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Still in pain, in debt, DH seeks help anew

Evelyn Baira

Evelyn Baira

Evelyn Baira underwent cochlear implant surgery in May 2014, but her ordeal continues due to her failure to have a regular checkup.

“The pain is unbearable, I can’t take it anymore,” said the 43-year-old native of Negros Occidental, who works as a part-time domestic helper.

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Baira was supposed to have a checkup every four months after the surgery, but the last one she had was in March 2015 at Philippine General Hospital (PGH). The reason: She still has a balance of P288,000 with Med-El Philippines Inc., a supplier of artificial hearing aids to PGH patients.

“My hearing checkup in the hospital can only resume if I am able to pay my balance,” she told the Inquirer. “I have nowhere else to turn to for financial assistance that’s why I am coming to you again.”

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Baira first approached the paper to appeal to readers in 2014, when she needed funds for the surgery.

Earning only P1,000 a week, she currently stays with her aunt in Dasmariñas City and works every Tuesday and Sunday at a businessman’s residence in Magallanes Village, Makati City.

A former overseas worker, Baira damaged her right ear while cleaning it in 2009. The accident caused an infection that left her hearing impaired.

Readers who wish to help can reach her at 09214041764. Her bank account number with BDO is 004290156056.

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