June 12, 2024

WHY IN 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 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.

Nodal Ministry:

  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Two Components:

  • Setting up of AIIMS like institutions.
  • Up gradation of government medical collegesin various states.

The project cost for upgradation of each medical college institution is shared by the Centre and the state

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