The main principles of the Soviet health

The Communist party and the Soviet government pay great attention to the increase of material wealth and culture of the Soviet people, health Soviet man. For them there is no more important than serving the interests of workers, concern for the welfare and happiness of the people.
One striking example of this concern is the Soviet health care. In our country, building a Communist society, in fact, is the right of all citizens to free medical assistance. This right conquered people as a result of victory of the socialist system and guaranteed by the Constitution of the USSR. In the main law of our state, said, "citizens of the USSR have the right to maintenance in old age and in case of illness and disability. This right is ensured by a wide development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical care workers, provision of workers with a wide network of resorts". The Soviet system of health care is the most progressive in the world.
Public expenditure on health and physical culture from year to year grow, and in 1974 they reached 10.6 billion rubles, which 359 million roubles more than in the previous year.
Bed stock of the country by the end of 1974 was 2934 thousand, i.e. 115, 8mm beds per 10,000 inhabitants. In 1975, at the end of the five-year period, this figure will reach 117,0 beds per 10 000 inhabitants.
The USSR occupies the first place in the world in the number of doctors. Every fourth doctor planet - Soviet. So, in 1973, was 731,8 thousand doctors, i.e. 29.4 per 10 000 population. By the end of the five-year plan will 830 thousand, i.e. of 32.5 per 10 000 population, which is 308 inhabitants per doctor.
No country in the world has so many health professionals, standing on the protection of the health of workers. Every year an increasing number of graduates of medical schools and colleges.
Forms and methods of medical servicing of the population is constantly being improved.
Back in the dawn of our country among the first decrees of Soviet power, published with the signature Century I. Lenin, were the decrees on occupational safety and health, on the protection of the interests of mothers and children, about the opening of the workers ' resorts, rest homes and sanatoriums.
In 1919, at the VIII Congress of the RCP(b) in the Programme of the Bolshevik party were recorded the party's tasks in the field of health protection of the people. In the basis of its activity in the field of protection of the public health PSC believes first of all, the extensive health and sanitary measures for preventing the development of diseases.
In line with this, the RCP has as its immediate task:
1. Strong broad-sanitary measures in the interests of workers, such as:
a) improvement of residential areas (protection of soil, water and air);
b) production of public catering on scientific and hygienic basis;
C) organization of measures preventing the development and spread of infectious diseases;
d) provision of sanitary legislation.
2. The fight against social diseases (tuberculosis, wanerstam, alcoholism and so on).
3. Promote public access to free and qualified medical and drug use *.
This Program of our party were laid out the main principles of the Soviet health care.
The main principles of the Soviet health are the following:
1. State character, unity and planning.
2. Free use and availability of qualified medical care.
3. Preventive services; extensive Wellness activities and organization of dispensary observation.
4. Health education; health education of the population; the involvement of public organizations and population in the construction of health.
5. The unity of medical science and practice.

* The CPSU resolutions and decisions of congresses, conferences, plenums of the Central Committee. H. I. Ed. 7-E. M., 1954, S. 429.