Three Filipina domestic workers who all suffered a stroke in Hong Kong are in rehabilitation in a local hospital.
Marivic Clarin, an officer from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, said the three Filipina domestic workers are aged from 29 to 68 and stay in Tung Wah Eastern Hospital in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island. Each suffered a stroke in recent months, sunwebhk.com reported.
Their conditions vary but all were being monitored by doctors at the hospital.
The first patient is Ledesma Jugo, a 29-year-old married woman with a young child from Pangasinan, who was said to have been found collapsed at the house of her Indian employer, who took her to hospital.
Jugo reportedly underwent neurosurgery at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan to remove a blood clot in her brain and was in intensive care since October 2 before being transferred to Tung Wah Hospital.
It was understood that Jugo has regained consciousness and can now move after being comatose for five days. However, she still has difficulty talking.
The officer said the stroke may have been triggered by a family problem as she received news from her hometown that upset her the night before she was collapsed.
The second patient is 48-year-old Perla Pasion Lagar. She was admitted to Tung Wah Hospital on October 14 and underwent an operation to remove the left half of her brain to save the other section from being affected by the damaged part.
Lagar’s son, who works in Taiwan, came to Hong Kong to take care of her and Lagar’s husband will come from Manila later.
Lagar had been working for the same employer for 20 years.
The third patient is a 64-year-old domestic worker. Not many details were disclosed but officials said the worker was already up and recovering.