Martin G. Romualdez Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez

Romualdezes hail launching of 2 Malasakit Centers in Leyte

April 30, 2021 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 833 views
Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt Romualdez

HOUSE Majority Leader Martin G. Romualdez of the First District of Leyte and Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt Romualdez on Friday hailed the launching of Malasakit Centers at the Leyte Provincial Hospital and Schistosomiasis Research Hospital in Palo, Leyte.

The Romualdez couple credited the opening of the Malasakit Center to the hard work and dedication of the Duterte administration and Congress’ leaders to improve the quality of healthcare system in the countryside.

“As principal authors of RA (Republic Act) No. 11463 or the Malasakit Center Act, we congratulate President Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Bong Go on the continued launching of Malasakit Centers, this time in Palo, Leyte. Definitely this ‘Malasakit’ (compassionate) initiative is a huge boost to the health needs of our constituents. The growth of Malasakit Centers is impressive,” the Romualdez couple said after Go graced the opening of two Malasakit Centers Friday afternoon.

“It rolls out the red carpet for the establishment of a one-stop shop across the country where indigent patients will have widen access to quality medical and primary health care services that would complement the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) program,” the Romualdezes said.

According to Majority Leader Romualdez, “the law will reduce, if not eliminate, out-of-pocket expenditures of poor patients and ensure that its benefits reaches the grassroots.”

Rep. Yedda Romualdez said patients at the hospitals with Malasakit Center will enjoy easy and free access to financial assistance.

“The Malasakit Center exemplified government’s efforts in making the medical services, especially to the poorest of the poor responsive to their needs,” they said.

Go hailed for helping a thousand typhoon Bising victims in Catubig, Northern Samar

The Romualdezes also thanked Go for providing assistance to communities affected by Typhoon Bising in Northern Samar.

“We are grateful to you Sen. Go for all you have done to our constituents in Region 8 during this hardest time. We are overwhelmed by your support that gave comfort and hope amidst the wrath of devastation of the recent typhoon,” the couple said.

Last Tuesday, Go’s team extended assistance to 1,000 residents of Catubig, Northern Samar who were hit by Typhoon Bising last week.

Go’s outreach team distributed meals, food packs, masks, face shields, and vitamins to the beneficiaries during the activity.

The senator’s staff also gave bicycles to selected recipients for their commute to work amid limited transportation options.

Other beneficiaries were given pairs of shoes while some received computer tablets for their children’s use in classes as part of their blended learning being implemented by schools.

Go also extended assistance to those needing medical attention and told beneficiaries that they can conveniently avail of government help for their medical bills at the nearest Malasakit Center located in the Northern Samar Provincial Hospital in Catarman.