Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
PM Swasthya Suraksha Yojana:
The Central government has approved setting up 22 new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) so far under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) out of which six are already fully functional.
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:
- Setting up new AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences).
- 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.
- Components under PMSSY.
- Cost sharing.
- Implementation of the scheme.
- Institutions setup so far under the scheme.
Discuss the significance of the scheme.