Monday, August 31, 2015

Comatose OFW finally home after four years in Dubai hospital

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who has been in comatose in the United Arab Emirates for four years has finally arrived home.

Amie Briones Emuslan, 54, left Dubai on board Philippine Airlines flight PR659 at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday and arrived in Manila at 8:55 a.m. on Friday.

Information from the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai said Emuslan has been confined at the Rashid Hospital since February 25, 2011 due to acute ischaemic stroke. Before that, she had been working in Dubai for six years.

Emuslan, who was from Kalibo, Aklan, was brought to the Philippine General Hospital after arriving in the Philippines.

Also coming home with Amie Emuslan was Ramon Carascoso, a 61-year-old OFW who has been on a wheelchair after suffering a stroke and was also confined at Rashid Hospital.

The two OFWs were sent home through the help of the consulate, according to Rey Angulo, a social welfare volunteer. —KBK, GMA News 

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