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What about the validity of the Covid-19 vaccination?
Some countries restrict the validity of the Covid-19 vaccination for entry into their country. For people who were vaccinated at the beginning of the year, the validity of the vaccination will therefore expire soon. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked the responsible ministers whether Luxembourg also plans to introduce such a validity limit and what can be done at EU level.
read more...
Interview with the Minister for Family Affairs Corinne Cahen
For the most part, the residents are doing well. However, I get told every day by older people that they never want to be imprisoned again. I can understand that very well. We will therefore do everything in our power to ensure that everyone can live their lives independently, including in retirement and care homes.
read more...
More renaturalisation and an improved warning system
The floods of the summer have hit our country unexpectedly. In comparison to neighboring countries, Luxembourg had the chance that no one was injured. However, dramatic scenes unfolded here as well, and the water caused enormous damage. All of this in addition to a corona crisis which, on its own, is already affecting many people and companies.
read more...
The way out of the crisis
Vaccines are the best weapon against the Corona-virus. They are the most effective solution to avoid a harsh fall and winter.
read more...
Is Luxembourg prepared for the spread of dengue fever?
Dengue is spreading more and more in our so-called temperate regions. In this regard, the Democratic Party deputies André Bauler and Gilles Baum put some questions to the Minister of Health, asking, among other things, about the preparation of our hospitals, the monitoring of the spread of the virus in our country and the perspectives established by the WHO.
read more...
More pharmacies in Luxembourg in the future?
Population growth is increasing demands in a number of different areas. The supply of medicines and related products is one of these. Against this background, our MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health, among other questions, if an increase in the pharmacy quota is planned for this decade.
read more...
CNS affiliation after a vacation job
Students who are still living with their parents have to re-affiliate with a parent at the CNS after a vacation job. Deputy Gilles Baum has heard that many people are not aware of this. In order to avoid nasty surprises in the event of illness, the leader of the DP group asks if, in the context of co-insurance, an automation could not be introduced to reassure children about their parents without further...
read more...
How soon can flood-affected businesses expect to receive assistance?
Many businesses, hotels, restaurants, cafes and campsites, which have already suffered greatly from the containment, have now suffered enormous damage from the flooding. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked Minister for the Middle Class Lex Delles if these companies can receive advances and when they can expect to receive the requested assistance.
read more...
What is the situation in Luxembourg with regard to the exposure to heavy metals of the population?
According to a study by the French public health, children who eat a lot of organic vegetables have been found to have a higher concentration of copper in their bodies. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what the situation was in Luxembourg.
read more...
The fight agains Covid is on the right way - continue the liberal and social path
The “Luxembourgish way” – the mixture between vaccination and sanitary measures – is the right way in the fight against the pandemic. This was our parliamentary group’s leaders’ message at the concluding press conference of the DP parliamentary group.
read more...
Improving everyday life for the public: before, during and after the crisis
This week in his Open Stage contribution on the radio, our parliamentary group leader Gilles Baum speaks about the political priorities of the country, besides the ones linked to the Covid crisis.
read more...
Risk of a 4th wave of Covid-19 infections
The delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading more and more in Europe. This raises concerns that a fourth wave of infections could hit us in the autumn. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health how she assesses the risk of a 4th wave here in the country and whether preparations are already being made for this eventuality.
read more...
Mandatory defibrillators in public buildings?
Defibrillators and first aid kits can save lives, as the recent case of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen has shown once again. DP MPs Carole Hartmann, Claude Lamberty, and Max Hahn wanted to know from the respective Ministries what is the plan to install more defibrillators in public areas.
read more...
Use of serological tests in Luxembourg
Serological tests can be used to determine whether a person has been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus in the past and whether he or she has formed antibodies against this infection. However, a negative serological test a few months after a positive PCR test raises the question of whether the PCR test was false positive. On this issue, DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health,...
read more...
Discrimination against homosexuals when donating blood
Currently, homosexual men are not allowed to have sexual relations for 12 months if they want to give blood in Luxembourg. In other countries, such as the UK, the principle of individual risk is applied to sexual behaviour, so homosexuals are not discriminated against. Democratic Party MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the minister responsible whether discrimination against homosexuals...
read more...
