CCEA approves upgradation of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges

Aug 4, 2016 12:08 IST

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


Government Medical Colleges/Institutes



PMCH, Patna




GMC Bhagalpur


GMC Gaya


GMC Bilaspur



GMC, Jagdalpur


UCMS-GTB Hospital



GMC, Surat



GMC, Bhavnagar


GMC, Indore

Madhya Pradesh


GMC, Cuttack



GMC, Jaipur



GMC Agra

Uttar Pradesh


GMC Kanpur

 About 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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