A Filipino domestic worker who had been in Hong Kong for 26 years and was due to return home permanently died in the city’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital of kidney failure.
Susie Olid, a 55-year-old mother of two from Nueva Vizcaya province in the Philippines felt very ill and was sent to the hospital on February 8, two days before her intended departure, sunwebhk.com reported. Her condition deteriorated and she was admitted to an intensive care unit three days before she died on March 9.
Her employer for the past two years and four months informed the Philippines’ Overseas Workers Welfare Administration office in Hong Kong about her death.
An officer of the Philippine Consulate’s assistance to nationals section said Olid’s family had been informed of her death, and her brother, as next-of-kin, would receive her remains.
A public viewing of Olid’s remains was held on Sunday and her body was to be repatriated to Manila on Monday.
Meanwhile, another Filipino worker from the same province as Olid was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital on Hong Kong Island for continuous bleeding, a result of Stage 2 cervical cancer.
She had been hospitalized earlier and discharged when her condition improved, but on March 3 she collapsed after going to church and was readmitted.
One of her friends said on Facebook that the patient wanted a sibling to come to Hong Kong and look after her in hospital, but needed a sponsor to help with the airfare and accommodation costs.