Combination of different vaccines against Covid-19
A recent study by the University of Saarland indicates that a combination of vaccines from AstraZeneca and Biontech/Pfizer leads to a higher immunisation. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether such a combination, once the results are confirmed, will also be considered in Luxembourg?
read more...
More heatwaves because of climate change: what is the impact in Luxembourg?
Due to climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent. This also increases the risk of dehydration and heat deaths, especially among the elderly and sick. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health a series of questions on this issue, including how many heat deaths and dehydrations there have been in this country in recent years.
read more...
Environment and health go hand in hand
Our environment has a direct impact on our health in many ways. The Covid pandemic has clearly shown this. Therefore, the DP wants to strengthen the role of environmental medicine and the health policy.
read more...
Making our healthcare sector fit for the future
A high-quality healthcare sector distinguishes itself above all through competent staff - the cornerstone of any healthcare sector. It just wouldn’t work without the doctors, nurses, midwives and all the other important health professionals.
read more...
A right to be forgotten for certain diseases?
The right to be forgotten in the context of outstanding balance insurance has been in place since January 2020. A monitoring and re-evaluation committee was set up to ensure that the provisions of the agreement are properly applied and that the parties' commitments are respected. It is in this context that our Member of Parliament Gusty Graas has put a series of questions to the Minister of Health.
read more...
Shortage of nurses in hospitals?
The shortage of staff in hospitals has been an important topic in health policy in recent months. However, it seems that every now and then young nurses cannot find a place in a Luxembourg hospital. The DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health, among other things, how many nurses work in hospitals in this country, whether there is a reserve list and how the difficulties...
read more...
Vaccination against the coronavirus also for animals?
A vaccine has been developed in Russia to vaccinate animals against the coronavirus. Gusty Graas, member of Parliament for the DP, asks the Minister of Agriculture what he thinks about the vaccination of animals and if he would recommend it to Luxembourg.
read more...
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...
read more...
For the country and its people, during and after the Corona Crisis
In the Tribune Libre on radio this week, our Secretary General Claude Lamberty spoke about the light at the end of the Corona Tunnel and the political future of the country after the crisis.
read more...
Adaptation of the quarantine regulations in Switzerland
Switzerland has announced an adaptation of the quarantine regulations. In case of contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, fully vaccinated persons will be exempted from quarantine for a period of six months, starting 14 days after the administration of the second dose of vaccine.
read more...
Postpartum depression
The birth of a child is one of the most beautiful moments in the life of every parent. In some cases, however, it happens that the mother or father develops a "postnatal depression". Constant fatigue, deep sadness and increased irritability are common symptoms. In this context, our deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health about the existing treatment options in Luxembourg.
read more...
What is the situation of sexually transmitted diseases in Luxembourg?
Sexually transmitted diseases are still a real threat to our health. Antibiotic resistance is also contributing to certain diseases becoming more dangerous again. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty asked the ministers responsible how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases there are in Luxembourg and what measures are being taken to curb their spread.
read more...
Operations on intersex children – will they also be banned in Luxembourg?
Operations on intersex children are not uncommon. Intersexuality is often seen as a medical problem that needs to be addressed. Regardless of whether these children are healthy, they are being refused a choice that they should have been able to make a later date. In Germany, a law is currently being discussed prohibiting this practice and aiming to strengthen intersex children in their self-determination....
read more...
A special leave in case of a miscarriage?
A miscarriage is a horrible moment for any parent. An end to a new life, before it even began. In New Zealand, a law has been passed to allow parents to take extra leave in this case. They should be given time to mourn their loss. Deputies Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn asked if such an extra leave is also planned in Luxembourg.
read more...
Use of rapid tests in hospitals
Although hospitals follow strict hygiene measures, patients can still get infected with Covid-19 in a hospital. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler asked the Minister of Health for statistics and how often rapid tests are used in hospitals to protect patients.
read more...
Midwives without an invitation for the Covid-19 vaccination
It has come to our attention that some liberal midwives have not yet received an invitation to the Covid-19 vaccination. DP MP Carole Hartmann has asked the Minister of Health whether this problem is known and whether other health professionals are affected.
read more...
Giving the youth perspectives during the pandemic
Especially now, during the pandemic, young people need perspectives to deal with the psychological strain. In an extended question, DP MP Claude Lamberty wanted to know from the Minister of Education what the effects of the crisis are on the mental health of young people, and what is being done about youth violence prevention.
read more...
