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Government of India has decided to establish many new medical colleges in different states of the country. Its main aim is to establish district hospitals and medical colleges. Maximum number of medical colleges have been proposed for the state of Rajasthan.

New Health Policy aims

New Health Policy Aims

New Health Policy aims


  • Under the scheme for establishment of medical colleges and district hospitals 24 new medical colleges in 8 States have been identified under phase II.

  • The total cost for establishment of one Medical College is Rs. 250 crore.

  • States have been provided with financial and technical support so that they can strengthen their healthcare system and district hospitals.

  • This has been provided under National Health Mission.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana ensures upgradation of existing hospitals that requires:

  • Construction of Super Specialty Block (SSB).
  • Trauma Centre.
  • Procurement of Medical Equipment’s.

These specifications have been approved in following hospitals:

  • Government Medical College, Salem, Tamil Nadu.
  • IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary.
  • Kozhikode Medical College, Kerala.
  • Govt. Medical College, Malda, West Bengal.

The National Health Mission

  • It aims to serve the health related requirements of rural areas.

  • It was launched in 2005.

  • Previously it was launched in 18 states that have very poor public health indicators.

  • To make health affordable in urban area, government has launched another component of this scheme.

  • Finally National Urban Health Mission is launched as a sub-mission under the NHM.

Pradhan Mantry Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY)

  • It is a Central Sector Scheme which focuses on two components.

  • Setting up of new AIIMs.

  • Up-gradation of existing Government Medical Colleges/Institutions (GMCIs).

  • Its main objective is to correct regional imbalances in the availability of affordable reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.

  • Setting up new AIIMS in various states will lead to employment generation for nearly 3000 people.

  • The upgradation programme is carried out in selected government Medical Colleges (GMCs) by government agencies.

  • It involves the creation of AIIMS and medical colleges.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 2, 2020

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