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J&J faulty hip implant victims meet expert committee, discuss compensation

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Around 40 patients affected by alleged faulty (ASR) of Johnosn and Johnson met the five-member (CEC) on Wednesday to help formulate a compensation mechanism.

The Hip Patients Support Group (HIPS), which is a support group for patients across who have been implanted with faulty such as DePuy/JandJ ASR resurfacing and ASR XL implants, had been repeatedly writing to the asking them to hold a meeting related to a compensation formula.

"This was the first time patients were meeting the CEC. The group presented its views about various deficiencies that we felt and recommended those have been missing in the Committee's suggestion," Renu Seth, victim, said during a held here.

Vijay Vojhala, one of the victims said that among the recommendations made by the HIPS, major focus was on the compensation amount along with other demands such as the should continue to provide with reimbursement including

"We all have undergone different surgeries. We have a wide range of issues which have been placed and aiming for international standard of compensation from The CEC said that they are open to revisiting the compensation considering our recommendations as well," Vojhala said.

In August 2018, the report of the set up by the government was released which recommended compensation for ASR hip victims. Subsequently, the CEC headed by Dr. was convened in October 2018 to start the compensation process.

The compensation formula recently approved by the government was met with serious concerns from patients as it had many deficiencies, exclusions and lacunae. The patients placed shared their views regarding the compensation formula, the process and related issues at this much delayed meeting with the

On November 2018, the health ministry approved a formula for determining compensation for those who had received faulty manufactured by prior to August, 2010 will be eligible for the compensation.

However, the victims rejected the compensation rolled out by Centre stating that despite repeated requests, not a single consultation had taken place regarding the compensation process or the formula for determining the quantum of compensation with affected patients.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 22:44 IST
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