Delhi HC Says, People With Varicose Vein Not Fit To Join Armed Forces

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  • Delhi HC says that people with varicose veins and operated upon will be unfit to be a part of armed forces.

  • Varicose vein causes heaviness in legs and causes an inability to stand or walk for long hours.

  • It can lead to impairment of blood circulation and also cause problems in other vessels too.

  • Varicose vein can cause leg cramps at night followed by dermatitis that can cause ulcer too.

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Just in case you plan on making a career in Armed Forces, be sure you don't have any varicose vein problems. If you happen to acquire it, it may cost you your job.

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The Delhi High Court went on to say that people who had acquired varicose veins and got it operated will be unfit to be a part of armed forces, as it would limit an individual to work in extreme conditions with more physical activity. Further studies showed that people diagnosed with varicose vein would have heaviness in their legs with an inability to stand or walk for long hours. It would also cause leg cramps at night followed by dermatitis that could also cause the development of ulcers.

The bench went on to say that the consequences of people with varicose veins, who get it operated can lead to impairment of blood circulation and also have a predisposition of developing problems in other vessels too.

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The court came up with this order after a man who filled a petition in which he had sat for a combined recruitment written exam, in 2015 for Special Security Force (SSF), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and National Investigation Agency (NIA). The candidate had actually qualified for the written exam for selection in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) but failed the medical exam and physical test, in context of tremors, varicose vein and tachycardia. Even after going through surgery, the medical board had declared him unfit as there are chances of new varicose veins to develop after surgery.

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