Making mental health a political priority
The pandemic is affecting many people mentally. It's about time to talk more about mental health.
read more...
More political commitment for health professionals
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our health and our health care system have once again moved to the forefront of interest: healthcare professionals in particular. For this reason, the subject was discussed in Parliament in an interpellation.
read more...
Report about the public funding of hospital Investments
The COVID crisis has shown how important a well-functioning health system — including hospitals – is.
read more...
Vaccination center in Ettelbruck
The DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann were informed that there were no more free appointments at the vaccination center in Ettelbruck for some elderly people from the northern tip of the country who were invited to the Covid-19 vaccination. They were told by phone that they had to make an appointment in Mondorf. The MPs asked the Minister of Health whether these were individual cases and what...
read more...
Additional noise abatement measures along motorways?
The action plan against noise on major highways does not a priori provide for strengthening protection against noise along the A1. However, it has come to the DP MP Carole Hartmann's attention that many people living near the motorway would like additional measures. Therefore, Carole Hartmann asked the responsible minister if other measures were possible.
read more...
When can family doctors start vaccinating against Covid-19?
In addition to the vaccination centers, it should also be possible in future to vaccinate against Covid-19 in family doctors' practices. The Democratic Party MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health, among other things, when this will be possible and whether everyone will be able to be vaccinated by their general practitioner.
read more...
Gesondheet a Rettungswiesen
Gesondheet: e séieren Accès zu enger qualitativ héichwäerteger Medezin An der Gesondheetspolitik leet d'DP de Fokus op e séieren Accès vun de Patienten zu enger qualitativ héichwäerteger Medezin. Gläichzäiteg huet fir d'DP déi laangfristeg Ofsécherung vum Gesondheets- a Rentesystem déi héchste Prioritéit. An der aktueller Legislatur huet d'DP sech fir däitlech Verbesserungen am Gesondheetssystem agesat....
read more...
Coffe break episode 8
Theories about the Covid-19 vaccination, the EU approval procedure and the Luxembourg vaccination strategy.
read more...
Vaccinations in Ettelbruck, the northern tip and the north-west of the country?
For health professionals living in the north, it is a big waste of time to go all the way to Limpertsberg for their 2nd vaccination against Covid-19. André Bauler, a member of the DP, asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether these people could not be vaccinated for the second time at the new vaccination centre in Ettelbruck.
read more...
Nosocomial infections in Luxembourg
Even in hospitals, patients can develop an infection. DP members Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health, among other things, about the current figures and how many specialised staff are working in this field in Luxembourg.
read more...
Vaccination of certain professional categories as a priority?
At the beginning of February, the Minister of Health unveiled the details of the second phase of the vaccination campaign in Luxembourg. In their parliamentary question, the deputies Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked whether it would not be appropriate to also give people from other socio-professional categories the benefit of a vaccination priority.
read more...
The resiliency of transportation routes for vaccines and medical equipment
In a document published by a global logistics firm, the point was raised that it could become difficult to deliver vaccines and medical equipment to remote areas during the pandemic in countries that are not as technologically advanced. MP Gusty Graas has raised his concerns with the Ministry for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and asked if such problems have come to be known so far...
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Evaluation of the CGDIS' First Responder
The First Responder plays a key role in supporting people in a life-threatening emergency and ensuring the transmission of important information to the fire station until the emergency services arrive at the scene of the accident. In his parliamentary question, Max Hahn asked how the First Responder has developed within the CGDIS over the past two years.
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Reimbursement for lipedema surgery from the earliest stage
In Luxembourg, surgical procedures for lipedema are reimbursed from the 3rd stage onwards by the national health insurance fund. Democratic Party deputy Carole Hartmann asked the minister in charge why surgical procedures are not reimbursed from the first stage.
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What is the average participation rate in the "Large Scale Testing" screening programme?
As the second phase of the large-scale screening programme expires on March 24, 2021, the government has just announced that a third phase will be launched by March 15, 2021 and will end on July 15, 2021. In this context, MNA Carole Hartmann would like to know from the Minister of Health, what is the average response rate to invitations sent out as part of the "Large Scale Testing" screening programme?
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Transgenic pigs from the United States for human consumption?
