OSM Maritime Group held the opening ceremony of the new Nordic Medical Clinic on January 24. The clinic is the latest initiative from OSM and the inspiration has been to offer a first class, executive check-up experience for its seafarers.
The Nordic Medical Clinic’s vision is to have healthy and health-empowered seafarers who will support the well-being of their family and society, by also providing a holistic approach to health and wellness.
With the holistic approach, the Nordic Medical Clinic believes that health is maintained from the day the seafarer sets foot in the clinic until the seafarer goes on board, then back again for medical check-up. It should be a continuous cycle of health and wellness that would benefit not only the seafarer but most especially, the seafarer’s family.
The Nordic Medical Clinic wants to challenge the maritime industry and the idea is also to establish a ‘pre-employment medical’ clinic. ‘Pre-employment medical’ should not only be a ‘FIT or UNFIT’ system. There should be something in between – which is the ‘care’ for the seafarers. For this, the Nordic Medical Clinic’s commitment is to provide health and wellness training – a pro-active approach on health care.
In attached ribbon cutting photo: Mr. Per-Arne Waloen (Norwegian Maritime Authority), Ms. Brith Mejlby (NordCham Philippines), Mr. Jorge Edward Chang (Nordic Medical Clinic President), Dra. Margarita Huerte (Nordic Medical Clinic Medical Director)