A resident of Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City, is appealing for help for the speedy return of the remains of her daughter who succumbed to COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia.
Mary Ann Treyes, 48, who worked as a midwife is believed to have been infected with the virus while assisting a patient delivering a baby, her mother Lolita Treyes told DIGICAST NEGROS today, December 20.
Her daughter died on November 26 and they have sought the help of the Department of Foreign Affairs, she said.
DFA Bacolod head Florentino Granada said the Philippine Embassy is processing the return of the remains of Mary Ann.
Cases like these are given priority, he assured.
There is no cremation in Saudi Arabia, he said.
Lolita, however, said she hopes more agencies of government will also help bring home the remains of her daughter soon.
Mary Ann had a kidney problem and was undergoing dialysis prior to her being hit by COVID-19, her mother said.
She had worked as an OFW for 23 years and had planned on an early retirement, her sister Gemma Treyes Valenzuela said.
Mary Ann worked at the Al Eass General Hospital in the Madina Region of Saudi Arabia*