It has been reported that as many as 180 referrals from women have been received by the Welsh Government. The women who have became the victim of faulty breast implants have been seeking aid of the government.
The women are said to be the residents of Wales. However, there isn’t any record of welsh women going through the PIP breast implant in the region. Last month, the Welsh Government said that it would be providing free of cost surgery to those who have been affected with the faulty breast implants.
It has been informed that the referrals have been made by as many as seven local health authorities or group of the Wales. In order to avail the aid of the Welsh Government, a woman has to prove that she had gone through the faulty breast implant and must be a resident of Wales.
The controversy over the faulty implants has been in the news for the past many years. Last year, following the increased complaints of rupture of implants a ban over the use of faulty implants produced by the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) firm was called for by the government.
The health authorities concerned asked the private clinics to help the victims of faulty breast implants by providing replacement of the implants or removing the faulty breast implants. However, some of the private firms showed reluctance in providing free of cost treatment.
It is estimated that about 2,000 welsh women have gone through the faulty breast implant surgery at some private clinics. It has been reported that the government is planning to take a stricter action against the growing menace of faulty breast implants.
The experts have showed concern over the notion that faulty breast implants can trigger breast cancer. However, it is yet to be scientifically proven as to how the faulty breast implants can trigger cancer.