A Filipino domestic worker who spent six months in a hospital in Saudi Arabia after being paralyzed in a road accident has finally returned home to the Philippines.
Elvisa Salgado and her employers were involved in a car accident in July last year, which left the domestic worker paralyzed after suffering a severe injury from her neck to her legs.
Unfortunately, the impact of the crash killed Salgado’s employers, GMA News reported.
Salgado, from Bohol, said she and her employers were on their way to Riyadh from Al Baha when the accident happened.
While she was at the hospital, Salgado received aid from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and her employment agency.
The domestic worker’s employment agency assisted in repatriating Salgado. The Filipina returned home on Wednesday morning.
According to Yolanda Peñaranda, a welfare officer from OWWA, Salgado is entitled to benefits once she returns to the Philippines as she is covered by the OWWA Insurance.