2 Pinay Nurses Lauded for Good Services in Saudi

Two Filipina nurses were recognized for their 35-year service to a hospital in Saudi Arabia, Arab News reported Wednesday.

Elercy Cruz and Zenaida Lescano were given plaques of appreciation during a fitting ceremony honoring their decades-long career at the Buraidah Central Hospital (BCH) in Al-Qassim, the report said.

Cruz came from Bangui, Pangasinan, while Lescano came from Orani, Bataan.

Fellow Filipinos lauded their dedication to their profession, with assistant nursing director Edna S. Jampil saying they gave free medicine to kababayans for community service on the weekends.

In-service control practitioner Fe M. Gatbonton said the two helped “patients even after their duty” and “showed nursing professionalism at work.”

Both Cruz and Lescano decided to return to the Philippines to spend their retirement with their families.

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines in 2011 said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was the “most aggressive recruiter” of Filipino nursing professionals and personnel.

According to statistics from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Saudi Arabia hired 8,513 professional nurses and 258 nursing personnel in 2010, beating out Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

(Source: Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News)

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