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Give wide publicity to panel formed on faulty hip implant compensation: SC

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday directed that wide publicity be given to a committee and the principles for grant of compensation to those who were implanted with faulty hip

The bench of and Justice said aggrieved persons could approach the committee, as it accepted the report on the steps taken by the government to address the grievance the patients given faulty ASR hip

"The constitution of the Committee and the principles for award of compensation have to be given wide publicity to enable all the affected persons to approach the committee", the court said.

The court was told that the recommendation of the expert committee that was set up to determine the quantum of compensation payable to the patients who were given ASR hip has been accepted by the

The court was also informed that the expert committee headed by Dr has recommended that "compensation up to the extent of Rs 1.22 crore approximately can be granted to the aggrieved patients who were implanted with the faulty implants.

The court was told that a public notice has been issued on September 9, 2018 to enable the aggrieved persons to approach the committee

Accepting the response from the Centre, the court disposed of the PIL by even as said there were 15,000 aggrieved patients who were affected by the hip

The PIL petitioner had also sought direction to the Centre to advertise across the country about the recall of ASR and device a suitable mechanism for the safety of 14,525 who were implanted with faulty implants.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:36 IST
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