Two weeks later burnt Better Hope teenager receives medical attention

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– Head of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) Ann Greene

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Head of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) Ann Greene has confirmed that a Better Hope, East Coast Demerara teenager is receiving medical treatment for two week-old burns about her body.

Greene told iNews during a telephone interview on Tuesday, February 24, that while information still remains sketchy, the child has been taken for medical attention.

According to reports in local media, the young teen of Better Hope was preparing meals when a pot with rice fell. The contents of the pot had drenched her from her breast down inflicting her with serious burns.

However, after more than two weeks of being at home the child had not received any medical attention.

According to the report, the CC&PA was then contacted and intervened in the teen’s interest. The head of the CC&PA said that at present the teen is still at a medical institution where a medical examination is being done.

Green has indicated that investigations are still ongoing into the incident and a report will be provided at a later date.

When asked about the possibility of the child being taken into the state’s custody, Greene pointed out that it is a “last resort” but will be based on assessment that it to be undertaken by CC&PA officials.