The unidentified nurse, who appeared to be ‘too hot’ to wear her uniform under the PPE, was disciplined by hospital bosses in Tula, Russia after operating on a coronavirus ward wearing lingerie.
A nurse who’s been treating patients with coronavirus was pictured wearing only lingerie beneath her translucent PPE. The unidentified Russian woman had been operating at a Covid-19 unit, treating only male patients, a Tula hospital.
The photo gained notoriety rapidly, as she can be seen wearing matching black bra and knickers as she writes the chart of a patient.
However and hospital chiefs were not astonished, and the nurse was punished for “non-compliance with medical apparel criteria.”
The nurse who is in her 20’s said that she was “too hot” to wear the nurses’ uniform under the gown.
She told her Tula Regional Clinical Hospital managers that she did not realize the PPE she was wearing and it was so transparent to treat coronavirus patients.
The regional health ministry announced that “the infectious disease department’s nurse who breached (uniform) criteria has been given disciplinary sanctions.”
At first, her officers said the woman was wearing “lingerie” but later reported that she had a “swimming costume” beneath the Protective gown.
The nurse did not comment openly about the incident, and the precise specifics of the disciplinary action were also not revealed.
One patient said the men in the coronavirus ward did not have any objection while acknowledging that there was “some embarrassment.”
A local Tula News newspaper reader has congratulated the nurse.
“In this gloomy, gloomy world at least somebody has a sense of humor,” Sergey Ratnikov said.
“Why the rebuke? “Albert Kuzminov asked.
Another supporter said: “Everyone was screaming at her, but nobody was paying attention to her being dressed in this way because of the heat.
“You should have shouted at the administration … because there is no regular air conditioning here.”
Marina Astakhova posted: “Well done, she took the patients’ mood up.”
Though Valery Kapnin wrote: “You ought to praise her for punishing the nurse.
“No-one wants to die when he sees this dress.”
The incident came when the director of Russia’s Covid-19 monitoring center, Alexander Myasnikov, a retired television scientist, surprised audiences with his candid conversation about the coronavirus crisis.