80-year-old woman gives birth in Luxembourg

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(CS/Ch.L) It sounds unlikely, but according to data provided by the “Caisse Nationale de la Santé” (CNS) three women aged 80 to 94 gave birth in Luxembourg in 2009.

Of course, an error is to blame. Roger Consbruck of the Health Ministry told wort.lu that the ministry had deliberately decided not to correct these errors or hide the data from the national health card.

The so-called “carte sanitaire” compiles data on hospital use between 2002 and 2012 with the aim of providing better and more suitable care in the future.

The “carte sanitaire” also suggests that 10 men and two children aged 0 to 4 were mistakenly registered as having given birth in 2009, as well as reporting five deliveries at hospitals with no maternity ward.

According to Consbruck these errors are due to an outdated filing system, and he hopes that a general discussion on modernising the system will soon take place.

The CNS meanwhile confirmed to wort.lu that the patients were not reimbursed for medical treatments they did not receive.