Our hands are mostly the ones that are greatly affected when exposed to harsh chemicals from soaps, detergents, and other cleaning agents.
Overseas Filipino Workers who are often advised to use gloves to protect their hands from harmful cleaning agents, especially those that are not familiar with them.
A Filipina domestic helper in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia identified as Noraima G. Alimudin, suffers an unknown disease after allegedly exposing herself to some insect after cleaning her employer’s carpet, damaging her hands severely. She posted a video, showing her hands on social media.
According to the Filipina, she was just cleaning the carpet of her employer when something bit her. Since then, she developed some sort of disease that doctors cannot even determine the exact cause.
Still, according to her, they consulted five different doctors to help her aid her hand. Others say that it is caused by harsh chemicals that she might have used without using gloves. Some doctors also blamed the water to be the culprit. The last one they consulted gave an advice that is more depressing – that she should be sent back to the Philippines.
Knowing that she cannot work anymore, the employers allowed the Filipina to return to the Philippines, only if she will shoulder the expenses of her plane ticket. Her last salary was also not given to her.
Left without a choice, the Filipina bought her own ticket and she is set to return to the Philippines soon.
Despite the tragedy that she had gone through, the Filipina still felt thankful because she can return to her family in the Philippines safe and sound.
See clip below
Ito na ag nangyati sa kamay ko now
Posted by Noraima G. Alimudin on Thursday, October 18, 2018