x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

In pictures: Inside India’s only polio ward

As India becomes eligible to be declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), having completed three consecutive years without registering a single new case of the disease, The National visits the fourth floor of St Stephen’s Hospital in New Delhi, where two rooms make up India’s only polio ward.

Words by Samanth Subramanian / The National. All photos by Simon De Trey-White for The National