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Additional ISK 30 Million Requested for PIP Implant Removal

The majority of the Icelandic parliament’s budget committee has recommended an additional ISK 30 million (USD 234,000, EUR 183,860) for Landspítali national university hospital to meet the costs of removing PIP breast implants, which have proven to be prone to rupturing and contain industrial silicone instead of the medical variant.

nationalhospital-hallgrimskirkja_ipaLandspítali national university hospital (foreground). Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

Around 42 million (USD 327,690, EUR 257,637) has already been paid for 102 operations which were undergone between February and September, visir.is reports.

The number of applicants to apply for the operation is lower than originally estimated but there are still around 50 women who are seeking to have the surgery completed.

In February it was announced that the Icelandic government would contribute ISK 90-150 million (USD 735,000-1.2 million, EUR 554,000-924,000) from the state budget to the removal of defective PIP breast implants in all women who have the implants in Iceland, approximately 400.

Ultrasound scanning determined that more than 80 percent of the women who were examined had ruptured implants.

Related stories:

January 24 | Ultrasound Scanning of PIP Implants to Begin

June 20 | Ultrasound Scanning of PIP Breast Implants Completed

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