At KTP Hospital, there were many patients waiting in the public waiting area. Round the corridor, there was another large waiting area that was empty.
I guess that the empty waiting area was for private patients.
I wonder if many of the specialists were set aside for private patients (but the demand was low) and the specialists allocated for public patients had to cope with many patients.
I have decided to use the term 'public' patient rather than 'subsidized' patients. I do not like the terminology created by the elites.