Have organ transplants gone down due to the pandemic?

Due to the Covid crisis, many other medical procedures and treatments had to be cancelled or postponed. This also applies to organ transplants, especially kidney transplants. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health, among other things, how many kidney transplants had to be cancelled during the pandemic, how many patients are waiting for a kidney in this country and what conditions have to be met to be put on the waiting list.

« Les transplantations d’organes sauvent des vies. En France, la presse s’est récemment fait l’écho de la déprogrammation des transplantations d’organes en raison de la surcharge des services de réanimations due à la crise du Covid-19. En effet, les greffes d’organes ont baissé en France de 25% par rapport à l’année précédente. Avec une baisse 29%, cette chute du nombre d’opérations a particulièrement touché les patients en attente d’un rein.

À ce sujet, j’aimerai poser les questions suivantes à Madame la Ministre de la Santé :

  • D’une manière générale, Madame la Ministre, dispose-t-elle des chiffres de patients en attente d’un greffon au Luxembourg?
  • Combien de transplantations rénales ont été déprogrammées en raison de la pandémie du Covid-19?
  • Combien de personnes sont inscrites sur la liste d’attente pour une greffe de rein?
  • Quelles sont les conditions à remplir pour pouvoir recevoir une greffe de reins? Est-il vrai qu’un patient n’a pas droit à une transplantation rénale tant qu’un de ses reins est encore fonctionnel à 80 % ? Dans l’affirmative, quelle en est la raison?
  • Combien de greffes de rein sont réalisées chaque année au Luxembourg? Combien de greffons proviennent d’une personne vivante ? »

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Strengthening the rights of pregnant self-employed workers

Pregnant employees can apply for dispensation from work before their maternity leave, for example if they are unable to work for health reasons. The self-employed do not have this option, which can have a negative impact on the recalculation of their maternity benefits.
DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Mandy Minella have asked the relevant ministers whether paid dispensation from work or an equivalent mechanism will be introduced for pregnant self-employed workers.


Is a pharmacy coming to Bettendorf?

In 2023, the then Minister of Health rejected the installation of a pharmacy in Bettendorf. As the population in the region around Bettendorf continues to grow, DP MP André Bauler has asked the new Minister of Health whether she would reconsider her predecessor’s decision. Has the Minister of Health possibly already been contacted by the municipality of Bettendorf and could other municipalities get a new pharmacy?


Introduction of skin cancer screening?

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DP MPs André Bauler and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the Minister for Health how skin cancer figures have developed here in the country since 2013, whether such screening would also be useful in Luxembourg and why only figures for melanoma (black skin cancer) are collected.