Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)
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, and augmenting facilities for quality medical education in
the under-served States in particular. The scheme was approved in March 2006.
The first phase in the PMSSY
has two components - setting up of six institutions in the line of AIIMS; and
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), Chattisgarh (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 and per capital income and 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 Speciality/Super
Speciality; 100 beds for ICU/Accident trauma; 30 beds for Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation and 30 beds for Ayush) intended to provide healthcare
facilities in 42 Speciality/Super-Speciality 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 and
also nursing college conforming to Nursing Council norms. More Details..