The Central Government has also approved upgradation of 39 Government Medical Colleges including Goa Medical College, in the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), at an approved cost of Rs.150 Crore (Central contribution – Rs.120 crore and State Share-Rs.30 crore) per College. Under PMSSY, upgradation in the form of creation of Super Specialty facilities is to be taken up in a phased manner, after preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for each College. The Central Government has approved M/s. HSCC (I) Ltd. (a Central Government Public Sector Enterprise) for preparation of DPR in case of Goa Medical College.
The Health Minister stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.