OFW:Patricio Refused By Hospital Died;Marcelo Pleading for Help Died;Lea (Sick) Kicked Out to Street
A pitiful Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)Patricio died alone in a foreign land without even seeing his family for the last time; The overseas Filipino worker (OFW)Marcelo in Riyadh who was seeking help in a video posted on social media has died,
OFW Lea: “Parang awa niyo po tulungan niyo po ako. Nandito po ako sa trabaho ko sa rehabilitation. Nagpositive po ako ng COVID. Nanghihinapoako. Hindi kona kaya. Diyosko, tulungan niyo po ako,” says in a video that she uploaded on Facebook. “Pinandidirihan nila ako rito. Diyosko.”
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OFW in Saudi Refused By Hospitals, Succumbs To Heat Stroke
A pitiful Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) died alone in a foreign land without even seeing his family for the last time.
In a Facebook post, images of a man sitting in a corner can be seen. It turns out that the man is a Filipino worker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The OFW was identified as Patricio Lacanilao, from Pampanga, Philippines. According to reports, he passed away due to heatstroke. People who saw him called an ambulance but he was denied medical assistance because “the hospitals are already full”.
“I hope we can help this Kabayan who lost his life due to stroke, as the temperature here in Batha, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is very hot,” says the Facebook post. “He is from Pampanga as I was able to talk to him when he was still alive.”
Due to the overwhelming number of patients with COVID-19 nowadays, other patients get denied medical assistance. As of June 7, there are already 101,914 COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia and 72,817 recoveries. Only 712 reportedly passed away due to the disease.
Ailing OFW in viral video has died – PH Embassy
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The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Riyadh who was seeking help in a video posted on social media has died, the Philippine Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed.
“The Department of Foreign Affairs wishes to convey its deepest and most sincere condolences to the bereaved family of Mr. Marcelo Tanyag III. The Philippine government, through the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, will bear upon Mr. Tanyag’s employer to explain if their actions, or lack thereof, contributed to his untimely demise,” the embassy said in a statement dated Wednesday but shared on Facebook on Thursday.
Before his death, Tanyag even managed to record a video of himself to seek help as he suffered from severe coughing and difficulty in breathing.
In the video that circulated on social media, the OFW was seen visibly unwell as he tried to catch his breath and had violent coughing fits.
Tanyag said he started feeling ill on May 23. He said he was sent to a clinic but was sent back to their quarters afterward.
“Kahit na hirap na hirap na akong maglakad, hinahabol ko ang paghinga ko. Ilang beses na akong nakiusap hanggang sa huli, kahapon, sabi dadalhin na ako sa ospital ulit. Ang daming beses na, ibinalik na naman nila ako dito,” he said.
(I am finding it hard to walk and I am short of breath. I have repeatedly asked for help. Yesterday, they said they will bring me to a hospital. But like before, they again brought me back here.)
“Hirap na hirap na po ako. Hindi ko na po alam ang gagawin ko. Nanghihina na po ako. Sa totoo lang malapit na akong sumuko dahil talagang hirap na hirap na ang hininga ko,” he added.
(I am really suffering here. I do not know what to do. My body is feeling weak. To be honest, I want to give up because I am really finding it hard to breathe.)
Meanwhile, the embassy said it has communicated with Tanyag’s employer for immediate repatriation of his remains, and that it will continue to communicate with the company until all his personal belongings and employment benefits are sent to his family in the Philippines.
“Despite the strain on Saudi Arabia’s healthcare system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department will continue to protect and promote the rights and interests of Filipinos thereat and will extend necessary and appropriate assistance to them,” said the embassy.
OFW Who Tested Positive of COVID-19, Fired By Employer and Kicked Out At The Accommodation
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After testing positive COVID-19, a Filipino worker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia lost her job as her employer fired her.
The OFW identified only as Lea was left without a choice and posted her concern on social media. She pleaded for help as she was treated differently at the rehabilitation center where she currently stays.
“Parang awa niyo po tulungan niyo po ako. Nandito po ako sa trabaho ko sa rehabilitation. Nagpositive po ako ng COVID. Nanghihinapoako. Hindi kona kaya. Diyosko, tulungan niyo po ako,” says in a video that she uploaded on Facebook. “Pinandidirihan nila ako rito. Diyosko.”
However, just a few hours after posting the video on social media, the OFW was forced to leave the accommodation given by her employer. Left without a choice, Lea stayed on the street. Some OFWs saw the situation of Lea. Though they offered food for her, they cannot provide a place for her.
PINAY OFW SA RIYADH, NAGPOSITIBO SA COVID-19 SA HALIP NA IPAHOSPITAL HINDI PINAPASOK SA KANILANG ACCOMODATION..
Nakuhanan ng larawan sa Exit 34, Riyadh KSA ang isang pinay OFW na nakilalang si Juvy labas ng bahay na kanyang tinutuluyan. Nakakalungkot na ganyan ang naging sitwasyon ng atin mga OFW sa Saudi sa kabila ng nararanasan dahil sa Covid-19 Source: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=130081228699467&id=104873191220271