Lamin Jaiteh, the migrant worker who was dumped on the side of a road by his boss after suffering construction site injures, has been discharged from hospital. He has returned back home, with Caroline Galea telling Times of Malta that he was released on Friday. However, she expressed that they are unsure whether he will ever be fit for construction work again, as the 32-year-old from Gambia was treated for spinal and arm injuries at Mater Dei.
Posting to social media, Galea thanked many people and organisations who helped in assisting Jaiteh, with the fundraiser being a massive success. She described Jaiteh as one of the calmest people she has ever met – a thoughtful, well spoken person with a laugh which lights up the room. Galea revealed that they have organised for a carer to tend to him as he recovers. She says that the focus now is on Jaiteh getting better but also on ensuring that this traumatic experience doesn’t just disappear.
She finished up her post by stating that despite supporting Jaiteh at this point in time, ‘his is not an isolated event. This has been going on for all too long and enough is enough.’ With more demonstrations being organised in support of Jaiteh and all the people impacted by such travesties, it’s immensely heartwarming to see a smiling Jaiteh back on his feet.
Photo Source: Caroline Galea