In a bid to spur economic activities to preserve jobs and protect health-care workers, House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, and the Office of the Civil Defense have billeted at least 100 emergency medical front liners of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center at the Leyte Park Hotel and Resort.
“It is time for businesses to resume. This will help reopen our economy, preserve jobs and show malasakit [compassion] to our medical front liners,” Romualdez said.
The lawmakers thanked OCD Region 8 chairman Lord Byron Torrecarion “for a job well done,” which ensured that the medical workers would stay in 50 rooms for one month free of charge.
“Despite being overworked, underpaid and at great risk, our health-care workers have remained committed to their mandate. They are our heroes for spearheading the fight against the COVID-19,” Romualdez said.
“We have to protect our medical workers from the stress of their work by ensuring that they have a safe and comfortable place to stay. Rest assured that your representatives in Congress are in close coordination with the Executive department in trying to find ways to minimize the economic impact and social cost of COVID-19.”
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