med con team GmbH is the world market leader for shore-based medical assistance services for cruise and river cruise companies with worldwide solutions for medical disembarkations and the support and organization of COVID 19 related disembarkations.
Through its own network of employees at ports since 2013 and through the 24/7/365 med con team GmbH alarm center, any medical disembarkation can be supervised and carried out as requested by the on-board hospital, the guest, crew team, or the port authorities.
For many years, med con team GmbH has optimized and improved the complete medical disembarkation process for cruise customers. That is why guests and crew members, despite travel interruptions, have felt safe and have given positive feedback about medical and non-medical services of the cruise operators. Through the medical specialists and senior emergency physicians working for med con team, a unique worldwide care concept for COVID 19 disembarkations has been created for corporate and cruise customers.
To enable med con team GmbH's cruise customers to offer trips despite the ongoing pandemic and increasing infection rates, COVID-19 shore-based safe port concepts are continuously being developed by med con team. Together with the on-board hygiene concept, these are submitted to the local authorities at the respective destinations. Only through these comprehensive documents are permits for the use of the port granted. Thus, an important contribution is made by the team so that the cruise with guests can be resumed.
The team from Reutlingen, Germany organizes the following services, among others, for COVID-19 disembarkations:
- Isolated transport of symptomatic patients from the port to the local hospital
- Isolated transport of asymptomatic patients from the port to the designated quarantine hotel
- Details of COVID 19 testing sites for antigen and PCR testing after on-site quarantine
- Daily telemedicine care for disembarked guests/crew
- Daily non-medical care during the quarantine period
Through the planned measures in each of the cruise customer's safe ports, it is possible for the guest, local authorities, the cruise line, and their staff to sail with confidence. To date, no further spread of COVID 19 infection to bystanders has been detected on board due to careful implementation of shore-based hygiene concepts. In our own studies, which have not yet been published, we have been able to establish that the risk of being infected with COVID 19 on board a cruise ship is currently significantly lower than at home.
Together with our customers, we are taking important stepts to continue to make cruises safe worldwide.