An employee of a multinational engineering company sustained a serious eye injury whilst working on a tug boat just off the coast of Iraq. His eye, which had been lacerated by a metal spike, needed urgent medical attention.
A man on board a ship in the Indian Ocean had been suffering from a heavy cold that developed into a severe chest infection and breathing difficulties. He had been assessed by the onboard medic, who called CEGA for a second opinion.
An individual onboard a ship had been experiencing extreme genital discomfort after an accidental fall and his employer contacted CEGA to ask for assistance.
The Astrum Assistance Alliance is a non-profit making Swiss legal entity, founded and funded by assistance companies in a range of European countries. The on-going running costs are shared by the members, with the main purpose of the organisation to reduce its clients' claims costs by combining collective purchasing power.
CEGA has a network of relationships across the US healthcare sector and works with Olympus, which facilitates access to healthcare for international providers. This includes managing transactions for the payer, provider and patient.
A foreign businessman with a history of cardiac disease had been admitted to a local clinic in Beijing with a suspected heart attack. The clinic did not have the facilities to treat the patient and CEGA was called with a request to arrange an urgent air ambulance transfer to a more suitable hospital in Hong Kong.