Philippine patrol vessel conducts MEDEVAC in West Philippine Sea


Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel of the BRP Cabra (MRRV-4409) conducted a medical evacuation to one ailing personnel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) at the vicinity waters off Likas Island, Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) in Palawan on 06 June 2021.

Said patient, 43-year-old Junie Catipay, was suffering from severe stomach pain since 05 June 2021.

The Coast Guard Medical Service (CGMED) personnel of the PCG District in Palawan conducted first aid, initial health assessment, and vital signs monitoring to Catipay while underway to El Nido Port.

During the health check-up, the PCG found out that Catipay had a fall incident in 2016 and was diagnosed with peptic ulcer.


Upon arrival, Catipay was transferred to an ambulance who ferried him to the Municipal Health Office (MHO) of El Nido, Palawan for the conduct of rapid antigen test which yielded negative result.

Subsequently, the PCG continued to watch over the patient who was later on transferred to the ‘Ospital ng Palawan’ for further medical evaluation.

The attending physician confirmed his peptic ulcer disease and advised him to religiously take his medications and carefully manage his physical health.

Afterwards, the PCG transported said patient to the residence of his relatives in Puerto Princesa City for further assistance. PHILIPPINE COAST GAURD