Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)
The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) - External website that opens in a new window) was approved in March 2006. It aims at correcting the imbalances in availability of affordable/reliable tertiary level healthcare in the country in general and augmenting facilities for quality medical education in the under-served States.
The scheme, which would be implemented by 2009-10, envisages setting up six institutions like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (External website that opens in a new window) (AIIMS), one each in the States of Bihar (Patna), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Odisha (Bhubaneshwar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur), Chhattisgarh (Raipur) and Uttarakhand (Rishikesh); and upgradation of 13 existing medical institutions (External website that opens in a new window).
Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on:10-02-2011