In the United States, the Food Safety Authority (FDA) has recently approved genetically modified pigs for human consumption. DP members Gusty Graas and André Bauler ask the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture what they think about the use of these pigs in Europe for pharmaceutical or food production.
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Pneumococcal vaccine
In an agreement from 2018, between the State of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the national health insurance fund, it was agreed that the pneumococcal vaccine will not be fully reimbursed to people over 85 years of age. Democratic Party deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Minister for Social Security for the reasons for this age limit.
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Do I have to deregister if I refuse an invitation for vaccination against Covid-19?
The Ministry of Health sends out invitations for the Covid-19 vaccination. But do I have to deregister if I refuse the vaccination? Democratic Party MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health.
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Two new health centres in the north and east of the country
The south and the centre of the country will receive two new health centres. The Ministry of Health is also investigating where new health centres could be built in the north and east of the country. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health which cantons are being considered as locations.
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Coffe break episode 7
How is the mental health of the people in Luxembourg, especially in the context of the current pandemic?
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Is it possible that CBD products will be prohibited in the EU
The European Commission announced this November that cannabidiol (CBD) could be classified as a narcotic. As a consequence, products containing natural CBD would be banned within the EU. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas have asked the Minister of Health some questions about this topic.
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A new rapid PCR test for Luxemourg?
A medical technology start-up has developed a new rapid PCR test. This test can be used in hospitals and doctors' surgeries. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health if this test will also be available in Luxembourg.
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What are the challenges with the Covid 19 vaccine?
The possibility of an effective vaccine against Covid-19 is growing. Still, questions remain, including about the storage and transport of the vaccine. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health some questions in this regard.
read more...
What is the status of compliance with the mask requirement in public transport?
Since April, masks have been compulsory in public transport. The DP MP Max Hahn wanted to know from the responsible minister whether compliance with this rule is controlled and what is the result of these controls.
read more...
What about the validity of the Covid-19 vaccination?
Some countries restrict the validity of the Covid-19 vaccination for entry into their country. For people who were vaccinated at the beginning of the year, the validity of the vaccination will therefore expire soon. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked the responsible ministers whether Luxembourg also plans to introduce such a validity limit and what can be done at EU level.
read more...
Interview with the Minister for Family Affairs Corinne Cahen
For the most part, the residents are doing well. However, I get told every day by older people that they never want to be imprisoned again. I can understand that very well. We will therefore do everything in our power to ensure that everyone can live their lives independently, including in retirement and care homes.
read more...
More renaturalisation and an improved warning system
The floods of the summer have hit our country unexpectedly. In comparison to neighboring countries, Luxembourg had the chance that no one was injured. However, dramatic scenes unfolded here as well, and the water caused enormous damage. All of this in addition to a corona crisis which, on its own, is already affecting many people and companies.
read more...
The way out of the crisis
Vaccines are the best weapon against the Corona-virus. They are the most effective solution to avoid a harsh fall and winter.
read more...
Is Luxembourg prepared for the spread of dengue fever?
Dengue is spreading more and more in our so-called temperate regions. In this regard, the Democratic Party deputies André Bauler and Gilles Baum put some questions to the Minister of Health, asking, among other things, about the preparation of our hospitals, the monitoring of the spread of the virus in our country and the perspectives established by the WHO.
read more...
More pharmacies in Luxembourg in the future?
Population growth is increasing demands in a number of different areas. The supply of medicines and related products is one of these. Against this background, our MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health, among other questions, if an increase in the pharmacy quota is planned for this decade.
read more...
CNS affiliation after a vacation job
Students who are still living with their parents have to re-affiliate with a parent at the CNS after a vacation job. Deputy Gilles Baum has heard that many people are not aware of this. In order to avoid nasty surprises in the event of illness, the leader of the DP group asks if, in the context of co-insurance, an automation could not be introduced to reassure children about their parents without further...
read more...
How soon can flood-affected businesses expect to receive assistance?
Many businesses, hotels, restaurants, cafes and campsites, which have already suffered greatly from the containment, have now suffered enormous damage from the flooding. DP MP Carole Hartmann asked Minister for the Middle Class Lex Delles if these companies can receive advances and when they can expect to receive the requested assistance.
read more...
What is the situation in Luxembourg with regard to the exposure to heavy metals of the population?
