Burnt teen still receiving medical care; Greene says children may have to be relocated

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – The teenager who was on Tuesday admitted to a medical institution some two weeks after she was severely burnt while preparing meals for her family is still hospitalized and there is no foreseeable date for her release as yet.

This is according to the Head of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA), Anne Greene who told iNews in an interview on Friday February 27 that the young lady who is said to be in her early teens was “seriously burnt” during the incident.

It was earlier reported that the Better Hope, East Coast Demerara teenager was hospitalized after suffering for two weeks and neighbours fearing for the girl’s health sought the intervention of the CC&PA.The agency had intervened and commenced an investigation into the incident.

According to Greene, while the child is in the hospital recovering from her injuries, the agency will have to make a decision about whether she would be removed from the home.

The CC&PA head reported that thus far investigations have revealed that “there is serious dysfunction in the family” hence it is more than likely that the child would have to be relocated.

She also related that there was a younger child in the home and both of them would be relocated with the first preference being the home of other relatives. [Jomo Paul]