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Super Specialty Block at GSVM Medical College in Kanpur

  • 25 Jan 2024
  • 3 min read

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Recently, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare virtually inaugurated a Super Specialty Block at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial (GSVM) Medical College in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

  • He also laid the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) Satellite Centre in Kanpur.

Key Points

  • The Super Specialty Block offers 12 specialized healthcare services and aims to provide these services locally, saving time and resources for the people.
    • The block is constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
  • The AIISH Centre in Kanpur is the first state-of-the-art center in North India. It not only trains doctors but also provides care to the people.
    • The Centre handles four distinctive divisions including speech-language pathology, audiology, prevention of communication disorder, tele-assessment, and rehabilitation.
  • The number of AIIMS in India has increased from 6 to 23., the total number of medical colleges has almost doubled, reaching 710, Jan Aushadhi Kendras have increased to more than 10,000 and over 1.60 lakh Ayushman Aarogya Mandirs have been established under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
    • Uttar Pradesh is the only state with two AIIMS. Moreover, the number of medical colleges in the state has doubled in the last 10 years.
  • The government has expanded the scope of quality care and treatment in both public and private hospitals.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

  • The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in March 2006.
  • It aims at correcting the imbalances in the availability of affordable healthcare facilities in the different parts of the country in general, and augmenting facilities for quality medical education in the under-served States in particular.
  • It has two components:
    • Setting up of AIIMS like institutions.
    • Upgradation of Government medical college institutions.
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