Pink October Kicks Off in Iceland

harpa_pink_october_psMinister of Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson accepted the year’s first pink ribbon at a ceremony in Harpa concert and conference center on Monday. The annual campaign to raise awareness of cancer among women and funds for cancer treatment officially kicked off yesterday. To mark the occasion, Harpa was illuminated in pink.

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Budget Bill: Further Cutbacks at National Hospital

althingi-parliament_ipaIn the 2014 budget bill, presented at parliament yesterday, the state’s contribution to Landspítali National University Hospital will remain unchanged at ISK 38.5 billion. The hospital’s leadership reasons that compared to the hospital’s operations this year, this implies cutbacks of ISK 1.2-.1.7 billion in 2014.

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