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Over 120 People on Hospital Waiting List in Reykjavík

One hundred and twenty-four people are on the hospital waiting list in Reykjavík, according to the Directorate of Health.

saa-vogur_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Taking into consideration the population and an increase in hospital beds, the waiting list is expected to be shortened to 78 in 2015 but lengthened to 270 in 2020 and 576 in 2025. The average waiting time is around 50 days.

The information was revealed after substitute MP for the Social Democrat Alliance Björk Vilhelmsdóttir posed the question to the minister of health, Kristján Þór Júlíusson, at parliament earlier today, ruv.is reports.

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