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Nine-day-old Messiah Criss
had his left arm broken during
birth last week Friday at the Port-
of-Spain General Hospital
His parents Kossi Criss, 30 and
mother, Onella Phillip, 22, have
since requested a medical report
with an official explanation as to
how his arm broke. But they claim
that all they have so far gotten
from hospital staff is a "run-
Born at 12.15 pm and weighing
in at 3.57 kilogrammes, baby Mes-
siah is Phillip s second child.
Speaking with the T&T
Guardian yesterday, Phillip said
she suffered no complications,
which allowed her to give birth
She, however, noted that she
was too weak to push the baby
out during the actual delivery pro-
"My sugar reading was high a
few days before. I went in the hos-
pital on Wednesday and they kept
me overnight. Thursday they dis-
charged me and gave me a date
to come back to cut the water bag,
however, on Friday morning at
about 6 am my water bag burst,"
"By the time I got to the hospital
they sent me up to Labour Ward
immediately. There were three
midwives with me in the delivery
room. I was too weak to push but
one of the midwives held my head
and encouraged me to keep push-
ing. The baby s head was out but
became stuck. Two doctors were
brought in to assist," she said.
Phillip said after the baby was
delivered and cleaned up, the doc-
tors told her that something was
wrong with one of the baby s arms
and that they were taking him
"I was too weak and tired to
ask anything else. The doctors
then left with my baby."
Phillip s common-law-husband,
Kossi Criss said he went to hospital
at about 5 pm and saw his baby
for the first time but noticed that
one of the baby s arm was swollen.
He said he questioned a doctor
but was referred to another doctor
for an explanation.
"When I looked at the baby I
saw his arm swollen and red like
a balloon. I was eventually told
that the baby s hand was fractured
and shown an x-ray. I left at 7 pm
and the baby s arm was not in any
cast. However, later that night
when they took the baby up to
the ward for his mother, a cast
was on. But, apparently the cast
was not put on properly because
it kept slipping out," Criss said.
Criss said after he was told
about the fracture he immediately
asked for a medical report with
full explanation. But up to yes-
terday, no report was given to him,
neither the baby s mother.
"It s only runaround I getting
for that report. Friday they told
me Saturday. Saturday they told
me Sunday. Sunday they told me
Monday and when Monday reach
they said Tuesday.
"I went to Medical Records for
the report on Tuesday morning
and said they were doing up the
report. Then I was told that I could
not get the report, that it had to
be the baby s mother. So I went
home and told her and she went
that same day to collect the report
but when she got there she was
told that the lady who was doing
the report left for the day. Up to
now we can t get the report neither
an explanation and all we want is
that," Criss said.
Phillip said she was given liquid
Panadol to administer to baby
Messiah for pain and fever.
"I know he is in pain because
he cries constantly, especially at
Baby Messiah s grandfather,
Damien Criss said that although
the baby is his fifth grandchild, it
is his first grandson and that he
would like to get the best medical
care for him, "All I want to know
is that the baby s arm will be treat-
ed and cared for so it could heal
properly and they wouldn t have
to break back his arm for the heal-
ing process to start all over again."
An official at the PoSGH, who
wished not to be identified told
the T&T Guardian that broken
bones and fractures can occur dur-
ing childbirth when the process
gets difficult, "when the baby
becomes stuck in the vaginal pas-
sageway and doctors struggle to
get the baby loose."
He, however, assured that all
will be done by the PoSGH to
ensure that the baby s broken arm
is well mended.
On Thursday, Criss sought help
from Ian Alleyne, host of CNC s
Crime Watch. Criss situation was
highlighted on the prime time
Newborn baby's arm broken
Patients are generally happy with the
healthcare at the Port-of-Spain General
Hospital but the few negative cases are
the ones that go viral said Bernadine Far-
rell, Head Nurse of the Labour Ward at
the Port-of-Spain General Hospital
"If you have a thousand good deliveries
and you have two negatives, you will not
hear about the good ones. However, there
is the general consensus that patients are
happy about the conditions here. This
month we have had 80 births and we would
have had one negative episode which hap-
pened day before yesterday. That was one
mother that was not totally co-operative,
she was a but delirious and ran out of the
birthing suite and had to be followed by
the doctors and nurses and doctors, who
brought her back. Unfortunately, that went
viral," she told the media yesterday at Mater-
nity Ward, PoSGH.
According to information from the Mater-
nity Ward, between 100 to 130 babies are
born each month, and on average about ten
babies are born daily at the PoSGH.
Kossi Criss, 30, holds his baby Messiah Criss whose left arm was
broken during delivery at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital on May 1.
At right is the infant's mother, Onella Phillip. PHOTO: ROBERTO CODALLO
Dad demands answers after...
The North West Regional Health
Authority (NWRHA) yesterday gave
out hampers to mothers who gave birth
over the weekend.
Farrell said the first baby to be born
on Mother's Day at the PoSGH
yesterday was a boy, Tyler Yee. The
mother Akeda Miguel was excited and
happy to give birth to her baby boy on
the day that pays tribute to mothers.
The baby was born at 8.42 am and
weighs five pounds three ounces.
Miguel, a first-time mother, said the
baby is an early surprise and she was
due to give birth to the baby next
"I was supposed to give birth on June
7 so this was a pleasant surprise. I was
out having dinner last night and my
water bag burst. But today I am happy. I
have no complaints, as they treated me
well here as a patient," she said.
Farrell said that for a first-time
mother Miguel did well while giving
MOTHER'S DAY JOY
After one of the most fruitful business days
of the year, the owner of Amin s Restaurant
fell victim to a daring daylight robbery.
According to reports, around 4 pm yesterday
evening, owner Pope Amin, was about to enter
her Toyota Prado vehicle when a lone bandit
confronted her outside of her business place
on Southern Main Road, Marabella.
The man, armed with a firearm, snatched
her purse which contained about $18,000 in
cash, cellphones and other personal items.
Pope, 40, of Suchit Trace, Penal was not hurt.
The man fired a single shot as he ran off,
but no one was hurt.
Officers of the Marabella Police Station
responded and are continuing investigations.
Roti shop owner robbed on Mother's Day
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