It is important to change attitudes before going for a change in the system, said state minister Kanaka Herath yesterday (07).
He was speaking during the House debate on the no-faith motion against health minister Keheliya Rambukwella.
Herath said despite various criticisms, Sri Lanka has the best health service in South Asia, in the form of a free universal healthcare system.
He also said that he felt that although many want a system change, any system implementation does not move forward.
Human resources, administration, procurement and everything else should be centralized.
Removing the health minister for a system change is useless because he is just one figure in the entire system.
He expressed belief that the proper use of technology would solve most of the outstanding issues.