Carnival Corporation: Using cruise ships as hospitals

Carnival Corporation: Using cruise ships as hospitals

March 22, 2020 - Cruise ships are stuck in ports without employment due to the corona pandemic. It doesn't have to be: Dhe Carnival Corporation offers its cruise ships to affected states as makeshift and temporary hospitals for non-Covid-19 patients

The corona pandemic is currently unearthing many useful and even more useless ideas. Celebrities and those who consider themselves prominent publish their test results for COVID-19 on social media. Fake news with questionable content is haunting the Internet. One of the extremely useful information is an offer from Carnival Corporation. The affected countries are offering their cruise ships as provisional and temporary hospitals for non-Covid-19 patients.


Carnival Horizon

Carnival Horizon


The idea behind the offer:
Given the growing pressure on medical facilities on land and the lack of intensive care beds, the use of the ships would create additional capacity for treating non-Covid-19 patients. As a result, space in the hospitals would be free for seriously affected virus patients. Selected cruise ships from the Carnival Group would quickly be available as hospitals with up to 1.000 rooms if required. These alternative hospitals made it possible to treat patients with less critical non-COVID-19 illnesses.

The temporary hospitals enabled remote monitoring of patients thanks to the high-speed networks installed on the ships. The respective ships have up to seven intensive care beds equipped with central cardiac monitoring, ventilators and other important medical equipment in their medical center.

Approach from a Carnival point of view:
The temporary hospital cruise ships would dock at a pier in the respective region and operated by the ship's crew. Medical services would be provided by the government agency or the relevant hospitals.

The question of costs:
As part of the offer, interested states only incurred the essential costs of operating the ship in the port.

 

 

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