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SC tells govt to give wide publicity to hip replacement scheme

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New Delhi, Jan 11: Supreme Court on Friday accepted the submissions and replies of the Union of India (UoI) to grant compensation to the victims of the faulty hip replacement cases, ranging between Rs 3 lakh to Rs 1.22 crores.

A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, asked the Centre to give proper and wide publicity to the scheme.

"We accept submissions and decisions of the UoI to grant compensation to the victims of the faulty hip replacement cases, ranging between Rs 3 lakh to Rs 1.22 crores," a bench of the top court, said in its order.

The top court also wrapped up the PIL filed by Arun Kumar Goenka, the kith and kin of one of the victims, on the issue of compensation for faulty hip implants by Johnson and Johnson (J&J).

Goenka, in his petition, claimed that patients suffered a lot due to a faulty hip replacement. He sought a direction from the top court seeking compensation and change and other related orders from it. (UNI)