The association believes that it is the key to identifying COVID-19 patients early and also breaking the chain to stop the spread of the disease.
Local media said the petition pointed out to how the number of testing being carried out in the state was disproportionately lower than its population. It appealed that the number of tests should be in tandem with the population. Gujarat has 23 government and 18 private laboratories capable of testing for COVID-19.
Nineteen districts of the state still lack testing facilities. The number of COVID-19 cases in the state has crossed 45,000.
Tags: AMA, Gujarat High Court, COVID-19