New Delhi, July 17 : The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for creating project cells to expedite work in respect of six AIIMS like institution under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) Scheme.
The PMSSY was approved in March 2006 with the objective of correcting the imbalances in availability of affordable tertiary level healthcare in the country in general and to augment facilities for quality medical education in the under-served States.
The PMSSY envisages for setting up six AIIMS like institutions one each in the States of Bihar (Patna), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneshwar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur), Chhattisgarh (Raipur) and Uttaranchal (Rishikesh) at an estimated cost of Rs.332 crores per institution.
Each institution will have 850 bedded hospital intended to provide healthcare facilities in 39 speciality or super-speciality disciplines.
Medical College will have 100 UG intakes besides facilities for imparting Post Graduate or doctoral courses in various disciplines.
The Scheme will be implemented by 2009-10.