Pardhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana: Most Important Topic For 2020 PAR

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  • The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) aims at correcting the imbalances in the availability of affordable healthcare facilities in the different parts of the country in general, & augmenting facilities for quality medical education in the under-served States in particular. The scheme was approved in March 2006.

Pardhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

Pardhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana


First Phase

  • The first phase in the PMSSY has two components - setting up of six institutions in the line of AIIMS; & upgradation of 13 existing Government medical college institutions.

  • It has been decided to set up 6 AIIMS-like institutions, one each in the States of Bihar (Patna), Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneswar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and Uttaranchal (Rishikesh) at an estimated cost of Rs 840 crores per institution. These States have been identified on the basis of various socio-economic indicators like human development index, literacy rate, population below poverty line & per capital income & health indicators like population to bed ratio, prevalence rate of serious communicable diseases, infant mortality rate etc.

  • Each institution will have a 960 bedded hospital (500 beds for the medical college hospital; 300 beds for Specialty/Super Specialty; 100 beds for ICU/Accident trauma; 30 beds for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & 30 beds for Ayush) intended to provide healthcare facilities in 42 Specialty/Super-Specialty disciplines.

  • Medical College will have 100 UG intake besides facilities for imparting PG/doctoral courses in various disciplines, largely based on Medical Council of India (MCI) norms & also nursing college conforming to Nursing Council norms.

  • 13 existing medical institutions spread over 10 States will also be upgraded, with an outlay of Rs. 120 crores (Rs. 100 crores from Central Government & Rs. 20 crores from State Government) for each institution. These institutions are Government Medical College, Jammu, & Jammu & Kashmir

    • Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal

    • Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

    • Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

    • Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana

    • Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

    • Government Medical College, Salem, Tamil Nadu

    • B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

    • Bangalore Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka

    • Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

    • Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi

    • Grants Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Second Phase

  • In the second phase of PMSSY, the Government has approved the setting up of two more AIIMS-like institutions, one each in the States of West Bengal & Uttar Pradesh & upgradation of six medical college institutions namely

    • Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab

    • Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh

    • Government Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

    • Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra

    • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

    • Pt. B.D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak

  • The estimated cost for each AIIMS-like institution is Rs. 823 crore. For upgradation of medical college institutions, Central Government will contribute Rs. 125 crore each.

Third Phase

  • In the third phase of PMSSY, it is proposed to upgrade the following existing medical college institutions namely

    • Government Medical College, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

    • Government Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

    • Government Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

    • Government Medical College, Dharbanga, Bihar

    • Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala

    • Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, Karnataka

    • Government Medical College, Muzaffarpur, Bihar

  • The project cost for upgradation of each medical college institution has been estimated at Rs. 150 crores per institution, out of which Central Government will contribute Rs. 125 crores and the remaining Rs. 25 crore will be borne by the respective State Governments.

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