About the Initiative

The Ayushman Bharat Conclave, an initiative of the India Health and Wellness Summit, is a platform to deliberate upon the various possibilities and efforts to achieve the objective of ensuring Indians with longer and healthier living. By instituting the Ayushman Bharat Torchbearer Awards, the initiative will recognize the highest impact makers of this grand health initiative.


Aimed to be a catalyst for change and in making of a healthier India and ensuring Indians live longer, the Ayushman Bharat Conclave envisions debating the many health challenges and their solutions so to further strengthen the efforts to universal health coverage in India. The recognitions are aimed to inspire more impactful work and a greater participation by all empanelled hospitals in general IPD and specialty care. The conclave will amplify the many success stories, host stimulating discourses on universal health, and inspire other players to intensify their efforts and make the movement stronger.


Ayushman, from the Sanskrit blessing, “Ayushman Bhav” or “May You Live Long” longevity, is an expression to wish a long life to someone in the Indian tradition. In the day and age of vast prevalence of diseases and illness with the health of 1.3 billion lives at stake, the making of the Ayushman Bharat is in the effective realization of universal healthcare that ensures healthier and longer lifespan for all Indians.


On September 23rd 2018, in a landmark move, the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi launched Ayushman Bharat – the world’s largest health insurance for the underserved and a healthcare model that integrates primary to tertiary care health services, covering over 50 crore people with an annual coverage of Rs 5 Lakh per family. The empanelment of over 16000 hospitals in the first of its kind public-private partnership model has made secondary and tertiary care accessible and affordable to masses. The empanelled hospitals have already benefitted over 7 lakh people in the first 100 days since the launch of Ayushman Bharat. The impact on the ground has been immense, with over 10,000 people are estimated to be benefiting daily.