VIKAND INTRODUCES A MEDICAL ESCORT PROGRAM FOR REPATRIATING INJURED AND SICK CREW.
(Fort Lauderdale September 6th, 2018) In accordance with its mantra of providing customers with compassionate, resourceful, experienced and round the clock support, the global maritime solutions provider, Vikand, introduces a new Medical Escort Program to its portfolio of services.
At some point in time even the most safety conscious vessel operator will experience a serious accident or illness onboard that requires someone to be disembarked for medical reasons. Considerations such as where the ship is located, the nature of the underlying illness or injury as well as the personal profile of the patient involved may require the operator to provide an escort or chaperone to ensure safe and secure passage of that patient either home or to a medical facility.
“Having provided this service informally for several of our clients we realized that there is no consistent standard across the maritime industry for escort services accompanying injured or ill crew. Many vessel operators look to co-workers, port agents or in some cases attorneys to escort these crewmembers without considering the services of licensed maritime medical personnel such as doctors, nurses or EMTs (emergency trained technicians)”, said Peter Hult, CEO at Vikand.
“With our extensive medical maintenance network and access to a select pool of doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians”, Hult notes, “Vikand has created a Medical Escort Program which will deliver an exceptional, cost effective, customized service staffed by trained medical professionals”.
Vikand’s services will offer the following added features;
- Maintain clear Lines of communication with all relevant parties (owners/agents/medical staff/P&I insurers)
- Limit expensive hotel stays post hospital discharge
- Continued patient monitoring on flights
- Maintain ACLS kit on hand with necessary supplies/equipment
- Medical documentation support