OFW in Dubai Experiences Breathing Difficulties, Paralysis on Her Legs

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Dubai experiences breathing difficulties and paralysis on her legs. She had been rushed to the hospital at least three times due to her condition. Seeing that there might be no cure to her ailment, her family is seeking help so she could come back home to her family…

OFW Needs Help

Many Filipinos have gone abroad in search of a better future for their family. At their jobs in various places across the globe, OFWs are able to earn much more than if they had only stayed back home in the Philippines.

Photo credit: Buhay OFW / Facebook

Yet not everyone was able to enjoy working abroad until retirement age because there are some who get sick and have to go back home, with many dreams still unfulfilled for themselves and their families.

Annabel Cortes Agujetas hails from Davao City but now works in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). She went abroad to provide a better life for her children who are left at their hometown, but Annabel got sick while working far away from home.

Several people are asking for help so she could be repatriated as she now spends a lot of time at Rashid Hospital for an illness that appears to have no treatment yet.

In videos shared by her cousin and various social media pages, Annabel could be seen having trouble breathing. She could not move by herself, making her a burden to her coworkers who also worry for her well-being, particularly because they can’t care for her 24/7 as they also have work to do.

Photo credit: Buhay OFW / Facebook

Some netizens think that she might be suffering from COVID-19 but her cousin said she has a different illness that probably causes these complications. They are calling for help from various sectors, including from Raffy Tulfo in Action, so that Annabel can be repatriated.

Si Annabel Cortes Agujetas,nasa Rashid hospital po siya ngayon sa Dubai.hindi na po siya makatayo.at hirap na hirap po sa paghinga

Posted by BUHAY OFW on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Symptoms of COVID-19

Not everyone with COVID-19 show the same symptoms; some are even asymptomatic. But here are the common signs of this viral condition:

  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea
  • Discoloration of fingers or toes
  • Dry cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Rash on skin
  • Sore throat
  • Tiredness

More serious symptoms include:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Loss of speech or movement