VIKAND HealthNet integrates all aspects of healthcare and medical operations for vessel owners and operators, utilizing the latest satellite communication tools and medical technology, supported by an experienced maritime medical team.
Approximately 1.5 million seafarers are employed by the global shipping industry. Up until now access to medical care for vessels with fewer than 100 crew has been fragmented, difficult to use and expensive. Vikand HealthNet seeks to remedy that by expanding Vikand's medical experience and expertise to the commercial shipping sector.
Healthcare must be provided at no cost to a seafarer, but amounts to a considerable expense for the shipowner. With new satellite technology for wider and faster connectivity, Vikand HealthNet brings fuller care services to ships. This avoids on-shore time and adds new dimensions of crew maintenance solutions with increased cost control.
Vikand HealthNet will provide seafarers all over the world, no matter the nationality, easy access to healthcare, focusing on early intervention, a key in healthcare not available onboard ships today. This will ensure a much safer and healthier environment onboard, and ensure crew loss prevention.
Furthermore, VIKAND HealthNet will cover all aspects of the vessel owners’ ongoing healthcare needs including urgent care, monthly house doctor calls, chronic disease management, crew maintenance + crew loss prevention = crew wellness, medical chest management, medical equipment technical support, a customized mental health program and a 24/7 medical emergency support hot-line.
By managing the entire healthcare needs for a vessel owner, the attached cost to the owner will be reduced, risk management and efficiency enhanced with an overall winning ROI.