Lupus Bridging Fund – Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation

RHEUMATOLOGY BRIDGING LUPUS FUND WITH SAGIP BUHAY MEDICAL FOUNDATION IMPLEMENTING RULES AND POLICIES, PROCEDURES FOR DONATION

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One of the stumbling blocks in the adequate management of lupus patients in the charity service is insufficiency of funds for badly needed diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Government subsidy and charitable organizations that aid in addressing this problem prove short in many instances.

The Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine of the Philippine General Hospital has taken the initiative to augment the above fund sources through the Rheumatology Bridging Lupus Fund (RBLF) under the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from fundraising projects and donations from alumni and other generous individuals contributed to the RBLF will be utilized for specific indications for lupus patients admitted to the Department of Medicine charity service of the Philippine General Hospital.

  1. OBJECTIVES:
  1. To form the RBLF under the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. to receive donations for the lupus patients of the Department of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital
  2. The RBLF shall subsidize specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, which are mandatory and life-saving:
  • Examinations
    • Serologic tests for diagnosis
      • ANA and its specificities
      • APAS work-up
      • Other antibody panels
      • ANCA
    • CT and MR imaging
    • Ultrasound and 2 D echo cardiography
    • Angiographic studies
    • Renal and other tissue histopathologic studies
    • Others which may be deemed necessary
  • Treatment
    • MPPT
    • First 3 days of IV antibiotics
    • First 2 weeks of antisuppressants such as MMF, azathioprine, etc.
    • Others which may be deemed necessary
  1. PROCEDURE FOR DONATIONS
  1. A donation form (see attached form) will be filled out either by the donor, a representative of the donor, the solicitor, or the administrative officer of the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. detailing the name of the donor, mailing address, contact numbers, and amount donated.
  1. The donation shall be received by the administrative officer of the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc.
  1. An official receipt acknowledging the donation given shall be issued to the donor.
  1. The duplicate copy of the donation form shall be issued to the Section of Rheumatology.
  1. IMPLEMENTATION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE RBLF
  1. The Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation – Rheumatology Bridging Lupus Fund (RBLF) will consist of monetary donations for patient care under the charity services.
  2. The RBLF shall officially be implemented starting January 2012, and until such time that the Fund is available.
  3. Donations for the Fund shall be made to the “Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation – Rheumatology Bridging Lupus Fund”.
  4. The Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation – RBLF shall be subject to the operating policies of the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc.
  5. In lieu of a processing fee, all interest accrued by the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. – Rheumatology Bridging Fund shall go to the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc.
  6. The amount of P20,000 shall be made available at the beginning of the implementation of the RBLF, and shall be kept by the Section of Rheumatology, as a revolving fund for emergency expenses within the indicated use of the BRLF.
  7. A check payable to the Section of Rheumatology will be issued in 3 – 7 working days
  1. MOBILIZATION OF FUNDS
  1. The Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. – RBLF may be mobilized as follows:
    1. Request for funds from the RBLF shall be accomplished through the official request form to the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation – RBLF signed by Fellow-in-charge and approved by the Rheumatology Service Consultant of the month or the Section Head, whoever is available at the time of request.
    2. Once funds are utilized, fellow in charge of case shall submit all the receipts for liquidation to the Section of Rheumatology.
  1. The Section of Rheumatology shall submit a copy of the liquidation process to Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc.
  1. A revolving fund of P20,000.00 pesos shall be issued by Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. from the RBLF.
  2. This fund shall be used for initial diagnostic and treatment indications upon approval of the Rheumatology consultant of the month.
  3. Liquidation with receipts submitted to the section is mandatory within the first week of use.
  4. The section shall request through a letter to Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc, once the revolving fund is lesser than P5,000.00.
  5. The Chief Fellow shall be in charge of the records for the revolving fund
  1. PROCEDURE FOR ACCOUNTING
  1. A quarterly accounting of funds received and released from the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. – Rheumatology Bridging Lupus Fund shall be made available by the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. to the Section of Rheumatology.
  1. The section of Rheumatology will likewise perform a separate accounting of funds received and released from the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. – Rheumatology Bridging Lupus Fund.
  1. This accounting shall be presented annually during a Rheumatology Section Conference / Staff Meeting.
  1. Accounting of the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. – Lupus Fund shall also be made available to any interested donor.

Prepared by: GZ-Racaza, MD

INVITATION TO SPONSOR A PATIENT/ DONATE TO THE BLF-SAGIP BUHAY MEDICAL FOUNDATION 

DONOR’S DIRECTORY: Individual Company/ Agency

NAME: _________________________________________________________________

COMPANY NAME: ___________________________________________________________

COMPANY POSITION: ________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________

CONTACT NOs: ______________________________________________________________

AMOUNT DONATED: _____________________________

Solicited by: ________________________

Received by:________________________ Date Received: _______________________

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