Medical mission benefits distressed OFWs in Riyadh
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Volunteer nurses and doctors checked the conditions of male distressed overseas Filipino workers temporarily staying at a shelter in Riyadh.
The medical mission, led by the Pexman Multi-purpose Cooperative, brought Filipino nurses and doctors from different hospitals in Riyadh to an esteraha, a temporary shelter for distressed male OFWs.
"Ako po'y nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng mga tumulong dito sa esterahang ito, dahil kung wala talaga tayo sa tingin ko medyo miserable ang kanilang buhay e," said the cooperative's vice chairman Vicente Arendain.
Although no one showed signs of serious illnesses, volunteer medical personnel made sure that the physical condition of distressed OFWs are okay.
Even Jordan Daiz, who was about to fly home to the Philippines, benefited from the medical mission..
"May mga gamot rin akong dala in case of emergency po na maiinom ko habang nagbabyahe po ako," said Daiz.
Daiz and driver Jesus Bricenio Jr. were among the third batch of OFWs forced out of their accommodations by their employer last July.
Aside from the medical mission, Bricenio was also grateful to the Patnubay Advocacy group for helping him pay his traffic violation that paved the way for his easy return home to the Philippines.
"Maraming, maraming salamat ho talaga dahil nabigyan ng solusyon yong problema ko katulad ngayon pauwi na po ako," he said. Balitang Middle East