Delay in getting test results has direct connection with spread of COVID-19: Karnataka HC directs State to promptly release test results

The Bench asked the State to consider issuing a direction to testing labs to inform persons who test positive for COVID-19 what action must be taken.
Delay in getting test results has direct connection with spread of COVID-19: Karnataka HC directs State to promptly release test results
Chief Justice Abhay Oka, Justice Alok Aradhe

The Karnataka High Court this week directed the state government to ensure that the COVID-19 test results of patients are released as early as possible.

While passing this direction, the Court noted that though the state government had issued a circular dated May 2 listing guidelines for giving out COVID-19 test results in an expeditious manner, the same was not being strictly adhered to.

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