Malawi’s ministry of health has urged religious leaders to stop the tendency of telling their followers to stop taking ARVs after they pray for them.
This has come after the ministry observed that a lot of people are dying after being convinced that they have been healed through prayer.
Chief of health services for the ministry of health Dr Charles Mwansambo said the tendency must be discouraged as it is leading to the death of many people.
”Am a believer, I do believe in prayer but there were times when Jesus healed the sick using soil this shows that there is power in medicine,” said Mwansambo.
He added that it is against the scriptures to stop people from taking ARV’s because there is need for divine interventions which need scientific approach of which God gave us.
Mwansambo further said that the tendency has taken lots of lives and there is need for of pastors to have a regulatory body which will monitor their work.
He added that in other cases they should be banned as they are misleading people.