The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services and
• The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS)
in Deoghar, Jharkhand under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
• The setting up of new AIIMS at Deoghar will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care
to the population while also helping to create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region to be available for primary and secondary-level institutions/facilities being created under the National
Health Mission (NHM).
• Significance of the scheme:
1.Setting up of new AIIMS would not only
transform health education and training but also
address the shortfall of health care professionals
in the region.
2.Construction of new AIIMS is fully funded by the
3.The Operations & Maintenance expenses on new AIIMS are also fully borne by the Central
• Employment Generation:
1.Setting up new AIIMS in variousstates will lead to employment generation for nearly 3000
people in various faculty & non- faculty posts in each of the AIIMS.
2.The upgradation programme is carried out in selected Government
Medical Colleges (GMCs) by agencies appointed by the Government of
India under the direct supervision of the Central Government.