South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) celebrations in dedication to Madiba in Kimberly: 16 – 19 July 201212 July 2012
The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) is the Arm of Service that is responsible for the well-being of all the soldiers of the South African National Defence Force and this year is celebrating its 33rd year as a single Arm of Service. To commemorate this milestone, the SAMHS will dedicate the week of Monday 16 July 2012 to Thursday 19 July 2012 to Madiba and will provide a free health assessment to all residents in the Kimberley area at the Galeshewe stadium.
The health assessment will include the following:
These assessments will be done in conjunction with the Department of Health to ensure residents receive the necessary referrals if needed.
SAMHS is also the custodian of animal health in the military. Members of the
public are welcome to bring their pets along for a free health assessment and a
The pick-up points are:
The celebrations at the Galeshewe stadium will also include an exhibition by the SAMHS to showcase some of the unique equipment that was used during the 2010 Soccer World Cup as well as demonstrations by the Military Health Training Formation. The dog handlers of SAMHS will also demonstrate during this period.
On Thursday 19 July 2012 at 11h00, the SAMHS will hold a medal parade at the City Hall to honour members for their duties during peacekeeping missions and to commemorate and honour all those SAMHS members that paid the ultimate price in service of our great nation.
Surgeon General of the SA National Defence Force, Lieutenant General Vee-jay
Ramlakan will bestow medals to the deserving members.
Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the opening ceremony on Monday 16 July 2012 at 11:00 at the Galeshewe stadium as well as the medal parade on Thursday 19 July 2012 at 10:45 at the Kimberley City Hall.
ISSUED BY: Department of Defence
ENQUIRIES: Colonel Louis Kirstein