More pharmacists needed in Singapore

According to Sept-17 Channel NewsAsia, Ministry of Health (MOH) is looking to recruit more pharmacists from overseas over the next five years as the supply of local graduates will not be enough to meet the demand. Like last year, the National University of Singapore's pharmacy department produced 150 graduates, up from 41 in 1996. But there should be 200 new pharmacy graduates to join the workforce every year.
 So, among the amendments to the Pharmacist Registration Act, which will be debated in Parliament this week, is one to allow the conditional and temporary registration of foreign-trained pharmacists.


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