Due to the corona crisis, the Public Healthcare Service for South East Brabant (GGD BZO), referred 4,000 fewer people to have an STD test in 2020 and 2021. GroenLinks and D66 in Eindhoven want this backlog to be cleared.
Due to the corona crisis, the Sexual Health team of the GGD was deployed from March 2020 to mid-2021 to combat corona. Due to the efforts of the team to combat corona, 4,000 fewer patients were seen, GroenLinks and D66 write.
As a result, the demand for STD tests is now beyond the capacity of the GGD. In addition, more STDs are currently being detected. When the GGD urgently requested more financial resources from the Ministry of Health in 2020, their request was turned down.
To safeguard the sexual health of the residents of Eindhoven, GroenLinks and D66 want extra money to go to the GGD BZO, so that the backlog in sexual health care can be cleared.
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