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Author: Rebecca Gibson/10 September 2019/Categories: News, Cruise news, Marine operations
Global maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider Vikand has secured contracts to manage onboard medical operations for seven new cruise line clients in 2019 – a record for the company.
Typically contracted 18-24 months before the launch of a new cruise line or ship, Vikand is working with Jalesh Cruises, Mystic Cruises, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Antarctica 21, Aurora Expeditions, Scenic Cruises and Virgin Voyages. The company has also expanded its existing partnerships with Saga Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises and is now managing medical operations on their newest ships, Spirit of Discovery and Viking Jupiter.
Vikand supports each cruise line to set up the onboard medical centres on their ships, advising on the layout and design of the facilities and recommending and installing equipment. In addition, Vikand helps cruise lines to develop policies and procedures, and provides purchasing and logistical support.
“Operating a remote medical facility at sea presents various challenges that require professional management, and we are proud to have partners who confidently entrust us with such a critical responsibility,” said Peter Hult, CEO of Vikand. “The Vikand team is comprised of dynamic and knowledgeable maritime medical professionals who work tirelessly to provide customised medical services, the latest biomedical technology and world-class medical staff, giving our partners access to the very best resources while reducing their risk exposure.”
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