Received: 6 November 2020
Accepted: 17 August 2021
First Online: 17 September 2021
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (Ref No:EC-16-169). The information sheet was explained to each participant and verbal consent was obtained. Verbal consent was deemed more appropriate by the Ethical Review Committee, since a government-led mandatory post-natal screening (using EPDS) was already in place in the same clinics, for which verbal consent alone was being taken. This similar non-interventional study has no more than minimal risks to its subjects. Considering the study context and setting, verbal consent was considered sufficient and appropriate.
: Not Applicable.
: There are no competing interests.