'Vikand will manage all aspects of on-board medical care and support Marella’s regulatory compliance to ensure the safe resumption of cruising,' Vikand CEO Peter Hult said.
'In addition to ensuring a best-in-class medical operation on board, Vikand is working with all regulatory organizations, governmental agencies and [Cruise Lines International Association] to ensure that Marella is in total compliance when the UK is opening cruising again,' he continued.
Vikand’s services encompass medical staff, 24/7 dedicated shoreside medical support, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, case and claims management, medical escorts, formulary and supplies, biomedical equipment management, public health consulting and strategies for proactive health management, including mental health support.
'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,' Hult said. 'It is our goal to offer Marella operational peace of mind.'