Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

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The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) intends to rectify the imbalances in the availability of affordable healthcare facilities across different parts of the country and supplement facilities for quality medical education in the underserved states. The scheme was approved in March 2006. The main aim is to make tertiary healthcare services available in different parts of the country. 

Components of PMSSY

The two components of the PMSSY are:

Setting up institutions in line with AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Sciences)

Each new AIIMS to add:

  • State of the art modular OT’s and diagnostic facilities
  • 15-20 super speciality departments
  • 750 beds
  • 100 UG (MBBS) seats
  • 60 B.Sc (nursing) seats
  • Focus on PG Education and Research

Upgradation of existing Government medical colleges/institutions

Each upgradation project will be adding:

  • 8-10 super speciality departments
  • Around 15 new PG seats
  • 150 – 250 beds

Phases Under PMSSY

The PMSSY has been implemented in multiple phases:

First Phase

In the first phase of the PMSSY, the government has approved the following:

  • Setting up 6 institutions in the line of AIIMS
  • Upgradation of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges

The 6 institutions in the line of AIIMS are proposed to be established in the following states:

  • Bihar (Patna)
  • Chattisgarh (Raipur)
  • Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal)
  • Orissa (Bhubaneshwar)
  • Rajasthan (Jodhpur)
  • Uttaranchal (Rishikesh)

The above states have been selected on the basis of various socio-economic indicators like human development index, literacy rate, BPL population, infant mortality rate, etc. 

To add to this 13 existing Government Medical Colleges/Institutions spread over 10 states will also be upgraded. The estimated costs of the upgradation of 13 Government Medical Colleges/Institutions is 120 crore, which will be shared by the Central and State Governments, that is, 100 crore from Central Government and 20 crore from State Government.

Second Phase

 In the second phase of the PMSSY, the government has approved the setting up of 2 more AIIMS like institutes, one each in the States of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, and upgradation of 6 Government Medical Colleges Institutions. The estimated cost for the AIIMS institute is 823 crore. The Central Government will contribute 125 crore for the upgradation of the existing Government Medical Institutes.

Third Phase

In the third phase of the PMSSY, the government has upgraded 39 existing Government Medical Colleges/Institutions. The cost of upgrading each institute is estimated at 150 crore, and the same will be contributed by the State and Central Government. The Central Government will contribute 120 crore, and the State will contribute 30 crore.

Fourth Phase

In the fourth phase of the PMSSY, a cost of 200 crore has been approved for the upgradation of 13 more Government Medical College Institutions.. The Central Government will contribute 120 crore, and the State will contribute 80 crore.

Fifth Phase (A) & (B)

In the fifth phase, the upgradation of 4 Government Medical Colleges has been approved. 

A total of 75 projects have been considered in different phases.

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