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Stomach Virus Affects 62 Scouts

One hundred and seventy-six scouts that were staying at the Úlfljótsvatn Scout Center by Úlfljótsvatn in South Iceland are now in a relief center set up at the nearby Hveragerði Primary School due to a stomach virus.

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Report Reveals Abuse of Disabled at Institution

A report published yesterday sheds light on the harsh and inhumane treatment of children who stayed at Kópavogshæli, an institution for the disabled, which was operated in Kópavogur, Southwest Iceland, from 1952 to 1993.

Landspítali National University Hospital

Hospital Facing ‘Disaster’

Landspítali Hospital Director Páll Matthíasson is convinced it would be disastrous for the hospital if the Icelandic government budget bill is passed.

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Parents Sue Hospital over Death of Infant

Lára V. Júlíusdóttir, the lawyer representing Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir, the parents of Nói Hrafn Karlsson, filed a lawsuit to the police yesterday over the baby boy’s death at Landspítali National University Hospital in January 2015.

Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir on Kastljós.

Mistake at Hospital Caused Newborn’s Death

Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir discussed the death of their newborn son Nói Hrafn on January 8, 2015 on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós yesterday. His death was caused by a series of mistakes at Landspítali National University Hospital.

New Cap on Health Costs Proposed

The Minister for Health has proposed a new bill which will cap any individual’s annual health bill to below ISK 100,000 (EUR 710/USD 809). No extra public money will be available to finance the move, however.

Kári Stefánsson

More than 41,000 Sign Health Care Petition

More than 41,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, allocate 11 percent of the country’s annual GDP toward healthcare instead of the current 8.7 percent.

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