Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates Super Specialty Block at GSVM Medical College in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh


Lays Foundation Stone of AIISH Satellite Centre in Kanpur

The Super Speciality Block at GVSM Medical College will enable people to take these specialised services locally, saving their valuable time and resources: Dr Mandaviya

“It is the dream of Hon’ble Prime Minister that AIISH institutes should be established all over the country on the lines of AIISH Mysore”

“The progress made in the last 10 years such as increasing the number of AIIMS to 23 from 6, doubling of Medical Colleges, MBBS and PG seats and other notable achievements highlight the rapid speed of transformation of the Health sector in India”

Posted On: 24 JAN 2024 5:17PM by PIB Delhi

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare virtually inaugurated a Super Specialty Block at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh today. He also laid the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) Satellite Centre in Kanpur.

Shri Brajesh Pathak, Deputy Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh; Prof. S P Singh Baghel and Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, Union Health Ministry; Shri Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Health, Health Education, Family Welfare & Mother & Child Care, Uttar Pradesh; Shri Devendra Singh Bhole , Member of Parliament from Akbarpur, Kanpur and Smt. Neelima Katiyar, Member of Legislative Assembly from Kalyanpur, Kanpur were also present on the occasion.

 

 

Expressing his elation at the inauguration of the Super Specialty Block at GSVM Medical College, Dr Mandaviya said that “this Super Specialty Block offering 12 super-specialty services to the people will help people to take these specialised services locally, saving their valuable time and resources”. He further said that “AIISH Centre in Kanpur will be the first such state-of-the-art centre in North India which will not only train doctors but also provide care to people.”   The Union Health Minister said that “it is the dream of Hon’ble Prime Minister that AIISH institutes should be established all over the country on the lines of AIISH Mysore.” He highlighted that “it is the commitment of the Union Government to transform the entire gamut of healthcare landscape of the country”. He stated that “the number of AIIMS in the country has increased from 6 to 23 in the country, number of medical colleges have almost doubled to 710, Jan Aushadhi Kendras have increased to more than 10,000 and other similar achievements like doubling of MBBS and PG seats and establishment of more than 1.60 lakh Ayushman Aarogya Mandirs under the Ayushman Bharat scheme underscore the rapid progress being achieved in the healthcare sector in India.”

 

Dr Mandaviya said that besides creating new healthcare infrastructure, the government has also broadened the scope of quality care and treatment that people can receive from both public and private hospitals. He highlighted that 55 crore people are entitled to benefit from Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana while 50 crore Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) ID cards have been created. He also highlighted the world’s largest COVID vaccination campaign undertaken by the Union Government under which 220 crore free vaccine doses were provided.

 

On the healthcare initiatives taken for Uttar Pradesh, the Union Health Minister said that Uttar Pradesh is the only state in India to have two AIIMS. He stated that the number of medical colleges in the state has also doubled in the last 10 years. Dr Mandaviya also praised the development strides being undertaken in other sectors in Uttar Pradesh.

Background:

The Super Specialty Block at GVSM Medical College has been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) at a cost of Rs. 200 Crore. This 270-bedded hospital will have 12 departments including Neuro-radiology, Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Urology, Orthopaedic Arthroplasty, Plastic and Burn, Gastro Surgery, Endocrinology, Paediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Pain & Palliative Management and PMR. It will also be equipped with modern facilities including 30 ICU beds and 8 operation theatres.  

 

SSB at GSVM Medical College, Kanpur

The AIISH Satellite Centre in Kanpur will handle four distinctive divisions handling speech language pathology, audiology, prevention of communication disorder, tele-assessment and rehabilitation. It is expected to cater to 15,000 patients every year after it is commissioned.

 

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