Candlelight vigil in memory of girl who died at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Vigil takes place Saturday, March 25 at Civic Plaza

  • Mar. 20, 2017 11:00 a.m.
Three-year-old Nimrat Gill died in Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Feb. 7.

Three-year-old Nimrat Gill died in Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Feb. 7.

A candlelight vigil takes place in Abbotsford on Saturday, March 25 in memory of three-year-old Nimrat Gill.

The vigil begins at 6 p.m. at Civic Plaza, 32315 South Fraser Way.

Nimrat died at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Feb. 7, after initially being assessed in the emergency department the day before and sent home.

Her mom, Balraj, brought her husband Amarinder and Nimrat, who were both sick, to the emergency department in the early morning of Feb. 6.

Amarinder was given antibiotics, but the doctor told Balraj to give her daughter Tylenol.

She said she returned home with her family around 7 a.m. that morning and gave their daughter Tylenol as directed but the illness persisted throughout the day.

The next night, Nimrat once again couldn’t sleep and her sickness worsened, as she began vomiting, her mother said.

At 5 a.m. on Feb. 7, Balraj took her back to the hospital.

It is not clear what happened over the next five hours but X-rays were taken of Nimrat at some point and blood was drawn for tests, both of which Gill said should have happened on her daughter’s first visit.

Doctors performed CPR on Nimrat about five hours after she arrived at hospital to no avail, Gill said.

Both Fraser Health and the coroner’s office are continuing to review Nimrat’s death.