A Filipina who is suffering from a stroke is asking for help so she can return to the Philippines and continue her medication in her home country.

58-year-old EmelitaLlamo Vidal is in the intensive care at TuenMun Hospital after she suffered a stroke. She is asking the Philippine government for help so she can return to the Philippines and continue her treatment.

However, because of the spreading novel coronavirus, staff from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration couldn’t visit her.

According to Vidal, her employer brought her to the hospital last Jan 29 after collapsing inside her employer’s home in Yuen Long.

The Capiz native Filipina is already the second victim of the stroke on that particular day. The other Filipina who also suffered a stroke was identified as Lovella F. Albero who is currently being treated in Pamela YoudeNthersole Eastern Hospital.

After working for 22 years in Hong Kong, Vidal expressed her desire to return to the Philippines particularly because of her health condition.

According to the POLO officer-in-charge Antonio Villafuerte, they refrained from visiting Vidal because of the existing ban.

“In accordance with Hong Kong government’s Preparedness Plan, the Hospital Authority has implemented measures of the Emergency Response Level. Visiting arrangement is suspended, while compassionate arrangement will be made for clinical consideration,” he said.

“Visiting hours will be changed subject to HA Response Level for Infection Control. Please contact Enquiry Office on 2683 8888 for details,” Villafuerte added.


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