Dominican provincial clarifies news of UST Hospital retrenchment of non-frontline employees

Published May 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By MB Online

The head of the Dominican Province of the Philippines clarified on May 4, Monday, that the retrenchment of non-frontliner employees of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) would be reviewed by the UST Board of Trustees amid the financial losses it has incurred.

In a statement posted on the university’s page, Rev. Fr. Napoleon Sipalay explained that the memo dated April 29, 2020, with subject “Termination of Employment,” was “held in abeyance” and would be reviewed by the UST Board of Trustees in its meeting on May 20.

“In the midst of COVID-19, the University of Santo Tomas is one with the nation in its hope and prayer that we shall overcome this global pandemic,” UST said in a statement.

The Varsitarian, the university’s student publication, reported on May 3 that the UST hospital has cut its “non-crucial” manpower amid the financial losses incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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