New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved upgradation of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges / Institutes (GMCIs) under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack in Odisha is among the 13 medical colleges to be upgraded under this scheme.
According to sources the upgradation will be done at a cost of Rs.200 crore for each GMCI (Central share: Rs.120 crore and State Share Rs.80 crore). Accordingly the total upgradation cost shall be Rs. 2,600 crores out of which Central Share will be Rs.1,560 crore and that of State will be Rs.1,040 crore. It will be completed in time period of 36 months. The list of GMCIs to be upgraded are listed as
|S.No.||Government Medical Colleges/Institutes||State|
|9||GMC, Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|12||GMC Agra||Uttar Pradesh|
Sources added, upgradation of existing GMCIs will create tertiary care facilities. The Tertiary Care Institutions will serve as composite centres for continued professional education, treatment, patient care and multi skilling of health workers.
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. However, the upgradation process will vary from one institution to another as per the specific local needs. The facilities to be augmented during upgradation will be decided after proper gap analysis involving all stakeholders.
The population in eight States namely Odisha, Uttar Padesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh will be benefited where these colleges are located.