TWO MILLION obese Brits to get free gastric band operations on the NHS

The country’s strained National Health Service could be faced with a hefty £12billion bill following the latest bid to tackle the nation’s out of control obesity crisis.

As a result of dramatic new rulings to be announced, up to two million people will be offered free weight loss surgery on the NHS.

Health watchdog NICE wants to provide more Type 2 diabetics with a free gastric band or bypass operation.

Currently, around one million people qualify for the surgery but that number will double under the new guidelines.

Critics slammed the proposals, insisting that it was “so wrong” to offer ops costing up to £6,000 each when the NHS faces a £30billion deficit.

They warned that obese people should instead be told to have a healthier diet and exercise more.

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