According to a study by the French public health, children who eat a lot of organic vegetables have been found to have a higher concentration of copper in their bodies. DP MP Gusty Graas asked what the situation was in Luxembourg.
read more...
The fight agains Covid is on the right way - continue the liberal and social path
The “Luxembourgish way” – the mixture between vaccination and sanitary measures – is the right way in the fight against the pandemic. This was our parliamentary group’s leaders’ message at the concluding press conference of the DP parliamentary group.
read more...
Improving everyday life for the public: before, during and after the crisis
This week in his Open Stage contribution on the radio, our parliamentary group leader Gilles Baum speaks about the political priorities of the country, besides the ones linked to the Covid crisis.
read more...
Risk of a 4th wave of Covid-19 infections
The delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading more and more in Europe. This raises concerns that a fourth wave of infections could hit us in the autumn. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health how she assesses the risk of a 4th wave here in the country and whether preparations are already being made for this eventuality.
read more...
Mandatory defibrillators in public buildings?
Defibrillators and first aid kits can save lives, as the recent case of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen has shown once again. DP MPs Carole Hartmann, Claude Lamberty, and Max Hahn wanted to know from the respective Ministries what is the plan to install more defibrillators in public areas.
read more...
Use of serological tests in Luxembourg
Serological tests can be used to determine whether a person has been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus in the past and whether he or she has formed antibodies against this infection. However, a negative serological test a few months after a positive PCR test raises the question of whether the PCR test was false positive. On this issue, DP MP Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health,...
read more...
Discrimination against homosexuals when donating blood
Currently, homosexual men are not allowed to have sexual relations for 12 months if they want to give blood in Luxembourg. In other countries, such as the UK, the principle of individual risk is applied to sexual behaviour, so homosexuals are not discriminated against. Democratic Party MPs Carole Hartmann and Gilles Baum wanted to know from the minister responsible whether discrimination against homosexuals...
read more...
Combination of different vaccines against Covid-19
A recent study by the University of Saarland indicates that a combination of vaccines from AstraZeneca and Biontech/Pfizer leads to a higher immunisation. The DP MPs Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann have asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether such a combination, once the results are confirmed, will also be considered in Luxembourg?
read more...
More heatwaves because of climate change: what is the impact in Luxembourg?
Due to climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent. This also increases the risk of dehydration and heat deaths, especially among the elderly and sick. DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health a series of questions on this issue, including how many heat deaths and dehydrations there have been in this country in recent years.
read more...
Environment and health go hand in hand
Our environment has a direct impact on our health in many ways. The Covid pandemic has clearly shown this. Therefore, the DP wants to strengthen the role of environmental medicine and the health policy.
read more...
Making our healthcare sector fit for the future
A high-quality healthcare sector distinguishes itself above all through competent staff - the cornerstone of any healthcare sector. It just wouldn’t work without the doctors, nurses, midwives and all the other important health professionals.
read more...
A right to be forgotten for certain diseases?
The right to be forgotten in the context of outstanding balance insurance has been in place since January 2020. A monitoring and re-evaluation committee was set up to ensure that the provisions of the agreement are properly applied and that the parties' commitments are respected. It is in this context that our Member of Parliament Gusty Graas has put a series of questions to the Minister of Health.
read more...
Shortage of nurses in hospitals?
The shortage of staff in hospitals has been an important topic in health policy in recent months. However, it seems that every now and then young nurses cannot find a place in a Luxembourg hospital. The DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas wanted to know from the Minister of Health, among other things, how many nurses work in hospitals in this country, whether there is a reserve list and how the difficulties...
read more...
Vaccination against the coronavirus also for animals?
A vaccine has been developed in Russia to vaccinate animals against the coronavirus. Gusty Graas, member of Parliament for the DP, asks the Minister of Agriculture what he thinks about the vaccination of animals and if he would recommend it to Luxembourg.
read more...
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...
read more...
For the country and its people, during and after the Corona Crisis
In the Tribune Libre on radio this week, our Secretary General Claude Lamberty spoke about the light at the end of the Corona Tunnel and the political future of the country after the crisis.
read more...
Adaptation of the quarantine regulations in Switzerland
Switzerland has announced an adaptation of the quarantine regulations. In case of contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, fully vaccinated persons will be exempted from quarantine for a period of six months, starting 14 days after the administration of the second dose of vaccine.
read more...
