Govt readies compensation plan for patients affected by faulty devices
Compensation likely to be based on parameters such as base amount, loss of wages, extent of disability
Currently, India does not have laws to compensate victims of faulty medical devices
Patients suffering from adverse effects of a faulty medical device will soon be entitled to compensation from the manufacturers and importers of such devices. A nine-member medical devices sub-committee headed by former director general of health services (DGHS), Dr B.D. Athani, is in the final stages of coming up with a legally binding compensation formula, two people aware of the matter said, requesting anonymity.