New Delhi, Jan. 11 -- The Supreme Court on Friday noted the Centre's decision of providing compensation to victims of Johnson & Johnson's (J&J's) faulty hip implants. After doing so, it disposed of the case. The compensation would be anywhere between Rs 33 lakh and Rs 1.23 crore.

The court also asked the Centre to give wide publicity to the public notice dated 11 September asking aggrieved parties to approach the committee set up to look into the compensation issue. The apex court had on 5 October sought the views of the Centre's expert panel on faulty hip implants by J&J and directed its report to be filed in two months.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) by Arun Kumar Goenka, a businessman, seeking protection of th...