An Abbotsford family is feeling frustrated and helpless, demanding answers.
This after Balraj Gill took her three-year-old daughter Nimrat to the hospital for a fever.
She says when she took her daughter back for the second time on Feb. 7, they waited for hours for x-rays and blood work.
“And she can’t speak like clearly, her body is fighting with temperature, fever, that was the answer of a doctor.”
Nimrat passed away a short time after.
“How can it happen to her? It was so surprising because she was not that much sick, that anybody can imagine this as a result.”
A doctor’s report was obtained by Global News that states “It appears that Nimrat succumbed to a large left-sided pneumonia and septic shock with resulting respiratory failure leading to cardiac arrest. Fraser Health has launched an investigation.”
The family says it’s unacceptable.
“I don’t think it’s gonna be fair, it should be somebody independent, not under Fraser Health,” says the little girl’s aunt.
The B.C. Coroners Service has announced they will be conducting an investigation as well.
The Coroners Act requires that all deaths of children be reported to, and investigated by, the service.
It says in a news release that the purpose of the investigation is not to find fault, but says recommendations may be made that could help prevent future deaths in similar circumstances.
Nimrat’s parents are now warning others that if your child is sick, trust your instincts and demand a second opinion.