Recent statement from the Health Minister regarding the PIP replacement has given new hopes to not only those women who have got their implants from the NHS but also all those women, who got their breasts implanted from a private provider.
Yes, the good news is for all the women in Wales, whose PIP breast implants have unfortunately got defective and need replacements immediately.
Health Minister Ms. Lesley Griffiths has announced the NHS services for all the women in the region while answering at the Labor conference where she was asked about her announcement, which went somewhat not favoring with the approval of UK Health Secretary Mr. Andrew Lansley, who approved the NHS services for only those, who received NHS implants.
Ms. Griffiths immediately replied during the conference that the NHS has been built to serve every person, who becomes ill. “I thought that if they were not replaced then that could lead to psychological damage apart from other things, like the build-up of fluids. So I thought rather than go through two procedures it would be better to remove and replace", she added.
Statements from the health minister also gave light upon the approx number of the PIP implants that till date have been given to the women in the region be it by NHS in Wales or Welsh private providers, which were calculated to roughly hundreds.
Ms. Griffiths also confirmed in her statement that her decision has dismayed Mr. Lansley and his decision somehow.
Since last few months, PIP breast implants and its services are being talked about among the people as well medical professionals. Professionals are really concerned to calculate in advance how much correctly can these devices be used by any user, can this cause any injury to the user, how risky are the components, materials and colors that are approved for these medical purposes etc?