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SC seeks Centre's reply on faulty hip implants involving Johnson and Johnson

ANI  |  New Delhi (India) 

The on Monday granted one week's time to the Centre's expert panel to file its reply with regards to a case involving faulty supplied by the multi-company to more than 14,000 patients.

A bench of the apex court headed by of (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices and K M Joseph granted one week's time to the expert panel of the to file its reply.

had filed a petition before the Court after his bound mother Poorna Devi, who was in her late eighties, died in March this year after the hip implant in her case allegedly failed.

Goenka, in his petition, claimed that over 14,000 people were fitted with faulty The petitioner also claimed that US-based pharma is responsible for the "faulty" hip replacement surgery into the bodies of more than 14,000 Indian patients.

The petition also sought a direction from the apex court to the Centre and the for taking necessary steps to save the lives of those who have undergone the "faulty" hip replacement surgery.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:40 IST