Despite the pregnant mothers have been advised to get the Covid vaccine, only 3,000 out of 200,000 pregnant mothers have been inoculated so far, said Dr Chitramali de Silva, Director of the Family Health Bureau.
These data shows only 1.5 per cent of all pregnant mothers have forwarded to receive the jab She further said.
She said about 700 pregnant women infected with the Covid virus were being treated in hospitals and that their lives would be in danger if they were admitted to the intensive care unit with complications.
To date, 19 pregnant mothers have died. None of the mothers who died was vaccinated.