Healthcare service provider, VIKAND has partnered with TUI Cruises to provide specialist biomedical services for 11 cruise ships.
VIKAND’s role will be to source and maintain the fleet’s biomedical equipment, as well as provide capex forecasts and lifecycle management.
“I am delighted to welcome TUI Cruises as a partner, said Peter Hult, VIKAND CEO (pictured). “Our worldwide biomedical technicians take a hands-on approach, which allows for a global rapid response 24/7. Our experienced team ensures down time for vital lifesaving equipment is reduced while improving the asset management lifecycle by preventive maintenance, resulting in reduced healthcare risk.”
Christian Lerche, TUI Cruises’ Corporate Captain Fleet Operation and Health, said, “We are very excited to initiate the co-operation with VIKAND and bring the maintenance of our biomedical equipment to an elevated level.”
VIKAND’s biomedical services include device installation, monitoring, repairs, recall monitoring, comprehensive maintenance, sourcing OEM parts, etc.
For TUI Cruises, there are many benefits to having critical medical equipment managed by VIKAND’s experts, the company said.
First, it empowers on board healthcare providers to focus on patients, safe in the knowledge that their medical equipment is properly calibrated and maintained.
Second, it also provides management with peace of mind to know that on board health risks are reduced, compliance requirements are met, and capex needs are monitored by biomedical equipment experts.
VIKAND provides global biomedical services to more than 220 vessels worldwide and manages more than 9,500 medical devices, with diverse services that include asset management, preventive maintenance, repairs, etc.