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Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

This topic covers information about The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.


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.


First Phase

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.

In addition to this, 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 and Rs. 20 crores from State Government) for each institution. These institutions are

  • Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Kolkatta Medical College, Kolkatta, West Bengal
  • Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pardesh
  • 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 and Uttar Pradesh and 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.

Source : Website of PMSSY

Dr Rahul Gam Jan 06, 2020 09:23 AM

Why no medical college has been selected for upgradation from the 8 Northeastern states???

Naveen Raj Sivasamy Dec 25, 2019 06:39 AM

Good scheme! But how can it reach common people when they dont understand on seeing this scheme title ? scheme is for the bureaucrats or for the common people ?

Prof. S. S. Ahmed Jun 27, 2019 12:50 PM

I want to apply for grants to upgrade my Department to extend oral cancer facilities to poor patients.
Please suggest and send application form for the purpose.
E mail. *******@msn.com

Sikha mini borah Apr 30, 2018 07:19 PM

How to activate the village ?can I get a tutorial video. Can't understand the procedures.

Shaheer Mar 21, 2017 11:01 AM

Why do you upgrade better colleges when there are less fortunate colleges that need your help. In kerala you should actually give the money and help to Alappuzha and Thrissur instead of Calicut and Thiruvanthapuram

A.Gopal Sep 08, 2015 02:30 PM

good welfare program by india


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