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SAMHS personnel commended for COVID-19 pandemic effort

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More than a year after COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in South Africa were lifted, SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel were recognised for their contribution...

Funding shortfall means military health patients face complications and possibly death

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A presentation by the Director: Military Health Planning of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) left Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) under...

“Consequences” sought for 1 Mil RAMP non-performance

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Using politically correct language, Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) urges the senior command cabal of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and...

1 Military Hospital now “a white elephant”

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A forensic report into an apparently flawed and – to date - failed repair and maintenance project (RAMP) at the SA Military Health Service...

SAMHS readying medical task group for Gauteng COVID-19 onslaught

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The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) has assembled a 60-strong multi-disciplinary medical task group (MTG) in response to last week’s call by the acting...

Surgeon General on Western Cape inspection tour

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Hundred plus military medical personnel in North West

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More than a hundred military health personnel are currently deployed in trouble-torn North West, running the province's major provincial hospital and ensuring...

SAMHS providing essential services in volatile North West

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Dr Magome Masike, MEC for Health in the violence-torn North West, has welcomed the arrival of military medics at Mafikeng hospital because...

SA Military Health Services running Mafikeng Hospital

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Elements of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) moved into the government hospital in the North West provincial capital, Mafikeng, in the...

SAMHS Academic Days to mark military health achievements and excellence

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The SA National Defence Force's fourth component – the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) – is this week marking its achievements in...

SAMHS helping Gauteng Health clear autopsy backlog

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The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) has since yesterday (Wednesday) been assisting with autopsies in Gauteng because labour action at the provincial...

New boss for 7 Med Battalion Group

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The new man in charge of SA Military Health Service's (SAMHS) 7 Medical Battalion Group, Colonel Mcebisi Mdutywa, has earned the joint...

Just on a billion Rand needed to make 1 Mil fully...

What was once the flagship of military health service in South Africa and respected as such internationally now needs a close to...

Surgeon General wants SAMHS personnel to be “health warriors”

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The Surgeon General of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), Lieutenant General Aubrey Sedibe, wants the mindset of SA Military Health Service...

Alleged sexual assaults at Infantry School sickbay – doctor arrested

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A civilian doctor doing community service at the SA Army Infantry School sickbay has been arrested in connection with charges of sexual...

Military medical task team recommendations being implemented

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Following complaints from both medical personnel and patients, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula appointed a ministerial medical task team (MMTT)...

Department of Defence keeping quiet on Nkandla sickbay

Its own enquiry into military aspects of the Presidential homestead in KwaZulu-Natal was completed a year ago but the SA National Defence...

Pay problems for trainee military paramedics

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About 20 trainee paramedics in the SA Military Health Services (SAMHS) maintain they are not being cared for by the SA National...

Aspiring South African military doctors studying in Cuba

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Twenty-five South Africans are currently in Cuba studying medicine compliments of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) SA Military Health Service (SAMHS). This...

Soldiers on border protection continue good work arresting more than 3...

While the issue of the signal disruption in Parliament ahead of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) dominated this week's Justice,...

South Africa still contributing to the fight against Ebola

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South Africa's wider health sector, including the military, has and is contributing to the fight against Ebola. Earlier this month the SA Military...

Locally developed mobile chemical and biological lab ready for SAMHS

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Development, testing and evaluation are complete and the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) now has a fully equipped chemical and biological analysis...

SANDF not meeting staffing targets

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and its governing entity, the Department of Defence (DoD), reported an overall vacancy rate of just...

SA Military Health Service not well

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The appointment of a Ministerial task team to investigate aspects of the military health system in South Africa came after the financial...

SAMHS ready for Ebola in SANDF African mission areas

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Due to the nature and areas of South African military deployment, the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) maintains a contingent capability to...

SAMHS ready if Ebola appears

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South African soldiers deployed continentally on peacekeeping and peace support operations need have no fear about Ebola. The SA Military Health Service...

Ministerial military health task team still working

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The work being done by a military health task team is ongoing and its final report to Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected...

Why didn’t Zuma go to 1 Military Hospital?

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If President Jacob Zuma's brief stay in hospital at the weekend was not at the country's flagship military medical institution "it amounts...

SANDF bringing out the big guns for the Rand Show

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All four arms of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be out in force at the Rand Show next week. For...

SA military health makes its mark at the UN

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Doctrinal and development work done by the medical arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been recognised by the United...

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