What motivates people to stand in line for 10 hours, including 5 hours on continuous heavy rain, waiting to see a doctor? The only possible answer is that they are desperate and have no other options.
Despite very heavy rain, we had the largest crowd to date this morning. The line of people, arranged 5 abreast stretched a quarter of a mile down the road from our gate.
It was a miserable day by any standard and yet people stayed in line as the rain poured down. The rain finally ended by noon time. By the end of the day, we were able to serve 765 people. There were still more than 500 waiting at the gate, hoping against hope that they might get to see a doctor. Persistent people. Desperate people. Hopeful people.