Postpartum depression
The birth of a child is one of the most beautiful moments in the life of every parent. In some cases, however, it happens that the mother or father develops a "postnatal depression". Constant fatigue, deep sadness and increased irritability are common symptoms. In this context, our deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health about the existing treatment options in Luxembourg.
read more...
What is the situation of sexually transmitted diseases in Luxembourg?
Sexually transmitted diseases are still a real threat to our health. Antibiotic resistance is also contributing to certain diseases becoming more dangerous again. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Claude Lamberty asked the ministers responsible how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases there are in Luxembourg and what measures are being taken to curb their spread.
read more...
Operations on intersex children – will they also be banned in Luxembourg?
Operations on intersex children are not uncommon. Intersexuality is often seen as a medical problem that needs to be addressed. Regardless of whether these children are healthy, they are being refused a choice that they should have been able to make a later date. In Germany, a law is currently being discussed prohibiting this practice and aiming to strengthen intersex children in their self-determination....
read more...
A special leave in case of a miscarriage?
A miscarriage is a horrible moment for any parent. An end to a new life, before it even began. In New Zealand, a law has been passed to allow parents to take extra leave in this case. They should be given time to mourn their loss. Deputies Carole Hartmann and Max Hahn asked if such an extra leave is also planned in Luxembourg.
read more...
Use of rapid tests in hospitals
Although hospitals follow strict hygiene measures, patients can still get infected with Covid-19 in a hospital. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler asked the Minister of Health for statistics and how often rapid tests are used in hospitals to protect patients.
read more...
Midwives without an invitation for the Covid-19 vaccination
It has come to our attention that some liberal midwives have not yet received an invitation to the Covid-19 vaccination. DP MP Carole Hartmann has asked the Minister of Health whether this problem is known and whether other health professionals are affected.
read more...
Giving the youth perspectives during the pandemic
Especially now, during the pandemic, young people need perspectives to deal with the psychological strain. In an extended question, DP MP Claude Lamberty wanted to know from the Minister of Education what the effects of the crisis are on the mental health of young people, and what is being done about youth violence prevention.
read more...
Making mental health a political priority
The pandemic is affecting many people mentally. It's about time to talk more about mental health.
read more...
More political commitment for health professionals
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our health and our health care system have once again moved to the forefront of interest: healthcare professionals in particular. For this reason, the subject was discussed in Parliament in an interpellation.
read more...
Report about the public funding of hospital Investments
The COVID crisis has shown how important a well-functioning health system — including hospitals – is.
read more...
Vaccination center in Ettelbruck
The DP MPs André Bauler and Carole Hartmann were informed that there were no more free appointments at the vaccination center in Ettelbruck for some elderly people from the northern tip of the country who were invited to the Covid-19 vaccination. They were told by phone that they had to make an appointment in Mondorf. The MPs asked the Minister of Health whether these were individual cases and what...
read more...
Additional noise abatement measures along motorways?
The action plan against noise on major highways does not a priori provide for strengthening protection against noise along the A1. However, it has come to the DP MP Carole Hartmann's attention that many people living near the motorway would like additional measures. Therefore, Carole Hartmann asked the responsible minister if other measures were possible.
read more...
When can family doctors start vaccinating against Covid-19?
In addition to the vaccination centers, it should also be possible in future to vaccinate against Covid-19 in family doctors' practices. The Democratic Party MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health, among other things, when this will be possible and whether everyone will be able to be vaccinated by their general practitioner.
read more...
Gesondheet a Rettungswiesen
Gesondheet: e séieren Accès zu enger qualitativ héichwäerteger Medezin An der Gesondheetspolitik leet d'DP de Fokus op e séieren Accès vun de Patienten zu enger qualitativ héichwäerteger Medezin. Gläichzäiteg huet fir d'DP déi laangfristeg Ofsécherung vum Gesondheets- a Rentesystem déi héchste Prioritéit. An der aktueller Legislatur huet d'DP sech fir däitlech Verbesserungen am Gesondheetssystem agesat....
read more...
Coffe break episode 8
Theories about the Covid-19 vaccination, the EU approval procedure and the Luxembourg vaccination strategy.
read more...
