggled on alone.