- Two Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) shared their experiences on fighting COVID-19
- They are both medical frontliners who are tasked to take care of infected patients
- Dave, a young man working in Singapore, said that he is worried for his family in the Philippines
- Justin, a Filipina working in the United States, also stated that the Philippines will win this battle
Two brave Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) willingly shared their experiences as people serving at the frontlines against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
KAMI learned that two Pinoy medical practitioners in Singapore and the United States opened up about their situation in the hospitals where they are working.
Dave, a young man working in Singapore, initially admitted that he feels really worried for his parents who are now affected by the health crisis.
He also revealed that in the said Southeast Asian country, people are really disciplined and they are strictly observing all the measures to combat COVID-19.
He even stated that the hospital where he is currently working at has enough protective equipment so they are not very worried about their health.
“Dito sa Singapore, talagang hindi man sila mag-lockdown, andoon yung mga precautionary measures at all times talaga. Yung mga rules and guidelines nila, nai-implement ng maayos. Like yung social distancing…” Dave quipped.
“Dito sa ospital naman, as in talagang lahat kami dito, bago lumabas at after pumasok sa patients’ room, naghuhugas talaga ng kamay and then kumpleto yung mga tinatawag nating PPE… So, less worry na din para sa aming mga nurses,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jasmin, a medical frontliner in Texas, also narrated her experiencing in battling the global pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives.
She disclosed that the main problem now in the said country, especially in some of its states, is the lack of personal protective equipment for those at the frontlines.
At the end of the interview, she mentioned that Filipinos are very resourceful so she believes that her countrymen will be successful at the end of the pandemic.
“I’m just taking precautions, though. Like this one, my uniform, I don’t take it at home, bring it inside the house… I always sanitize inside of the house…” she stressed.
“We, Filipinos naman are very resourceful. We are very good at that. So, I believe we will be able to combat everything,” she added.
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In a previous article by KAMI, a nurse from a hospital in Quezon City detailed the difficult situation that the frontliners are facing amid COVID-19 crisis.
The novel coronavirus has already infected more than 800 thousand people from 203 countries and territories. 44 thousand patients have already died because of the said virus.
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