A film about the problems of medical services for the population of the USSR. Interview with the chairman of the Central Committee of the trade union of medical workers L. I. Novak, academician E. I. Chazov, rural paramedic A. A. Nesterova, doctor S. I. Anvayer, young doctor V. G. Karyukin, doctor Z.S. ), surgeon Sulpovar (synchronously). Maternity hospital. Reception of childbirth. Newborn, woman in labor. Feeding newborns. Sklifosovsky Institute. The movement of the ambulance car. Operation. Surgeon Sulpovar at the operation, talks about his life and work (synchronously and behind the scenes). Apartment, photographs, books of the surgeon, professor I. A. Belichenko. Doctors, medical staff of the Ostroum hospital examine and treat patients. Caring for bedridden patients. The priest is at the patient's bed.