The Government has decided to support the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in setting up of world class Institutes of Public Health in India. PHFI is an autonomous body. The Government of India proposes to contribute as one-time grant upto Rs. 65 crore only to the initial Rs.200 crore PHFI corpus.
PHFI initially proposes to set up two schools. The locations have yet to be decided by PHFI.
The Government is not aware of any neglect in the hospitals managed by the Government of India.
This information was given in the Rajya Sabha today by Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to a question by Shri Ravula Chandra Sekar Reddy.