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Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)
The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was announced and launched in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable tertiary healthcare services. It also aims to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.
PMSSY has two components:
(i) Setting up of Institutions like AIIMS.
(ii) Up-gradation of Government Medical College Institutions all over India.
PMSSY – प्रधानमंत्री स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा योजना
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 Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana Scheme. The government approved cost of each new AIIMS in first phase was 820 crores, whose denomination was like this — Rs. 620 crores towards cost of construction and Rs. 200 crores for procurement of Medical Equipment and modular Operation Theaters.
Objectives of PM Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) aims at correcting the imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable healthcare facilities in the different and all 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 the month of March 2006.
Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
The scheme was implemented in three phases, these include:
The first phase in the PMSSY has two components — setting up of six institutions in the line of AIIMS; and up-gradation of 13 existing Government medical college institutions. In addition to this, 13 existing medical institutions spread over 10 States will also be upgraded, with an outlay of Rs. 120 crores, consisting Rs. 100 crores from Central Government and Rs. 20 crores from State Government for each institution.
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 up gradation of six medical college institutions in both the states. As per the estimation, the cost for each AIIMS-like institution is Rs. 823 crore. For up gradation of medical college institutions, Central Government will contribute Rs. 125 crore to each state.
In the third phase of PMSSY, it was proposed to upgrade the following existing medical college institutions. The project cost for up gradation 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 of the respective states.
Major Facilities at Six AIIMS
The major facilities that is to be made available in each AIIMS institution in a phased manner as follows:
a) Hospital with total bed strength of 960 beds with specialty or super specialty departments-
i) 500 beds – Hospital with 18 Specialty disciplines
ii) 300 beds – 15 Super Specialty disciplines
iii) 100 beds – ICU/Accident Trauma
iv) 30 beds – AYUSH
v) 30 beds – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
b)Basic Science Departments
v) Community Medicine
vi) Forensic Medicine
i) PMR Department
ii) AYUSH facilities
d)Specialty and Super Specialty Departments
The following specialty and super specialty treatment facility and medical education will be made available in functional six AIIMS Institutes all over.