Search Underway for Caregiver with TB Who Ran Away 1印尼看護肺結核逃逸 衛生單位急尋人

An Indonesian caregiver ran away after she tested positive for tuberculosis. The Pingtung police have been notified to assist in the search.


An appeal is made in this video to ask everyone to assist in the search for a runaway Indonesian caregiver. On Dec. 25, this caregiver ran away, shortly after she tested positive for tuberculosis.

Foreign Caregiver Infected with Tuberculosis: “I've been in Taiwan for three years, working and cooking.”

The Pingtung County Government says this foreign worker entered Taiwan in May 2019. She worked in Kaohsiung for 2.5 years. She recently changed jobs and was sent to work for a family in Pingtung's Hengchun Township. During the required physical exam, abnormalities were found on the chest X-ray. She was confirmed to have TB on Dec. 22. Two days after starting treatment, she ran away.

Chou Yu-chuan, Section Director, Public Health Bureau, Pingtung County: “This caregiver's mobile phone has been turned off, so she can't be contacted in this way. The bureau immediately notified the police for aid in the search, which is currently underway.”

The county government said the employer immediately notified the broker and health authorities after discovering the caregiver had run away. The broker tried to contact her, but her phone was off. As TB is legally classified as an infectious disease, Pingtung's Public Health Bureau has already traced contacts and arranged for the employer and the employer's daughter to undergo chest X-rays. It also notified the previous employer in Kaohsiung to take disease prevention measures. It urges the runaway worker to return to get treatment.
 

 

 

鏡頭前介紹專長,這段影片是印尼看護的人力仲介放在臉書社群,希望大家協尋,因為這名看護25日逃逸,但日前她已經確診肺結核。

肺結核確診看護工在影片中說:「我去台灣三年,工作、煮飯。」

屏東縣府表示,這名印尼看護移工2019年5月來台,工作2年半,之前都在高雄服務,日前因轉換到恆春雇主家服務體檢,發現胸部X光檢查有異常,12月22日確診肺結核,卻在配合服藥2天後自行逃逸。

屏東縣衛生局疾管科長仇幼娟說明,「那這名看護工手機處於關機狀態無法取得聯繫,因此本局立即通報了警政協尋,目前還在協尋當中。」

縣府表示,雇主發現對方逃逸,隨即通報仲介跟衛生所,仲介試圖聯繫,但對方手機關機。由於肺結核屬法定傳染病,衛生局已匡列接觸者雇主還有她雇主女兒,並安排兩人做胸部X光檢查,也通知高雄市對前雇主進行相關防疫措施,也呼籲逃離的看護工儘快回醫院接受治療。
 

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