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 execution of the scheme is divided into three phases;
The First Phase
- Setting up of six institutions in the line of AIIMS one each in the States of Bihar (Patna), Chattisgarh (Raipur), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneswar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and Uttaranchal (Rishikesh).
- Upgradation of 13 existing Government medical college institutions in Jammu, Srinagar, Kolkatta, Lucknow, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Salem, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Ranchi and Mumbai.
Funding- The medical colleges will be upgraded, with an outlay of Rs. 120 crores (Rs. 100 crores from Central Government and Rs. 20 crores from State Government) for each institution.
The Second Phase
- The Government has approved thesetting up of two more AIIMS-like institutions, one each in the States of West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh and upgradation of six medical college institutions in Amritsar, Tanda, Madurai, Nagpur, Aligarh and Rohtak.
Funding- 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.
The Third Phase
- Upgradation of existing govt medical colleges in the following cities; Jhansi, Rewa, Gorakhpur, Dharbanga, Kozhikode, Bellary, Karnataka and Muzaffarpur.
Funding- 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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