Pharmacists in the country have lamented shortage of qualified pharmacists which results into employment of unqualified personnel.

Speaking during at an urban science café organized by Malawi Liverpool Welcome Trust at College of Medicine in Blantyre pharmacist Agness Chitedze from Mwaiwathu Private Hospital said “this is affecting drug prescription hence antibiotic resistance.”

Chitedze has therefore pleaded with authorities to establish more colleges to train pharmacists.

In her remarks chairperson of parliamentary committee on health Juliana Lunguzi suggested a recheck on medical treatment in hospitals.

Principal medical officer in the ministry of health Dr Collings Mitambo promised to act on the problem.