The last two years have tested the resilience of our health sector. We have seen it crumble during the second wave and emerge like a Phoenix, reborn from its ashes, implementing the world’s largest vaccination program. Now, as we brave the third wave and prepare for many more to come, it’s time to incentivise healthcare like once we did for the automobile sector. After all, healthy people are the true engines that push the economy. No government in the past has been as well-positioned as the current one to do so. The economy is recovering (barring some jitters); the global focus is there expecting India as a mass provider of healthcare paraphernalia; plus given that five of the States are in election mode and 2-3 more coming up in the year, it also allows being populist and doing some good at the same time.