Dr K. Ellangovan IAS is post graduate in Medical Sciences, with over 28 years of experience in the Indian Administrative Service. He has vast and deep experience in diverse fields such as healthcare administration, Industrial Promotion, development administration, tourism development, port management, transport administration, public sector institutions and overseas marketing of Indian products. His areas of special interest included health, human resource development and corporate management. With a PhD from IIT Madras in the field of performance evaluation in healthcare institutions and as Secretary to Government in the Department of Health & Family Welfare in Kerala, he has deep insights into the management of public healthcare institutions and programme implementation in health sector in India. His expertise includes policy advocacy, strategy formulations, implementation of programmes and monitoring and evaluation. He has also been a member of the ‘crisis management group’ for managing COVID 19 pandemic in Kerala.