Kahanga-hanga ang ipinamalas na dedikasyon at pagmamalasakit ng mga Filipino Medical Practitioners sa Kuwait para sa mga kapwa OFW na nangangailangan ng kalinga at suporta.
Maraming salamat sa mga sumusunod:
- Pinoy Nurses Association-Kuwait (PNA-K)
- Association of Filipino Optometrists in Kuwait (AFOK),
- at ang mga Filipino professionals ng Al-Adan Hospital, Al Jahra Hospital, Kuwait Hospital, Taiba Hospital, British Medical Center and Filipino Medical Clinic
- ang Medical Response Team ng ating embahada
- at ang POLO OWWA
Sa weekend at sa kanilang day-off, sila ay nagsasagawa ng Medical Mission sa MWOFRC Shelter na sa kasalukuyan; ay nasa 400 distressed OFW ang pansamantalang nakatira habang naghihintay ng kanilang repatriation.
PH EMBASSY, FILIPINO MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS IN KUWAIT REACH OUT TO DISTRESSED OFWS VIA MEDICAL MISSION
05 February 2020
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, along with volunteer Filipino community groups, hold a medical mission for Overseas Filipino Workers at the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Resource Center on 31 January 2020. (Kuwait PE photo)
5 February 2020 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), in partnership with Filipino medical practitioners in Kuwait, spearheaded a weekend medical mission for more than 400 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Resource Center (MWOFRC) on 31 January 2020.
Spending their days-off and weekends with the Embassy and POLO-OWWA are Filipino community organizations Pinoy Nurses Association-Kuwait (PNA-K) and Association of Filipino Optometrists in Kuwait (AFOK), and Filipino professionals from Al-Adan Hospital, Al Jahra Hospital, Kuwait Hospital, Taiba Hospital, British Medical Center and Filipino Medical Clinic. They attended to the medical needs of MWOFRC wards, composed mostly of distressed domestic workers.
In a statement, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. and Consul General Mohd. Noordin Pendosina N. Lomondot commended the “bayanihan spirit” of the Filipino community in Kuwait, which shows that “our Pinoy medical practitioners are united in the goal of providing humanitarian assistance to fellow Filipinos, including those with illnesses.”
“I congratulate the hardworking personnel of the Embassy and POLO-OWWA, and thank the indefatigable Filipino medical practitioners in Kuwait for the assistance that they have extended to our distressed kababayans in Kuwait,” Chargé d’Affaires Lomondot said.
Chargé d’Affaires Lomondot added that theEmbassy, through the Assistance to Nationals Unit’s Medical Response Team, will continue to collaborate with different organizations as well as stakeholders in conducting medical missions for Filipinos in Kuwait.
During the mission at the MWOFRC, medical services such as blood sugar tests, blood pressure tests, and eye tests were provided by the volunteer groups. Medical consultations with Filipino physicians, who specialize in the fields of internal medicine, pediatric medicine, and gynecology, were also conducted.
Two OFWs were diagnosed with severe hypertension and severe anemia, respectively. After being given initial help, the Embassy’s Medical Response Team brought the two OFWs to the hospital the following day, where they could receive full medical attention.
Philippine Republic Act No. 8042 or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act mandates the creation of the MWOFRC in countries where there are large concentration of Filipinos. The MWOFRC aims to provide counseling and legal services, orientation programs, and welfare assistance to OFWs, especially those in distress. END
Volunteers from the Filipino community in Kuwait extend various forms of medical assistance during an outreach mission for distressed Overseas Filipino Workers at the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Resource Center on 31 January 2020. (Kuwait PE photos)