Ayushman Bharat Conclave to bring together global experts for discussing PMJAY’s future

The conclave will be hosted in New Delhi as an initiative of leading industry forum India Health & Wellness Summit on February 28th. The first Ayushman Bharat Torchbearer Awards will be presented at the conclave, recognizing the biggest impact makers in first 100 days

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New Delhi: Leading experts in healthcare and policy making from India and abroad will converge this month to discuss major challenges, opportunities and the way forward towards successful implementation of the Ayushman Bharat program at a major conclave in the national capital.

The Ayushman Bharat conclave to be held on Feb 28, aims to find answers to certain difficult questions be deviling this ambitious scheme while bringing to the fore different perspectives from successful universal healthcare programs from across the world.

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna has already issued an impressive 1.40 crore e-cards and benefitted over 11.34 lakh patients since it was launched by the Narendra Modi- led government last year.

The Ayushman Bharat conclave will bring together leading experts from across the world to discuss the remarkable strides made through this scheme and the many challenges that can potentially undermine its impact. The objective is to generate positive discussion and collect valuable inputs for policy makers involved in implementing the scheme.

The Ayushman Bharat Conclave is an initiative of leading industry forum India Health and Wellness Summit, which has been at the forefront of creating constructive discourses around holistic health for several years.

“We at the India Health and Wellness Summit have a strong belief that health is a precondition for national growth. As an initiative the Ayushman Bharat scheme is doing a tremendous job in reaching out to the underserved population and in making secondary and tertiary care accessible. This is indeed a major step towards achieving universal health cover.  However, to realize the dream of a longer and healthier living India, it is important that a larger consensus be built, more stakeholders be engaged, and a roadmap to cover the complete Indian population be drafted. Through the conclave, we wish to start with a constructive dialogue towards the making of the Ayushman Bharat. We welcome all to participate and support the conclave and make it a success”, said Kamal Narayan, Principal Founder, India Health and Wellness Summit initiatives.

The conclave is being keenly supported and participated by institutions like the National Health Authority, the nodal agency for implementing the Ayushman Bharat scheme, World Health Organization, Asian Development Bank, key industry bodies and civil society organizations.

“Moving towards Universal Healthcare Coverage is essential for India considering the commitments towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Along with state and national health ministerial representations, we are also roping in delegations from international organizations and financial institutions. The sharing of international perspective and experience will further boost our initiative. India also can share much of our learning with other countries. But most importantly, serious concerns that could be preventing big and small organizations from joining Ayushman Bharat need to be addressed. Health is everyone’s concern and we need to have everyone on-board for a healthier India”, said Dr Bobby John, Co-founder, India Health and Wellness Summit initiatives; Founder & Principal Advisor, Global Health Advocates.

Today, the scheme is supported by a network of 14,000 empanelled hospitals from both government and private sectors and the growing numbers is a proof of the program being well-received by the people.  A stronger public and private partnership will further boost the initiative and better the patient load sharing between hospitals.

With the theme of resolutions, possibilities, and actions for a healthy India, the conclave will see unveiling of the Ayushman Bharat Torchbearer Awards. With the famed scheme nearing to complete 150 days of its existence, the awards will recognize the remarkable contributions made by the public and private healthcare organizations in ensuring the critical health services for the beneficiaries of the scheme.