Russian Nurse Penalised for Wearing Lingerie Under Her PPE
A Russian nurse treating COVID-19, caused a buzz by deciding to wear nothing but a lingerie under her see-through PPE, because according to her, she was feeling ‘too hot.’
Nadia, a 23 year old nurse, is currently working in a Covid-19 ward, in a hospital in Tula, where all of her patients are men.
Pictures of her immediately went viral.
However, hospital chiefs were not amused and punished the nurse for “non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing”.
She told her managers at Tula Regional Clinical Hospital that she did not realise the PPE she wore when treating coronavirus patients was so transparent.
The regional health ministry said:
“A disciplinary sanction was applied to the nurse of the infectious diseases department who violated (uniform) requirements. Her chiefs at first said the woman was wearing ‘lingerie’ but later claimed she had a ‘swimming suit’ beneath the gown.”
The nurse has not spoken publicly on the incident and the exact details of the disciplinary action were not revealed. One patient said there was no objection from men in the coronavirus ward while admitting there was “some embarrassment”.