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PMSSY- Pradhan Mantri Swasthiya Suraksha Yojna

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PMSSY- Pradhan Mantri Swasthiya Suraksha Yojna

shape Introduction

  • Pradhan Mantri Swasthiya Suraksha Yojna or PMSSY came into existence in 2003, and the Union Cabinet officially approved the scheme in March 2006.

  • Under the ambit of PMSSY, super specialty health care will be provided to the Indian population.

  • Further, a large pool of doctors and other health care workers shall be recruited in the region to support the primary and secondary level health institutions.

  • The funds for the scheme are fulfilled from different centrally sponsored schemes related to the creation of health infrastructure.

  • In support of the National Health Mission (NHM), more healthcare facilities shall also be created.

  • For any further information, visit the website: http://pmssy-mohfw.nic.in/.


shape PMSSY

  • The PMSSY aims to correct the imbalances in the availability of affordable healthcare facilities that exist in various parts of India.

  • The PMSSY also aims to augment the facilities for quality medical education in the under-served Indian states. For this purpose, the new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was proposed across the country.

The figure given below shall reveal the critical facts of PMSSY and the details to follow.


  • Government of India plans to begin twenty new AIIMS across the nation. AIIMS in Deograh, Jharkhand is the first step in this direction.

  • AIIMS Deograh is expected to have 750 beds, medical college, nursing college, and trauma center facilities. It shall also have residential complexes with allied facilities and services.

  • AIIMS Deograh shall also consist of twenty super specialty and Specialty Departments with fifteen Operation Theatres. There will also be an Ayush Department supported by 30 beds to provide a traditional system of medicine.


  • Under PMSSY, AIIMS have been established in the following regions:


    • Bhubaneshwar, Orissa

    • Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

    • Raipur, Chhattisgarh

    • Jodhpur, Rajasthan

    • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

    • Patna, Bihar

    • Deograh, Jharkhand


  • The work of construction of the following AIIMS is in progress:


    • Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh

    • Nagpur, Maharashtra

    • Kalyani, West Bengal

    • Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

    • Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh


  • PMSSY has also sanctioned AIIMS in:


    • Bhatinda, Punjab

    • Guwahati, Assam

    • Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh


  • Altogether the program will lead to an employment generation of nearly 3000 people through various faculty and non-faculty posts.

  • The Government of India is the sole bearer of all the construction expenses and shall also bear the operations and maintenance of the facilities provided.


First Phase:


  • The first phase consists of setting up of six institutions in the line of AIIMS.

  • The six AIIMS like medical institutions were created in Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), and Patna (Bihar) at an estimated cost of INR 840 per institution.

  • These states were recognized on the socio-economic indicators like literacy rate, Human Development Index (HDI), population Below Poverty Line (BPL), and per capita income.

  • Additionally, upgradation of 13 existing government-owned medical colleges spread over ten states was planned at the cost of INR 120 crores.


Second Phase:


  • After accomplishing the first phase of the PMSSY, the second phase of PMSSY began with the approval of setting up of two more AIIMS like institutions each in the States of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal each at the cost of INR 823 crores.

  • Additionally, six medical colleges were also approved for upgradation. The Government of India contributed INR 125 crore for each of these institutions.


Third Phase:


  • The third phase proposes to upgrade the seven existing medical college institutions in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Kerela, and Karnataka.

  • The estimated project cost of upgradation of each of these medical college institutions is INR 150 crores. The Government of India shall bear INR 125 crore, and the remaining is to be incurred by the respective State Governments.

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