The 2016 Olympics have inadvertently shone a bright light on the chasm between healthcare in Rio de Janeiro for the haves who will come and go—the athletes, the entourages, the tourists—and healthcare for the poor residents who will remain.
The good news is, some of the imported technology and systems are going to stick around.
“This technology will give Brazilian healthcare some of the most advanced medical capabilities in the world,” Daurio Speranzini Jr., president of GE Healthcare for Latin America, says of the temporary Polyclinic set up for the Olympics. “In particular, we hope to help the [local Souza Aguiar trauma] hospital to diminish its waiting line both for diagnostic imaging and for surgery.”
Fortune has the story: