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Orissa government to apply brake on Budhia

Orissa government is considering restraining child marathon prodigy Budhia Singh from running long distance.

india Updated: May 08, 2006 18:57 IST

Orissa government is considering restraining child marathon prodigy Budhia Singh from running long distance as his medical report said that the child should not be subjected to it.

"We are examining the report ... We will consult the law and home departments and consider whether the boy can be refrained from running long distance," the Women and Child Development Minister Pramila Mallick told reporters in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

"I will also consult the Chief Minister (Naveen Patnaik) on the subject," she said adding the government was keen on the welfare of the child prodigy and would like him to be trained at a reputed institution to hone his latent skill.

The medical board, which examined the boy, said it was evident from the findings that the boy's protein catabolism was more and he was under cardiological stress probably due to long distance running.

"If the boy continues to run for long distance it may aggravate the condition, may even result in renal failure as suggested in serum urea and serum potassium profile," the 13-page report said.

Budhia has earned a place in the Limca Book of Records on Tuesday last week after running a mind-boggling 65 km from Puri to Bhubaneswar in 7.02 hours. The run triggered a controversy with doctors, coaches and a section of the media questioning the wisdom of making the child run such long distances.

The report said the risk of heat stroke was increased in a child if he was allowed to run for long distance.