MPs not satisfied with govt action in implants scandal

MPs have stated that they are not satisfied with the action by the Government and a health regulator that was taken to communicate with women regarding the much talked about PIP breast implants scandal.

The urgent action taken in order to collect evidence and talk to women who were affected with the implants was pointed at by the Commons Health Committee along with a delay that spanned across 20 months when it came to a safety alert being issued to surgeons over the potentially faulty implants.

Implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese or the PIP was given to about 47,000 British women.

These implants were made using sub-standard material like non-medical grade silicone that ruptured in many cases and caused swelling in the body.

New reports have also stated the difficulty faced by medics in removing these ruptures and this points towards a need to remove these implants early. One of the clinics has also stated that women are suffering pus, which is redness and lumpy, granular tissue, and silicone in the lymph nodes in one in four to one in five cases.

The government’s response has been questioned by MPs along with criticizing the actions of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, MHRA.