State: Girl hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter ‘med­i­cal ne­glect’

Woonsocket Call - - Obituaries/Region -

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Is­land child wel­fare in­ves­ti­ga­tors say the hospi­tal­iza­tion of an 11-year-old girl last week was due in part to "med­i­cal ne­glect."

The state De­part­ment of Chil­dren, Youth and Fam­i­lies says the North Kingstown girl was ad­mit­ted to the pe­di­atric in­ten­sive care unit at Has­bro Chil­dren's Hos­pi­tal on Oct. 3. They say she suf­fers from a chronic med­i­cal con­di­tion, but did not spec­ify the con­di­tion.

Aspokeswoman says the agency had al­ready been work­ing with the girl's fam­ily to re­solve un­spec­i­fied is­sues. The de­part­ment says it has no­ti­fied the state's Of­fice of the Child Ad­vo­cate.

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