Outcry in Canada over the treatment of dying indigenous woman International News
Quebec Premier Francois Legault said the nurse's remarks were "unacceptable" and "racist". He said Joyce Echaquan's death would be thoroughly investigated.
The women naming Ms. Echaquan, a 37-year-old had gone to the Joliette hospital about 70km (45 miles) from Montreal suffering from stomach pains. The mother of seven filmed herself in her hospital bed screaming and calling for urgent help.
Ms. Echaquan died soon afterward. Her relatives told RadioCanada that she had a history of heart trouble and was worried that she was being given too much morphine.
He announced two investigations. One will be conducted by regional health authorities and the other by a forensic pathologist responsible for investigating deaths in suspicious circumstances or due to negligence.
In a tweet, Canadian First Nations advocate and politician Perry Bellegarde said the incident showed that discrimination against indigenous people in Canada's healthcare system remained prevalent. BBC
Posted Date : 30-09-20
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