Minister of Health Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson was harshly criticized at the Althingi parliament yesterday for not paying the National Hospital’s overdue debts and thus throwing tens of ISK millions (ISK 10 million = USD 165,000, EUR 115,000) out the window in penal interests.
Chairman of the Progressive Party Valgerdur Sverrisdóttir raised the subject, claiming the overdue debts of the National Hospital currently add up to ISK 1.1 billion (USD 18 million, EUR 13 million), ruv.is reports.
Sverrisdóttir added that the health care service in the capital region is also heavily in debt and that no one seemed to be making an effort to make down payments on that front either.
Sverrisdóttir continued by criticizing the government and the Minister of Health for poor performance. Thórdarson said that he thought her criticism was undeserved but said he would look into the matter.