Daughter fights for dialysis care in Prince Rupert

Jaswinder Bains has vowed to do all she can to get a dialysis facility for Prince Rupert in honour of her late mother.

Her mother Jaswant Kaur Kalar was unable to spend the last months of her life in Prince Rupert because she required hemodialysis every other day after her kidneys failed. Bains hopes by sharing her story she can raise awareness about the need of a centre in Prince Rupert so that people needing treatment can remain in the community with their loved ones.

After suffering from kidney failure and heart failure, Kalar was brought to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital where she was in intensive care for a number of days.

After originally being told her mother wouldn't be transferred to Vancouver for further care due to her age, Bains said Prince Rupert Regional Hospital staff pulled some strings and Kalar was eventually moved to the Kidney Care Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital. Here, Kalar was hospitalized for more than a month, with Bains and her five-year-old son travelling traveling down a number of times to be with her.

Martina Perry Reports

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