India gearing up for 2 lakh tests daily, private lab share remains under 20%
India is now gearing up to ramp it to 2 lakh a day. While the daily average has crossed 1 lakh tests, private laboratories, who fought long and hard to be allowed to test, have contributed to less than 20% of the total samples tested daily. However, almost 30% of the laboratory infrastructure belongs to private labs. The tests in government labs went up by almost 270 per cent from 23,932 to 88,947.