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Vikand introduces tech solutions for cruise healthcare challenges

Medical management provider Vikand announced strategic partnerships for technology solutions that target bed bug infestations, foodborne illness outbreaks and poor air quality.

Bed bug prevention

Vikand said periodic, preventative inspections using innovative technology solutions are the best way to detect bed bug infestations in their initial stages when they are easiest to control. Visual inspections can be supplemented by using various monitoring devices to capture and reveal bed bugs that may have been overlooked.

To this end, Vikand has become the exclusive maritime distributor of Nattaro Labs’ Nattaro Safe and Nattaro Scout products that prevent, detect and eliminate bed bugs.

Protecting against foodborne illness 

To protect against illnesses transmitted by food handlers, Vikand is introducing PathSpot to the maritime industry. Used successfully at a growing number of shoreside restaurants, PathSpot is an innovative, hands-free technology used to detect bacteria after hand washing.

Air purification

Vikand’s Hygensea solution is an FDA-approved air purification technology that removes airborne pathogens and toxins. The system also helps clean air in public spaces while eliminating unpleasant odors.

Vikand said this technology has been very effective at improving air quality and reducing tobacco smoke in shipboard casinos, resulting in significant reduction in smoke-related complaints and increased revenues.

‘Our team of specialized medical professionals know which products and services best suit cruise consumers and cruise lines, facilitating access to quality and cost-effective solutions,’ ‘said Peter Hult, CEO of Vikand.

Fort Lauderdale-based Vikand offers a range of healthcare service options, including proprietary healthcare solutions, a comprehensive biomedical and X-ray program, case and claims management, medical escorting and a customized wellness program that includes crew maintenance and loss prevention.