The government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi with the objectives of :
i) correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable and reliable tertiary healthcare services;
ii) augmenting facilities for quality medical education creating a critical mass of doctors and
iii) conducting research in the country relevant to the area.
These institutions will be expected to absorb talent, provide highly trained medical and paramedical manpower for the country and conduct research in national and regional health problems. The institutes will be outside the purview of the Medical Council of India will be allowed to experiment with innovations in medical education and serve as advisory bodies for government health policies.