Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath says pregnant women will vaccinate from June 9 in Piliyandala area.
According to Family Health Bureau (FHB) Director Dr. Chithramalee De Silva, so far 7 pregnant mothers have died due to COVID19 in Sri Lanka. A pregnant woman reportedly died on June 1 at the Kalubovila hospital. This death considered as the 7th pregnant women death in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile the Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases has decided to grant approval to vaccinate pregnant women with Sinopharm coronavirus jab, says Dr. Chitramalee De Silva. Dr. De Silva noted that expectant mothers with complications will be given priority. Necessary circulars in this regard are currently in preparation, she said addressing a media briefing today.
According to officials currently there are about 130 coronavirus infected pregnant women.
Last month 28-years pregnant woman from Kurunegala, Kobeygane died due to complications from COVID19 after Kurunegala hospital doctors successfully delivered her baby. As the woman’s condition was getting bad, she was admitted to Kurunegala hospital, there doctors had to do an emergency caesarean c-section, and were able to deliver the baby.
Last month Commissioner-General of Labour requests from Board Of Investment BoI to allow Pregnant Women to work from home WFH those who works in BoI zones. Department of Labour has requested that expectant mothers who are employed in the private sector be permitted to stay at home, given the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation.
On May 5th, A pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus died while receiving treatments at the Colombo North teaching Hospital at Ragama and she was the first pregnant woman in the country to be diagnosed with coronavirus and died.
Advice for pregnant women during COVID-19 via UNICEF web