NEW DELHI, Jan. 12 -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday disposed of a public interest litigation (PIL) on compensation to the patients who received Johnson and Johnson's (J&J) faulty hip implants, after it was satisfied with the centre's compensation scheme announced in November last year.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took on record centre's affidavit, providing details of the scheme and said nothing was left to be decided on the petition in view of the government's decision.

The apex court, however, asked the centre to give wide publicity to the scheme so that maximum number of victims can be compensated. The faulty articular surface replacement (ASR) hip implants, manufactured by DePuy International Ltd - a subsi...