WITH the help of a multi-million peso donation, the University of Santo Tomas Hospital Clinical Division (USTH-CD) is set to improve its facilities and give more support to its Charity Section patients.

According to Regan Duka, administrative assistant of the UST Grants Office, the Santo Tomas Charity Foundation Inc. (STCFI) received some P4.6-million from the Mercury Drug Corporation, UST Medical Alumni Association, Consuelo Madrigal Foundation and other private donors during its launching last April.

He said the foundation is tasked to acquire funds for the management, operation, maintenance and improvement of the USTH-CD charity section. The Grants Office is the managing arm of the STCFI.

The USTH-CD Charity Section provides medical and surgical services at subsidized costs.

The STCFI Board of Trustees is the decision-making body of the foundation and includes Fr. Rector Tamerlane Lana, O.P., Fr. Vice-Rector Juan Ponce, O.P., Vice-Rector for Finance Fr. Melchor Saria, O.P., Medicine Dean Rolando Lopez, M.D., and College of Rehabilitation Sciences regent Fr. Roland Mactal, O.P. J.R.T. Cabangcalan

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