An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia passed away inside the Bahay Kalinga, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office officer confirmed.

According to Labor Attache Nasser Munder, the OFW passed away due to cardiac arrest as per the investigation. However, the cause of death is yet to be confirmed by the doctor.

“Ang initial na findings ng medic nadumatingnaambulansya ay cardiac arrest but still subject pa sa confirmation from the certified physician,” says Munder.

The Labor officer refused to name the OFW but said that she was from Pandi, Bulacan and that the sad news is yet to be rendered to her family in the Philippines.

According to her roommate, the OFW seems fine and didn’t complain of anything. But when they heard of her growl, they decided to call an ambulance that will take her to the hospital. When the ambulance came, the OFW already expired.

The said OFW was brought by her employer to the Bahay Kalinga in Jeddah last June 29 from the hospital when she was confined.

“Dumating lang siya sa Bahay Kalinga nitong June 29 for custody habang wino-workout ng sponsor ang kanyang exit visa at mag-iintay ng flight niya. Kagagaling lang niya sa ospital, accordingly sa isang information nagpa-confine siya because of goiter and it turned out na nung makita namin ang kanyang mga gamot na may binigay na gamot sa kanya sa pang-puso,” says Munder.

The expired OFW is just one of the 300 OFWs currently housed in Bahay Kalinga, a shelter for distressed OFWs.

According to Munder, the number of Filipinos waiting to be repatriated back to the Philippines is rising due to the suspension of flights in Saudi Arabia because of COVID-19.

Source GMA News


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