MEDICAL aid services provider, Mammoth Health Plan, has partnered with the Maletsunyane Braai Festival scheduled for later this month.
Mammoth Health Plan is one of the leading medical aid services providers established in 2003 in Lesotho offering health care services locally and regionally.
Announcing the partnership, Mammoth Health Plan’s operations manager, Thuso Sefika, said they realised it was ideal to partner with the festival to offer health and safety services at the event.
He said their concern was on the empowerment of the Semonkong community as well as the health and safety of the revellers.
“There will be two mobile clinics operated by professional health service providers, two ambulances and 30 fire extinguishers all provided by mammoth so accidents which might happen during the festival,” Sefika said
Sefika further noted that they will also provide free aerobics sessions on the Sunday morning of the festival and free hiking lessons to their Mammoth card holders.
“The idea is to promote a healthy lifestyle among Basotho. Our partnership with the festival is for both safety and also to encourage a healthy lifestyle,” he said.
He said although this will be their first edition, they hope to maintain the relationship for future editions.
For his part, Mammoth finance manager, Mothomong Raleche, said they were also aware that the Semonkong community also takes this chance to make money with activities such as horse riding and they thought it was ideal that they offer safety measures so that people will get assistance if ever they encounter problems during those activities.
“A lot of people are scared of horse riding because of the anxiety and possible accidents but we believe the existence of health services will ease their fear,” Raleche said.
On Behalf of the festival organisers, Tichere Pule, from OTB exclusive events managements said he was glad that Mammoth found it fit to partner with the festival.
Pule said the introduction of activities such as aerobics and hiking would enhance the value of the festival as they hope that many revellers would be thrilled to join in.
“For the past two years we always had a few health and safety measures but Mammoth has brought a whole new level of safety and by that we are really grateful,” Pule said.