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  • 20 Feb 2024
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Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of AIIMS Rewari

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Recently, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rewari, in the presence of Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya.

Key Points

  • During the ceremony, the PM highlighted the vision of Viksit Bharat and underscored the importance of the health sector in propelling the country towards that vision by 2047.
  • The establishment of AIIMS in Rewari, Haryana, has been approved under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
    • PMSSY aims to correct regional imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable specialized health services and to enhance facilities for quality medical education in the country.
    • Under PMSSY, the establishment of 22 new AIIMS has been approved. Of these, 15 AIIMs have been approved since 2014.
  • This new AIIMS is being developed at a cost of Rs 1650 crore on 203 acres of land at Majra Mastil Bhalkhi village in Rewari district of Haryana.

Vision India@2047

  • It is a project initiated by the NITI Aayog, the apex policy think tank of India, to create a blueprint for India’s development in the next 25 years.
  • The project aims to make India a global leader in innovation and technology, a model of human development and social welfare, and a champion of environmental sustainability.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

  • It was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.
  • The Nodal Ministry is the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • It has two Components:
    • Setting up of AIIMS like institutions.
    • Upgradation of government medical colleges in various states.
    • The project cost for upgradation of each medical college institution is shared by the Centre and the state.

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