VIKAND Selected for Medical Management Services by Marella Cruises
19 November 2020, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA: Vikand Solutions, LLC—a global maritime medical operations and public health solutions provider—has been appointed by Marella Cruises—a brand of the TUI Group—to manage its medical operations onboard its fleet of cruise ships.
“Vikand will manage all aspects of onboard medical care and support Marella’s regulatory compliance to ensure the safe resumption of cruising,” says Peter Hult, Vikand CEO. “In addition to ensuring a best-in-class medical operation onboard, Vikand is working with all regulatory organizations, governmental agencies and CLIA to ensure that Marella is in total compliance when the UK is opening cruising again,” he continues.
Vikand’s services encompass all aspects of healthcare at sea including medical staff, 24/7 dedicated shoreside medical support, policies and procedure, regulatory compliance, case and claims management, medical escorts, formulary and supplies, biomedical equipment management, public health consulting and proven strategies for proactive health management, including mental health support.
Hult comments, “Together with our approach to COVID-19 identification, mitigation, and prevention—which is fast moving, fluid and profoundly serious—we provide the breadth of healthcare solutions that need to become available at increasing speeds. It is our goal to offer Marella operational peace of mind.”
VIKAND provides global medical and public health service solutions to the entire maritime industry, including cruise, yacht, superyacht, commercial shipping, fishing, and energy sectors. VIKAND works with more than 200 cruise ship clients—spread over 23 cruise lines—supporting 120,000 crew with medical and mental wellness needs supported by experienced onboard and onshore medical staffs. VIKAND’s proven medical and public health expertise and experience is demonstrated through a proactive and evidence-based healthcare approach, the VIKAND Total Healthcare Solution and is coordinated with global regulatory agencies and industry associations. Solutions encompass 24/7 medical management, public health, and COVID-19 consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and products, and leading air and surface decontamination solutions. VIKAND recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and was awarded the Seatrade Cruise Awards Supplier of the Year 2020 in October.