|Family of baby Christopher to get help |
By Richardson Dhalai Sunday, June 22 2014
Still reeling from the sudden death of her six-month-old baby boy, a Chaguanas mother was offered a measure of comfort and relief as Government has promised to assist in funeral expenses as well as in the provision of affordable living accommodations for the family.
According to reports, at about
9 pm on Father’s Day, June 15, six-month-old Christopher Rambhal, was nestled in the arms of his mother 24-year-old Neisha Wattley, at their Perseverance Road home in Chaguanas. While breastfeeding the child, Wattley noticed milk seeping from his nose and when she touched him, he was unresponsive.
Wattley and her husband, Chris Rambahal, 25, who are both market vendors at the Chaguanas market, took the infant to the Chaguanas Police Station and was subsequently taken to the Chaguanas Health Centre where further efforts were made to revive the child. Despite medical staff’s efforts, Christopher was pronounced dead around 12.30 am.
The incident caught the attention of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar who dispatched Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development, Vernella Alleyne- Toppin, who yesterday visited the family, who live along the banks of the Caparo river in Chaguanas.
Alleyne-Toppin, who arrived with a small contingent of persons from the ministry including a social worker, hugged Wattley, saying the Government was going to assist the family.