NIMHANS names Prof Shekar Sheshadri as new interim director, institute yet to get full-time head
Bengaluru: For a third time in a row, the Centre has appointed an interim director for the National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru.
Senior Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Shekar Sheshadri, has been appointed as the officiating director until his retirement or until the regular director assumes charge of the post.
This comes in compliance with the order by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW). The Union Health Ministry order dated June 9 clarified that Prof Shekar Sheshadri will serve as the director till November 16, 2021.
However, the game of musical chair continues as NIMHANS still has no regular director at an unprecedented time like this.