Police called on Cree family trying to access care for baby in distress in northern Quebec – CBC

Nov 18, 2021

Mukash family members say they have lost faith in the local Cree health board clinic

Members of a Cree family in northern Quebec say they were in shock after police were called to a local medical clinic where they were trying to get help for a baby in distress in the middle of the night.

“I was shaking uncontrollably. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat,” said the baby’s mom, Jade Mukash, who lives in the fly-in Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Que., about 1,200 kilometre north of Montreal.

Eleven-month-old Slash has eczema and was showing signs of an infection that he’d received antibiotics for before. Early Tuesday morning, after he’d been lethargic for two days, the family noticed Slash’s feet and lips were blue, Mukash said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/cree-health-board-whapmagoostui-eczema-discrimination-1.6253641

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