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166 Military Veterans Recieve Health Care Cards

29 October 2013


Date: 29 October 2013
Venue: Mafikeng / Molopo Sick Bay, 10 Sai Military Base
Time: 09h00 – 16h00

Date: 31 October 2013
Venue: Potchefstroom Area Military Health Unit
Time: 09h00 – 16h00

The campaign is aimed at ensuring prevention of ill health; early detection; and treatment of illnesses as well as ensuring that healthcare is given to qualifying military veterans’. Those who will be receiving these services should bring along the following documents: an ID, proof of income if employed, (or affidavit if unemployed), and the letter that they have received from the Department of Military Veterans.

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula launched the Military Veterans Health and Wellness Campaign on the 15th of October 2013 in KZN. 2 million rands has been set aside for this campaign. and the theme is “Your health is our concern”.

The wellness include free medical check ups as well as counselling to military veterans including amongst others chronic diseases, eye tests which are provided by professional doctors from the Military Veterans Healthcare Practitioners Association. The campaign which will be effected countrywide will see military veterans getting medical health care cards and free health screening.

The campaign seeks to distribute 4800 healthcare cards to Military Veterans across the country from the 15th October to 4th December 2013, 986 healthcare care have been distributed in KZN and Limpopo. For more information on the schedule visit our website.

The Department of Military Veterans embarks on this campaign after observing that most Military Veterans call for healthcare when they are already too sick and without proper authorisation to access the South African Medical Health Services facilities.


Lebogang Mothapa
073 882 4522


Mbulelo Musi
Cell: 082 338 3890


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