Romualdez Couple’s Project MALASAKIT
TINGOG party-list Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez and House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, in a joint “malasakit” (compassion) project with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), turned over hospital equipment to Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) Magsaysay branch in a bid to boost Tacloban City’s health care services amid the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The turnover ceremony in Magsaysay Blvd., Downtown, Tacloban was attended by OCD Region VIII Director Lord Byran Torrecampo, Atty. Butch Corpin from the office of House Majority Leader, Bonita Lariosa from Tingog party-list, Department of Health (DoH) Region VIII Director Minerva Molon, and Dr. Honey Jane Blanco-Limos of EVRMC.
OCD and the Romualdezes turned over one ventilator, a portable x-ray machine, four medical oxygen tanks, and two wheelchairs to EVRMC Magsaysay branch on Tuesday, September 1.
“More medical equipment are expected to arrive and benefit other public hospitals in Eastern Visayas,” Majority Leader Romualdez said in a statement Wednesday. “We are grateful to the OCD for partnering with us in this endeavor that will surely help Tacloban boost its medical services especially now that we are in the middle of a pandemic.”
“We hope the spirit of bayanihan and malasakit will continue to guide all public servants and stakeholders so that we may emerge victorious in these uncertain times,” Romualdez added.
Rep. Yedda Romualdez meanwhile thanked the medical and nonmedical frontliners of EVRMC for their service to the people.
“Heroism and patriotism are evident every day in the halls of EVRMC and all the hospitals across the country. We hope to give all the help that we could give in order to ease the difficulties that they are facing each day,” Rep. Yedda Romualdez said.
Prior to this joint project, the Romualdezes and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have turned over 56 air-conditioned rooms from converted shipping containers and fabricated materials as temporary mobile facilities for medical frontliners in EVRMC and the Schistosomiasis Hospital in Palo, Leyte.
In a joint effort initiated by the OCD and the Romualdezes, at least 160 medical frontliners of EVRMC also enjoyed three months of free accommodation at the Leyte Park Hotel & Resort and Madison Park Hotel in Tacloban City.