Preeti Sudan is the current Health Secretary of India. She has been the key strategist in times of COVID-19 pandemic and has the arduous task of keeping India informed and ensure all states are containing the virus spread. A 1983 batch IAS officer of the Andhra cadre, she was previously a Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution. Apart from this, she has served at various central and state level positions such as a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defense as well as in position relating to disaster management and tourism. She has been a key functionary in the planning and implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, a scheme of the Indian government's National Health Policy aiming to provide free health coverage at the secondary and tertiary level to India's bottom 40% poor and vulnerable population. She has degrees in Economics and Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics. She has been trained in public finance management in Washington. She has also served as consultant in the World Bank.