China could release a compensation plan for victims of tainted infant milk formula, Reuters reported. "Relevant departments are now assessing a compensation plan for the Sanlu infant milk powder incident," said Mao Qun’an, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health. Chinese authorities recently increased the official toll of the milk powder scandal, saying six children died and 290,000 suffered "urinary system abnormalities" after consuming the tainted products. Chinese dairy firm Sanlu has been at the center of the scandal after it was discovered that the company’s products contained the industrial chemical melamine. Earlier this week a Hebei province court rejected a lawsuit filed against Sanlu by victims’ families, citing an ongoing investigation of the firm.