A New Jersey hospital says a kidney meant for one patient was mistakenly transplanted into another with the same name who was farther down the priority list.
Virtua Health says the Nov. 18 operation on a 51-year-old patient at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. was successful.
But officials then discovered the patient was given the kidney out of priority order because "unusually, the individual who should have received the organ has the same name and is of similar age."
Virtua Health says the error was reported to state health officials and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
The patient who should have received the kidney also underwent a successful transplant on Nov. 24.
Officials say steps have been taken to prevent it from happening again.
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling.
Harris on Monday rolled out her mental health platform at a South Carolina event with radio host Charlamagne Tha God, who has spoken about his own mental health struggles. Much of Harris' plan includes elements she's teased on the campaign trail, where she frequently says Americans need to put just as much attention on health from the "neck up" as from the neck down.
"Instead of letting people silently suffer from depression, from drug addiction, from suicidal thoughts, we need to bring this out of the shadow and discuss it and put resources into it, get rid of the stigma," the senator from California told a crowd in Iowa this month.
Harris' plan, released by the campaign, lists South Carolina, Iowa and Nevada, all early voting states, as priority states for increasing mental health treatment beds. It also lists Michigan, a key swing state.
South Carolina is one of the worst states for access to mental health care, according to rankings by the nonprofit organization Mental Health America.
On the trail, Harris, who launched her 2020 campaign in January, has stated the need to put serious resources into mental health treatment. But her plan does not include price tags or details on what it would cost to double the number of treatment beds or cover her other proposals. It does propose a $100 million fund for Native American communities to address mental health.
Spokesman Ian Sams did not respond to questions about the plan's costs.
Beyond doubling treatment beds, Harris proposes doubling research dollars for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to focus on post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other drivers of mental illness. She would direct federal agencies focused on mental health to collect better data on people facing mental illness and reclassify certain disorders, such as schizophrenia, to improve access to treatment.
Harris also has proposed a loan forgiveness program for mental health workers who go to areas facing provider shortages. She introduced similar legislation last year as well as a bill to increase telemedicine.
The plan goes hand in hand with Harris' proposed expansion of Medicare. Health care is a major flashpoint in the Democratic primary contest, and Harris has tried to strike a middle ground by proposing a "Medicare for All" system that preserves a role for private insurers.
Legendary theatre personality and Ekushey Padak winner playwright, director and actor Mamunur Rashid received lifetime achievement award at the concluding ceremony of ‘Bottola Rangamela 2019’.
The festival was held at the Liberation War Museum in the city’s Agargaon on Tuesday.
Professor Shafi Ahmed presented the award to Mamunur Rashid for his immense contribution to the country's cultural arena as a renowned theatre activist.
“I am really honoured to receive this award from this International Theatre Fest which is arranged by 'BotTala' that portrayed beautiful and meaningful creations in one place for the last 11 days ", said Mamunur Rashid expressing his gratitude.
Like the previous years, eight divisional theatre activists have been awarded for their contribution to promote theatre in the country during the festival.
After the award-giving ceremony, a drama titled 'Khona' (Bangladesh) was staged at the venue. The drama is written by Samina Lutfa Nitra and directed by Mohammad Ali Haider.
Ten other dramas - Crutch er Colonel (Bangladesh), Amar Mukher Anchalkhani (India), Dilemmas Witch My Flamenco Tailcoat (Spain), Mysterious Gift (Iran), 4.48 Psychosis (Nepal), Biswa Mangal (India), Macbeth (Bangladesh), Shluk (India), Blackhole (India) and Acharya Profulla Chandra (India) are being staged every day from the opening day.
The festival started on November 16, also featured screening of documentaries, discussions, songs, dances, recitations, three master classes on several aspects of stage dramas and five documentaries on prominent Bangladeshi and Indian dramatists.
A three-day ‘PRAN Chinigura Rice Nabanna Utsab’ will kick off at Rabindra Sarobar in the capital on Thursday.
The festival will remain open from 9am to 8pm every day, said Eleash Mridha, Managing Director at PRAN Group at a press conference in their head office on Tuesday.
The programme will include traditional music, dance, puppet show, bioscope, palki, lathi khela, Jamai mela, monkey-dance show, pitha uthab and kid’s art competition.
Satyen Sen Shilpi Gosthi will coordinate a cultural event during the programme.
Eleash Mridha, Managing Director at PRAN Group, said that “We are losing many traditional festivals from our culture so the Nabanna Utsab has been arranged to introduce traditional festivals to the young generation.”
The Nabanna Utsab will be held in association with Good Luck Stationery and popular bakery brand All Time.
Mustafizur Rahman, Head of Marketing of PRAN Chinigura Rice, Fahim Hossain, Head of Marketing of Good Luck Stationery, Zeaul Haque, Assistant General Manager (Public Relations) of PRAN-RFL Group, Adil Khan, Head of Operation of Xpedev and
Manzarul Islam Chowdhury Sweet, General Secretary of Satyen Sen Shilpi Gosthi were also present at the press conference.
A five-day training workshop hosted by Noazesh Knowledge Centre (NKC) of WildTeam on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) kicked off at its office at Cosmos Centre in the city’s Malibagh area on Tuesday.
The workshop is being facilitated by Alice Hughes and Nasir Uddin from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences. It will end on November 30, said a press release.
Participants from different universities, including Dhaka University (DU), Sylhet University of Science and technology (SUST) and Jagannath University (JnU), and conservation organisations like Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are attending the workshop.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is vital for environment and ecosystem-related research, prediction on species distribution, quality of soil type, climate type, range mapping, species distribution modelling (SDM) and other research activities.
It is also vital for disease distribution, epidemiological study and predictive approaches to project species distributions under changing conditions.
The GIS is a very useful and popular tool among the researchers and conservationists for wildlife and habitat monitoring, effective conservation planning and implementation and to understand the forest coverage, forest depletion, wildlife status for better management.
The training programme will help the participants discover the diverse use of GIS data, spatial data analysis, mapping, decision-making, planning and other applications of GIS.