Complaint: Brampton,Ontario, Dec. 09, 2007
Santokh Singh

After Harnek Sidhu’s death, one more death of Amarjit Narwal, 42 was reported to Toronro Star by Narwal’s cousin, Inderjit Nijjar. Inderjit told reporters that Narwal, who had suffered a stroke, was taken to emergency at Brampton Civic by ambulance from Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga. Narwal was put on blood thinning medication, but slipped into a coma and died less than 24 hours after being admitted to Brampton Civic.

“He died because of the lack of doctors,” said Nijjar, who accompanied his cousin to the hospital. “He wasn’t looked after at all. The doctor never saw his face, just ordered the medication over the phone. Until we started screaming, nobody came to see him. Then finally the doctor came, looked at him and the chart and said, `Sorry, it’s too late.'”

On Sunday, by gathering at Brampton City Hall, more than 5000 residents (mostly NRIs) , marched a one-kilometre route along Queen St. E, in the freezing weather from the Rose Theatre to the old Peel Memorial Hospital site. They staged a peaceful rally, carrying signs that read: