A weekly newspaper is set to hold a virtual march on Downing Street as part of a campaign to ban a medical procedure which left one of its journalists a “physical wreck”.
Cambs Times reporter Kath Sansom, left, has campaigned for the last three years to end pelvic surgical mesh implants – a procedure for women suffering with bladder problems following childbirth.
Campaigners says they have suffered serious life changing pelvic floor injuries and long-term chronic pain as a result of what is described as a minor procedure.
Now the Times is calling on readers to hold a ‘virtual rally’ tonight and bombard Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as health ministers, with tweets supporting calls for a public inquiry on the issue between 6pm and 7pm.
The paper hopes to get the hashtag #slingthemesh to trend on Twitter.
It comes after Labour backed Kath’s campaign when she attended a Parliamentary debate on the issue last month.
The first All-Party Parliamentary Mesh Group is set to meet on Tuesday, and Kath has been invited to address its members.
She said: “Many women are in too much pain to travel to the capital to protest, so we are doing a virtual rally instead via social media.
“We will be tweeting 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister and her health secretaries, to raise awareness of what is clearly a national women’s health scandal and a personal disaster for everyone affected.
“An issue that gets support from politicians in every party is clearly a matter of great concern.”