Bangalore: S.K. Shankar, Dean, Professor and head, Department of Neuropathology of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) has assumed charge as Director of NIMHANS following an order issued on Monday by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. All the heads of departments and staff of the NIMHANS have appreciated the services rendered by D. Nagaraja, the former Director of the institute, and have pledged to take NIMHANS forward in the tradition laid down by earlier directors.

— Special Correspondent