1. The Pradhan Mantri
Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional
imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education in
PMSSY has two components: (i) setting up of AIIMS like institutions and
(ii) upgradation of Government medical college institutions.
2. Six AIIMS-like institutions, one each in the States of Bihar (Patna), Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneswar),
Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and Uttaranchal (Rishikesh) have been setup under the PMSSY scheme. Approved cost of each new AIIMS in first
phase was 820 crores. Rs. 620 crores towards cost of construction and Rs. 200 crores for procurement of Medical Equipment and modular
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