Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

News: Setting up of 22 new regional AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) has been approved under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) so far.

About PMSSY:

  • 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 the country.
  • The PMSSY is implemented by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • It has two components:
  1. Setting up new AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences).
  2. Upgradation of government medical colleges in various states.
  • The project cost for upgradation of each medical college institution is shared by the Centre and the state.