Public Hospital in China Part 2

…The mad queuing started to make sense, kind of, once we found ourselves sitting in front of the doctor’s room, waiting to be called in or for my name to appear on the screen. You see, in China they don’t seem to have quite grasped the whole concept of following the order of appointments. To my utter astonishment I soon discovered that those, who queued up first, felt they had the right to walk into the room before those, who actually had earlier appointments! Continue reading

Public hospital in China, Part 1


Queues at Chinese hospitals. Photo: China Daily

Occasionally, my stay at the local hospital did feel like a joke but not so much like a ‘haha I can’t control my laughter’ one, more like a frustrating, bemusing and perplexing kind of a joke.

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