PIP patients demand funding for implant removal
The government’s backflip allowing subsidisation of MRI scans for PIP implant patients was not enough, a member said.
A representative from the group of about 300 women commented on ABC Radio National, saying that in the two years since safety concerns stopped the implants being used, many women had already self-funded their own MRIs or had their implants removed in light of health concerns.
Several Australian and international pages on Facebook are offering chat-space to affected women.
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced on Saturday that from today patients who have, or suspect they have, a