1 Million Tested Under VD Eradication Policy
The Ministry of Heath has set up ninety-six health clinics nationwide in an effort to eradicate venereal disease (VD). The Ministry said it tested more than 1 million women last year, including hostesses, dancers, and comfort women. It treated infected women for free.
However, because of such shortages as budget, medicine, and facilities; concerned authorities, on the 15th, said that could not test men on a mass scale and focuses only on testing and treating women, suggesting that eradication of VD was not possible.