Cruise line offers satellite-connected telemedicine services for pediatric patients

Starting in September, cruise line MSC Cruises will offer guests a multilingual pediatric telemedicine service, available 24/7, according to an announcement. The initiative is in partnership with the Giannina Gaslini Institute in Genoa, Italy. 

The service is to be offered fleet-wide and will allow doctors on board the ships to "consult specialist pediatricians at any time to seek a second opinion or carry out procedures such as remote diagnosis, radiology and monitoring." The ships will be connected to the institute via satellite.

Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, said that they "strongly believe in caring for the health and safety of our guests on board, with particular attention to younger travelers. We're really excited about this collaboration, which is particularly adapted to our family cruises, no matter where in the world." Announcement

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