Balinese worker says she’s sick and stranded in Turkey in plea for help to return home

Considered one of Bali’s personal has issued an impassioned plea for assist from President Joko Widodo, through which she opened up about her struggles residing as a migrant employee in Turkey.

Bangli native I Gusti Ayu Vira Wijayantri, 23, wrote that she has been working as a therapist in a number of spas in Turkey for greater than a 12 months. After months of being overworked and underpaid, she was hospitalized after vomiting blood resulting from an unspecified lung and abdomen situation in July.

Ayu Vira mentioned that she was promised excessive earnings in Turkey previous to leaving Bali. Nevertheless, she acquired lower than she was promised and had inhumane working hours, leaving no leisure time. Due to this, Ayu Vira had nice problem in affording primary requirements, like meals and medicine. 

“There’s a virus in my lungs, and I’ve not gone for a therapy for my abdomen, because the hospital charges are far too costly,” she defined on Monday. “I’m additionally supporting my mother by working, however since I’m sick, I really feel conflicted on what to do.”

Amid the battle, Ayu Vira despatched an open letter to President Jokowi, asking for his assist to carry her residence to Bali. 

Whereas there aren’t any reviews that the president has responded to Ayu Vira’s letter, the Ministry of Overseas Affairs mentioned it’s coordinating with the Indonesian embassy in Ankara to facilitate her repatriation. 

The ministry can also be trying into whether or not or not Ayu Vira was a sufferer of a migrant employee rip-off, luring victims with false guarantees of nice jobs with excessive pay overseas.

Within the meantime, Ayu Vira is receiving help from her associates, who’ve supplied her with meals.

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