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Thanks Digong! Romualdezes thrilled as Leyte hospitals get an upgrade

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By Billy Begas

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez on Friday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law two measures that will upgrade the services offered by two hospitals in Leyte.

“The passage of these measures exemplifies our never-ending commitment to our constituents, who truly deserve quality health care and facilities,” said Romualdezes in a join statement.

Republic Act (RA) No. 11566 converts the Schistosomiasis Control And Research Hospital in Palo, Leyte into a general Hospital to be named the Governor Benjamin T. Romualdez General Hospital and Schistosomiasis Center.

It also increases the hospital’s bed capacity from 25 to 100, upgrades its professional health care services and facilities, and authorizes the increase of its medical personnel.

RA 11567 meanwhile, renames the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City into Eastern Visayas Medical Center. It also increases the hospital’s bed capacity from 500 to 1,500 beds.

“These measures are much-need in Palo and Tacloban especially now that we are still in a pandemic. Rest assured that we will continue to work hard for relevant measures like these for our kababayans,” the couple said.

Duterte signed the measures on June 24.