Yedda Tingog Party List Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez (5th left) in partnership with the Department of Health represented by Health Facilities Enhancement Program Director Mari Jemma Quinto (3rd right) turns over three mobile dental vehicles for the Babatngon Leyte Rural Health Unit led by Mayor Maria Fe Rondina (4th left), the Tolosa Leyte Rural Health Unit led by Mayor Maria Ofelia Alcantara (4th right) and for the Tacloban City Hospital. Also in photo are staff members of the Tingog Party List, DOH staff and Tolosa LGU.The distribution of the Mobile Dental Vehicle is under Health Facilities Enhancement Program General Appropriation Act 2019. Photo by VER NOVENO

Romualdezes bring Dental Care to Leyte

July 14, 2021 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 679 views

TINGOG party-list Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez, House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin G. Romualdez and officials of the Department of Health (DoH) turned over on Wednesday three mobile dental vehicles (MDV) to Leyte local officials to bring quality dental care closer to the remotest barangays and help boost people’s confidence and self-esteem.

The Romualdez couple expressed gratitude to Health Sec. Francisco Duque III for his “malasakit” in responding to the dental needs of their constituents through the mobile dental buses that were donated to Babatngon Leyte Rural Health Unit, Tolosa Leyte Rural Health Unit and Tacloban City Hospital.

“We thank Sec. Duque and his officials for their steadfast support to our relentless efforts to bring smile to our constituents.This project is not just about having a good set of teeth, but also to help them boost their confidence and self-esteem,” said Rep. Yedda Romualdez, chairperson of the House committee on welfare of children, after personally attending the event held at the DoH-Nonpariel Warehouse in Bagumbayan, Taguig City.

With the turnover, Rep. Yedda Romualdez said the mobile dental vehicles are expected to reach the remotest barangays and serve the poorest of the poor.

“We are happy now that dental procedures may be conducted throughthese mobile facilities. These vehicles with dentists on board will visit the remotest barangays in Leyte where people may have no access to this very essential healthcare,” said Rep. Yedda Romualdez said, adding that she and her husband, Rep. Martin Romualdez wanted to bring dental services accessible and closer to the people like their other programs and projects.

Rep. Yedda Romualdez, Rep. Martin Romualdez, and DoH through Health Facilities Enhancement Program Director Engr. Mari Jemma Quinto turned-over three MDV to Babatngon Leyte Rural Health Unit led by Mayor Maria Fe Rondina, Tolosa Leyte Rural Health Unit led by Mayor Maria Ofelia Alcantara and Tacloban City Hospital.

The staff of Tingog party-list, House Majority Leader, DoH, Tolosa local government units (LGUs), and others attended the event.