While all cruise ships have general healthcare available to passengers who get sick while at sea, many travelers cruise as a family, meaning that parents worry that their children may not have adequate access to the pediatric care they require in emergency situations.
For this reason Italian Cruise line MSC has partnered with Giannina Gaslini Institute in Genoa, Italy to offer 24/7, remote, and multilingual pediatric telemedicine.
The services will be offered fleet-wide beginning September 1st allowing the on-board cruise physician to consult with pediatric specialists. The pediatric services offered will include diagnosis, radiology, and monitoring of new and preexisting conditions.
While MSC already offers general telemedicine consultations to their passengers, the introduction of pediatric telemedicine is being added to put parents’ minds at ease.
To read the full article on the addition of pediatric telemedicine by MSC, check out the full spread from USA Today.