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Surgeon General on Western Cape inspection tour

South Africa’s top military medic is currently in the throes of an inspection tour of all SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) facilities, including specialist...

SAMHS healthcare “activities” top the two million mark

The 2019/20 financial year saw the medical arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) “perform” more than two million “healthcare activities” according to...

Portfolio Committee hears about Military Medical Service “challenges”

The fourth service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was in the Parliamentary spotlight this week and will be again in the not-too-distant...

Military medics in Eastern Cape to help provincial health department

A team of 50 plus SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) professionals today (Monday, 6 July) started duties in the Eastern Cape, a province ravaged...

SAMHS for the defence force and South Africa

The fourth arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) which, in addition to providing healthcare...

SAMHS sergeant dies in hot extraction demonstration

A 35-year-old SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) sergeant died after falling from a helicopter during a hot extraction demonstration at the weekend. "Sergeant...

SAMHS looks to acquire field hospital for continental deployment

SA Military Health Services (SAMHS) plans to acquire a Level 2 field hospital which looks set for continental deployment. According to a Department...

SA Military Health Service still in North West

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) deployment in the North West, part of Operation Prosper to assist other government department and agencies,...

SA Military Health Service still filling the gap in North West

More than a hundred uniformed healthcare practitioners are daily applying their various specialised disciplines in the troubled North West, secure in knowing...

Military Health Service not financially well

The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) will have to put up with deterioration in facilities, obsolete equipment and a shortage of suitably...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...