‘The emergency room is only for emergencies’: Inuit family says health services neglect lead to death of loved one – APTN News

November 16, 2018

An Inuit family in Nunavik says neglect of health services led to the death of a loved one in their community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec.

The Kasudluak family was testifying before Quebec’s inquiry Thursday in Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik. The inquiry is examining the relationship between some of the province’s departments and Indigenous Peoples.

In the Summer of 2017, a batch of beluga jerky led to tragic case of botulism in Inukjuak.

Janice Kasudluak said she had two days of escalating symptoms.

“I was still vomiting, and my airway and my breathing was getting very shallow and I didn’t want to look at any bright lights,” Janice Kasudluak testified.

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