Nunavut man waiting for access to home dialysis feels ‘like a hostage’ in Winnipeg – CBC

Elder, former Nunavut MLA Peter Kattuk has been waiting in Winnipeg for home dialysis assessment since January

Apr 10, 2019

A Nunavut elder and former MLA with kidney failure says he feels like he’s being held hostage in Winnipeg as he waits to find out if he’s eligible for home dialysis — and if so, which government will pay for it.

Peter Kattuk, 68, appears to be caught in the middle of a funding clash over home dialysis services between the Manitoba and Nunavut governments.

“I will not live here. I don’t want to live here,” Kattuk told CBC from his temporary residence at the Kivalliq Inuit Centre, a boarding home for Inuit patients in Winnipeg.

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