A FILIPINA nurse from Davao City died, while another is now slowly recovering after they were hit by a speeding car in front of a school at the Diwan Roundabout in Al Ain-Abu Dhabi Road, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on November 12.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) Davao Director Eduardo Bellido identified the fatality as Estee Banaag Nanolan, who hails from SIR New Matina, while the injured one was identified as Melissa Salvani Roble from Cabantian, Buhangin, both from Davao City.
Bellido said a Home Care nurse named Jacqueline Salem reported to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) that her fellow nurses were rushed to Tawan Hospital after being hit by a BMW car in Al Ain-Abu Dhabi Road around 7 p.m.
Nanolan reportedly died around 11:45 a.m. of November 23, Wednesday, after she suffered from irreversible brain damage. She was comatose when the officials and members of the Philippine Embassy visited her after the accident.
According to Dr. Mamoun Elzubair of the Tawan Hospital, although Nanolan’s internal organs were functioning well, she was kept alive by a mechanical ventilator because her brain was barely functioning.
Roble, meanwhile, had a knee surgery and an operation on her fractured hip bone at the Acetabulum Section of the hospital.
A Facebook post from Roble's sister Jenny Ann Roble Salvani posted on November 13 was asking family and friends for prayers and support.