Lining up to wait for an exam at many hospitals in Vietnam is common. At a hospital in southern Dong Nai Province there are so many people seeking medical atention that they have to stay awake and line up at 1-2am to get a number for their turn.
Patients and their relatives have come up with a unique idea to save a place in the long queue and also still ensure a god night’s sleep.
They put their belongings including books, helmets, shoes, bottles, baskets to replace themselves in the queue.
This makes for an interesting scene at the hospitals at night.
Meanwhile, the owners of these belongings feel secure enough to rest on nearby rows of benches to wait for the security guard who comes at 4.30am to give out numbers.
And if thieves abuse this practice to steal belongings? Perhaps they should keep in mind that they could get infected with the owners’ germs.