VIKAND partners with TUI Cruises to provide biomedical services for 11 ships

   September 2, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

VIKAND Solutions (Dania Beach Florida-based medical group specializing in maritime healthcare) has recently entered into a partnership with TUI Cruises, encompassing specialist biomedical services for 11 of the cruise company's vessels.

VIKAND's responsibilities within this collaboration entail the procurement and upkeep of the fleet's biomedical equipment, in addition to offering capex projections and lifecycle management.

TUI's decision to engage VIKAND stems from the latter's capacity to offer global support through a team of seasoned biomedical technicians who possess a deep understanding of the significance and functionality of biomedical equipment, particularly in the context of remote maritime environments. This assurance affords onboard medical teams the confidence that they have a reliable support team at their disposal when critical equipment malfunctions.

VIKAND's comprehensive biomedical services encompass activities such as device installation, monitoring, repairs, recall oversight, thorough maintenance, and sourcing of OEM parts, among other functions. For TUI Cruises, entrusting crucial medical equipment to VIKAND's experts yields several advantages.

Primarily, it allows onboard healthcare providers to concentrate on patient care, knowing that their medical equipment is adequately calibrated and maintained. Furthermore, it offers peace of mind to management by ensuring that onboard health risks are minimized, regulatory compliance is met, and capex requirements are overseen by biomedical equipment specialists. In concert, this partnership contributes to a safer and more cost-efficient fleet.

VIKAND extends its global biomedical services to 220+ vessels worldwide, managing a portfolio of 9500+ medical devices. Their services span asset management, preventative maintenance, repairs, and various related activities, providing comprehensive support to maritime healthcare needs.