VIKAND represents the cruise industry’s COVID frontline workers and is a recognized practice leader in onboard COVID-19 control. COVID-19 preparedness, mitigation and management are all part of VIKAND’s public health services. While pandemics play out like a game where the rules are made by many referees as the play evolves, VIKAND’s capabilities and commitment helps connect the dots and proactively protect stakeholders.
Actively Involved in Resolving Several of the Most Challenging COVID-19 Situations
VIKAND’s maritime medical and public health expert teams around the world have had first-hand involvement in managing several of the well-publicized instances of COVID-19 in on board client cruise ships. COVID-19 is integrated across VIKAND’s services in consulting, staffing, management of medical teams, installation and servicing of onboard facilities, and the development of health and safety protocols.
A Global Team of Maritime Subject Matter Experts
VIKAND’s senior leadership is a constellation of recognized thought and practice leaders across medical management, epidemiology, public health, technical hygiene solutions, marine operations, compliance, and emergency care. VIKAND provides consultative solutions through active listening, innovative solution design, installation and servicing of programs which provide strong value for money, cost and risk reduction, and ROI. Its world class representatives stay close to clients, providing global ongoing support and development to support clients’ success.
Mental Wellness Program
VIKAND is committed to expanding its mental wellness support as COVID-19 can seriously impact seafarer’s mental wellness. As part of its “WELL” philosophy (Well Employees Love Life), VIKAND has launched a MARITIME ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, allowing onboard crew to call a team of maritime medical consultants who can help and a team of maritime psychologist for a full capacity service. This comprehensive program includes proactive training for crises intervention and identification of vulnerable crew as well as crew self-help tools, communication material and support teams. Interested in learning more? Click here.
You may also want to see our recent joint webinar with Inmarsat, FrontM, and ISWAN on this important topic.
Industry Thought Leadership for a Safe Return to Cruising
The well-being of clients’ guests and crew is a top priority as VIKAND continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the maritime industry. VIKAND publishes the VIKAND MEDICAL MONITOR (VMM), a very well received newsletter resource with a full inventory of position papers, processes, protocols, references and news to support the industry’s re-entry. Through participation in expert panels across the industry, VIKAND is actively committed to supporting the industry to confidently address COVID-19 and other public health challenges. Per Holly Love, RN, Vice President of Medical Services:
“The maritime experience of VIKAND’s medical team is uniquely hands-on and diverse, giving us exceptional expertise and resilience. The challenges of COVID-19 have thoroughly tested our abilities in ways which have confirmed our teams’ individual and combined strengths. Today we provide thought leadership to the industry via our ‘Reentry Position Paper’ in support of building the industry’s future best practice protocols.”
In summary VIKAND stands above and beyond with the experience, expertise and excellence for continuous control of COVID-19 for cruise lines’ operational and commercial improvements and sustained success.