Cabinet approves setting up two AIIMS-like institutions

February 5th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal to set up two AIIMS-like institutions in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal in the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
The proposed institutions on the lines of the All India Institution of Medical Sciences will have a 960-bedded hospital intended to provide healthcare facilities in 39 speciality or super-speciality disciplines for each.
The 500 beds will be allotted for the medial college hospital, while 300 beds would be reserved for Speciality or Super Speciality departments. Hundred beds will be for ICU or Accident trauma, and 30 beds each for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Ayush.
Medical Colleges will have 100 UG intake besides facilities for imparting PG or doctoral courses in various disciplines, largely based on Medical Council of India (MCI) norms and also nursing college conforming to Nursing Council norms.
Estimated cost of each AIIMS- like institution is 823 crore rupees.
The Cabinet has also approved to upgrade five existing Government medical college institutions, in the second phase of PMSSY. (Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, Government Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh)
Proposal for upgrading a medical college in Haryana has also been approved.
Upgradation of each medical college institution will be at an estimated cost of 150 crores rupees.
The Central Government will contribute 125 crore rupees and a minimum amount of 25 crore rupees will be borne by the respective State Governments.
The total Upgradation cost of the Aligarh Muslim University, however, will be borne by the Central Government. (ANI)

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