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Under PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), it is envisaged to develop two self-contained Container Based Mobile Hospitals as a part of Strengthening Disaster and Epidemic Preparedness. These can be deployed at a short notice, during emergencies such as natural calamities or disasters and epidemic outbreaks, as per the needs of the country.

Government of India is developing critical care hospital blocks in 602 districts under PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM). Government of India has launched PM-ABHIM with an outlay of Rs. 64,180 crores till 2025-26 envisages increased investments in public health and other health reforms to safeguard against future public health emergencies by focusing in health infrastructure.

Government of India aims to set up 1,50,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) by December 2022, as the platform to deliver Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) closer to the home. Under Ayushman Bharat, the existing Sub-health Centres (SHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) are being transformed into AB-HWCs to deliver Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) that includes preventive, promotive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative services which is universal, free and close to the community. As per HWC Portal, total of 80,545 nos. of AB-HWC (including 54,507 SHC-HWC, 21,830 PHC-HWC and 4208 UPHC-HWC) are operationalized as on 2ndDecember 2021.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare administers a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for ‘Establishment of New Medical Colleges Attached with Existing District/Referral Hospitals’. Under this scheme, 157 new medical colleges have been sanctioned in three phases. Out of these, 70 medical colleges have become functional. State-wise details of approved 157 new medical colleges are placed at Annexure.

Annexure

State-wise details of approved 157 new medical colleges

  Sl. No. State/UT No. of colleges Districts
  Phase-I (58)
  1 A & N Islands 1 Port Blair
  2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 Naharlagun
  3 Assam 4 Dhubri, Nagaon, North Lakhimpur, Diphu
  4 Bihar 3 Purnia, Saran (Chhapara), Samastipur
  5 Chhattisgarh 2 Rajnandgaon, Sarguja
  6 Himachal Pradesh 3 Chamba, Hamirpur, Nahan (Sirmour)
  7 Haryana 1 Bhiwani
  8 Jharkhand 3 Dumka, Hazaribagh, Palamu (Daltonganj)
  9 Jammu & Kashmir 5 Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua
  10 Madhya Pradesh 7 Datia, Khandwa, Ratlam, Shahdol, Vidisha, Chindwara, Shivpuri
  11 Maharashtra 1 Gondia
  12 Meghalaya 1 West Garo Hills (Tura)
  13 Mizoram 1 Falkawn
  14 Nagaland 1 Naga Hospital (Kohima)
  15 Odisha 5 Balasore, Baripada (Mayurbhanj), Bolangir, Koraput, Puri
  16 Punjab 1 SAS Nagar
  17 Rajasthan 7 Barmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Churu, Dungarpur, Pali, Sikar
  18 Uttar Pradesh 5 Basti, Faizabad, Firozabad, Shahjahanpur, Bahraich
  19 Uttarakhand 1 Almora
  20 West Bengal 5 Birbhum (Rampur Hat), Cooch behar, Diamond harbour, Purulia, Raiganj (North Dinajpur)
  Phase –II (24)
  1 Bihar 5 Sitamarhi, Jhanjharpur, Siwan, Buxar, Jamui
  2 Jharkhand 2 Koderma, Chaibasa (Singhbhum)
  3 Madhya Pradesh 1 Satna
  4 Odisha 1 Jajpur
  5 Rajasthan 1 Dholpur
  6 Uttar Pradesh 8 Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Siddharthnagar (Domariyaganj), Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur
  7 West Bengal 5 Barasat, Uluberia, Arambagh, Jhargram, Tamluk
  8 Sikkim 1 Gangtok
Phase-III (75)
1 Andhra Pradesh 3 Piduguralla, Paderu, Machilipatnam
2 Assam 1 Kokrajhar
3 Chhattisgarh 3 Korba, Mahasamund, Kanker
4 Gujarat 5 Narmada, Navsari, Panchmahal, Porbandar, Morbi
5 Jammu & Kashmir 2 Udhampur, Handwara (Distt. Kupwara)
6 Karnataka 4 Chikkamagaluru, Haveri, Yadgiri, Chikkaballapura
7 Ladakh 1 Leh
8 Madhya Pradesh 6 Rajgarh, Mandla, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Sheopur, Singrauli
9 Maharashtra 1 Nandurbar
10 Manipur 1 Churachandpur
11 Nagaland 1 Mon
12 Odisha 1 Kalahandi
13 Punjab 2 Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur
14 Rajasthan 15 Alwar, Baran, Bansawara, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Karauli,

Nagaur, ShriGanganagar, Sirohi, Bundi, SawaiMadhopur, Tonk, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu, Dausa

15 Uttarakhand 3 Rudrapur (Distt. Udham Singh Nagar), Pithoragarh, Haridwar
16 Uttar Pradesh 14 Bijnaur, Kushinagar, Sultanpur, Gonda, Lalitpur, LakhimpurKheri, Chandauli, Bulandshahar, Sonbhadra, Pilibhit, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kaushambi, Amethi
17 Tamil Nadu 11 Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Ramanathapuram, Namakkal, Dindigul,

Virudhunagar, Krishnagiri, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam,

Ariyalur, Kallakurichi

18 West Bengal 1 Jalpaiguri

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha

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