Update on PMSSY

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Government of India is implementing Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) which aims at correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable tertiary healthcare services and to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country. The Scheme has two components, namely, (i) Setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS); and (ii) Upgradation of existing Government Medical Colleges/Institutions (GMCIs). So far setting up of 22 new AIIMS and 75 projects of upgradation of GMCIs have been approved under the Scheme in various phases. The State/UT-wise details in respect of the projects sanctioned, funds allocated, funds  released and status, are at Annexure.

The new AIIMS established under PMSSY provide for setting up of a Nursing College. Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for “Establishment of new Medical College attached with the existing District/Referral Hospitals”, 157 Medical Colleges have been approved since 2014.   Establishment of 157 Nursing Colleges has been announced in the Budget Speech 2023-24.

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


A. Setting up of AIIMS approved under PMSSY


B. Government Medical Colleges/Institutions (GMCIs) approved for upgradation  under PMSSY



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