CCEA approves upgradation of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges


Posted on:04 Aug 2016 18:23:57

CCEA approves upgradation of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges
04 August 2016 Current Affairs: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 3 August 2016 approved upgradation of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges/Institutes (GMCIs) under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).The upgradation of medical colleges under PMSSY broadly involves strengthening of the existing departments as well as building Super Speciality Blocks / Trauma Centres or other necessary facilities as Centres of Excellence etc.  

Highlights of the Project :  The upgradation will be done at a cost of 200 crore rupees for each GMCI with Central share of 120 crore rupees and State Share of 80 crore rupees.  Accordingly, the total upgradation cost shall be 2600 crore rupees out of which Central Share will be 1560 crore rupees and that of State will be 1040 crore rupees.  It will be completed in time period of 36 months. 

Upgradation of existing GMCIs will create tertiary care facilities that will serve as composite centres for continued professional education, treatment, patient care and multi skilling of health workers.

The facilities to be augmented during upgradation will be decided after proper gap analysis involving all stakeholders.

List of GMCIs to be upgraded

PMCH, Patna  (Bihar)     

GMC Bhagalpur   (Bihar)             

GMC Gaya    (Bihar)

GMC Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh)

GMC, Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh)

UCMS-GTB Hospital  (Delhi)

GMC, Surat    (Gujarat)

GMC, Bhavnagar (Gujarat)

GMC, Indore   (Madhya Pradesh)

GMC, Cuttack    (Odisha)

GMC, Jaipur  (Rajasthan)

GMC Agra ( Uttar Pradesh)

GMC Kanpur ( Uttar Pradesh)

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) : The Central Scheme PMSSY was announced in August 2003 with the primary objective of correcting the imbalances in availability of affordable tertiary level healthcare in the country in general.

This scheme had two components (a) establishment of new AIIMS and (b) Upgradation of existing government medical colleges.Under PMSSY, 58 Government Medical Colleges have been approved for upgradation.  Of these, work has been completed in 16 colleges while it is in progress at other places.


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