Recruitment agencies sending Overseas Filipino Workers requires applicants to secure a medical examination stating that you are “fit to work” abroad.
Filipino applicants need to comply with this requirement so as to leave the country and work abroad.
Some applicants easily get positive results while others remain devastated as they receive an “unfit to work” certification.
A certain RacellRoxas got the most devastating medical examination result – unfit to work.
Roxas previously worked in Taiwan for seven years. She is the breadwinner of her family and also has two children who solely depends on her.
However, she had to return to the Philippines as her contract already ended last 2014.
This time, a broker who handles her previous employer contacted Roxas and asked her to come back to Taiwan and work. Her agency is World Wiser Agency, who is also the one processing her requirements.
Roxas was asked to perform a medical examination. But the result turns out that she is unfit to work, as stated by the doctor of the clinic who performed the medical examination on her.
She went to St. Peter-Paul Medical Clinic situated in Ermita to get the medical examination done. It was also the clinic suggested by her agency.
According to the medical examination, Roxas acquired tuberculosis making her unfit to work abroad, as confirmed by Dra. Cythia Romero, her attending physician.
Roxas’ journey to acquire a medical certification didn’t end with that. She had a second opinion at the Lung Center of the Philippines.
Doctors, there has a different opinion. According to their expert physician, the x-ray shows only a small scar in her lungs, something that will never affect her pulmonary system and not even contagious.
Doctors at the Lung Center of the Philippines confirmed that Roxas indeed is fit to work, travel or study.
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