GE supplies image diagnosis for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Thursday 11 August 2016

Jeddah - MENA Herald: GE, official sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is supplying image diagnosis equipment for the Polyclinic, which was built in Barra da Tijuca, close to the Athletes´ Village, and which will serve the Olympic and Paralympic family members (athletes, national and international Olympic and Paralympic committees).

“During the period of the Games, we will work to take care of the health and well-being of the athletes and their teams with innovating technologies, which reinforce our leadership in the image diagnosis and healthcare IT solutions segment in Brazil,” Daurio Speranzini Jr, president and CEO of GE Healthcare for Latin America, comments.

The Polyclinic is provided with last generation equipment, such as, magnetic resonance, ultra-sound and digital X-ray devices.

According to Alfredo Mello, commercial leader of GE for the Rio 2016 Games, the Polyclinic will be extremely important for around 15,000 athletes, as they would be able to have preventive and diagnosis exams, which are often not available in their countries. “Many athletes wait for this moment to make a check-up of their health. Thus, not only we will be contributing for them to improve their performance, but to have a healthier life in long terms as well,” he says.

Sponsor of the IOC since 2005, GE has already exceeded US$ 1 billion in sales of solutions for projects related to the Games in the health, energy, water, lighting and transport areas. “The similarity of values as overcoming, innovation and work in team of the IOC and the Rio 2016 Committee with GE is the base of our partnership, which motivates us to transform the host cities by means of world class infrastructure solution and sustainable legacy for the future generations,” Reinaldo Garcia, President & CEO of GE for Latin America, says.

GE Healthcare was also the supplier of image diagnosis and monitoring medical equipment for other editions of the Olympic Games. Here is a list of the most recent:
- Two Polyclinics for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games– Canada;
- Olympic Village Polyclinic of the London 2012 Olympic Games– United Kingdom;
- Olympic Village Polyclinic of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games– Russia;
- Polyclinics for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games – China

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