Is CABG (bypass surgery) a disability?
Q: I am a 46 years old male working as a supervisor in a coal mine. I underwent CABG (bypass surgery) two months back. Now I am healthy. My surgeon had certified me medically fit to resume duties in underground coal mines. I have the following questions to ask:
A:Here are the answers to your questions:
- If your surgeon has already certified you, then I don't think you need to be worried. Please have faith in your surgeon and follow his advice.
- The rules regarding disability are laid down specifically by each institution and therefore you need to contact your company’s doctor or company’s health resource personnel for this information.
- Generally bypass surgery does not come under the category of disability and therefore, percentage is not applicable. However, if there are some special rules for underground mining, then I am not aware of them and I repeat, your local doctor may be more knowledgeable in this regard.