ICG also coordinates evacuation of patients suffering from life threatening medical conditions from ships at sea. ICG ships and aircraft respond to such emergencies and provide medical support to the patient and evacuate them, if required, for admission in hospitals ashore.
Medical Evacuation or MEDVAC or MEDIVAC is the timely and efficient movement and en route care provided by medical personnel to woundedbeing evacuated from the scene of an accident to receiving medical facilities, or to patients requiring urgent care at a better-equipped facility using medically equipped air ambulances, especially helicopters.
Casualty Evacuation, also known as CASEVAC is a military term for the emergency patient evacuation of casualties from a combat zone. CASEVAC can be done by both ground and air.