Vaccinations in Ettelbruck, the northern tip and the north-west of the country?
For health professionals living in the north, it is a big waste of time to go all the way to Limpertsberg for their 2nd vaccination against Covid-19. André Bauler, a member of the DP, asked the Minister of Health, among other things, whether these people could not be vaccinated for the second time at the new vaccination centre in Ettelbruck.
read more...
Nosocomial infections in Luxembourg
Even in hospitals, patients can develop an infection. DP members Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health, among other things, about the current figures and how many specialised staff are working in this field in Luxembourg.
read more...
Vaccination of certain professional categories as a priority?
At the beginning of February, the Minister of Health unveiled the details of the second phase of the vaccination campaign in Luxembourg. In their parliamentary question, the deputies Claude Lamberty and Carole Hartmann asked whether it would not be appropriate to also give people from other socio-professional categories the benefit of a vaccination priority.
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The resiliency of transportation routes for vaccines and medical equipment
In a document published by a global logistics firm, the point was raised that it could become difficult to deliver vaccines and medical equipment to remote areas during the pandemic in countries that are not as technologically advanced. MP Gusty Graas has raised his concerns with the Ministry for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and asked if such problems have come to be known so far...
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Evaluation of the CGDIS' First Responder
The First Responder plays a key role in supporting people in a life-threatening emergency and ensuring the transmission of important information to the fire station until the emergency services arrive at the scene of the accident. In his parliamentary question, Max Hahn asked how the First Responder has developed within the CGDIS over the past two years.
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Reimbursement for lipedema surgery from the earliest stage
In Luxembourg, surgical procedures for lipedema are reimbursed from the 3rd stage onwards by the national health insurance fund. Democratic Party deputy Carole Hartmann asked the minister in charge why surgical procedures are not reimbursed from the first stage.
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What is the average participation rate in the "Large Scale Testing" screening programme?
As the second phase of the large-scale screening programme expires on March 24, 2021, the government has just announced that a third phase will be launched by March 15, 2021 and will end on July 15, 2021. In this context, MNA Carole Hartmann would like to know from the Minister of Health, what is the average response rate to invitations sent out as part of the "Large Scale Testing" screening programme?
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Transgenic pigs from the United States for human consumption?
In the United States, the Food Safety Authority (FDA) has recently approved genetically modified pigs for human consumption. DP members Gusty Graas and André Bauler ask the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture what they think about the use of these pigs in Europe for pharmaceutical or food production.
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Pneumococcal vaccine
In an agreement from 2018, between the State of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the national health insurance fund, it was agreed that the pneumococcal vaccine will not be fully reimbursed to people over 85 years of age. Democratic Party deputy Carole Hartmann asked the Minister for Social Security for the reasons for this age limit.
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Do I have to deregister if I refuse an invitation for vaccination against Covid-19?
The Ministry of Health sends out invitations for the Covid-19 vaccination. But do I have to deregister if I refuse the vaccination? Democratic Party MPs Gilles Baum and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health.
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Two new health centres in the north and east of the country
The south and the centre of the country will receive two new health centres. The Ministry of Health is also investigating where new health centres could be built in the north and east of the country. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and André Bauler have asked the Minister of Health which cantons are being considered as locations.
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Coffe break episode 7
How is the mental health of the people in Luxembourg, especially in the context of the current pandemic?
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Is it possible that CBD products will be prohibited in the EU
The European Commission announced this November that cannabidiol (CBD) could be classified as a narcotic. As a consequence, products containing natural CBD would be banned within the EU. The DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas have asked the Minister of Health some questions about this topic.
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A new rapid PCR test for Luxemourg?
A medical technology start-up has developed a new rapid PCR test. This test can be used in hospitals and doctors' surgeries. DP MPs Carole Hartmann and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health if this test will also be available in Luxembourg.
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What are the challenges with the Covid 19 vaccine?
The possibility of an effective vaccine against Covid-19 is growing. Still, questions remain, including about the storage and transport of the vaccine. DP MPs Gusty Graas and Carole Hartmann asked the Minister of Health some questions in this regard.
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What is the status of compliance with the mask requirement in public transport?
Since April, masks have been compulsory in public transport. The DP MP Max Hahn wanted to know from the responsible minister whether compliance with this rule is controlled and what is the result of these controls.
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