Philippine National Police Chief, PGen Archie Gamboa ordered the temporary suspension of all activities for new cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy as another female cadet died yesterday (July 10) because of electrolyte imbalance or hypokalemia (low potassium intake).
According to Cadet Fourth Class Jiary Jasen Papa’s logbook, she requested permission to go to the comfort room at 2:30 AM and later went back to sleep. After an hour, she woke up to prepare for early morning activity but suddenly collapsed beside her bunks.
Papa was immediately brought to the Academy Health Service by duty cadets to give first aid. She was rushed to Qualimed Hospital in Sta Rosa, Laguna by the AHS staff for full medical attention. At 4:34AM, Cadet Papa was declared dead by attending physician.
The PNPA Medical Doctor and Administration informed her parents about the unfortunate incident and assured that they will receive the financial assistance due to new members of the PNPA Cadetship Program, including insurance protection and benefits from the Public Safety Mutual Benefit Fund, Inc (PSMBFI).
The Academy Health Service also noted that the cadaver will undergo swab test of COVID-19 infection as part of health protocols.
PNPA Director, Police Major General Jose Chiquito Malayo said that since two deaths of new cadets were recorded in the past three (3) days, all activities for the members of the PNPA Class of 2024 will be suspended until further evaluation and assessment.
PNP Chief, Police General Archie Gamboa shares his grief and condolences to the bereaved family of 4CL Papa and orders the PNPA Administration to immediately submit to him the results of the investigation and inquiry. PNP-PIO