MANILA – Solaya Dabpagan had been bedridden in Abu Dhabi for two years before she was repatriated on Tuesday.
"She was bedridden in UAE for two years. And you will admire the treatment they gave her because the doctors there were able to revive her. And for two years she was cared for by the UAE government in Abu Dhabi," said Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Upon her arrival, Dabpagan was rushed to the emergency room of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila.
"When (Solaya) came home, we did not know which hospital to put her in. Thankfully, the PGH did not hesitate to accept her," said Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Binay, visited the comatose OFW and assured her brother, Janudin Sumai, of the Philippine government's help.
"PGH will care for her. Her brother will also be taught nursing care so he will be able to take care of her needs," Binay said.
The 42-year native of Kabacan, North Cotabato had been confined at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City since she was found unconscious on a sidewalk in September 2011.
Hospital records reveal Dabpagan's condition was caused by intracranial hemorrhage. Medical evaluation conducted in June also revealed the OFW suffers from acute renal failure, acute respiratory failure, and stage 3 chronic kidney disease.
According to Sumai, Dabpagan was illegally recruited for Abu Dhabi in 2011 using the name Monera Galay Kamad. He also said that his sister's employer did not shoulder her medical expenses while in Abu Dhabi.