A nurse on an all-male coronavirus ward in Russia has been disciplined for only wearing ‘lingerie’ beneath her transparent protective gown.
Her revealing picture went viral after being taken by a patient at a hospital in Tula, 100 miles south of Moscow, who said there were ‘no complaints’ from his bedfellows.
But hospital chiefs were not amused and punished the nurse for ‘non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing’.
The unnamed medic in her 20s said she was ‘too hot’ wearing her nurses’ uniform under the gown.
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.
Despite this, the regional health ministry reported that ‘a disciplinary sanction was applied to the nurse of the infectious diseases department who violated (uniform) requirements’.
Another supporter said: ‘Everyone shouted at her, but no one paid attention that she was dressed in this way because of the heat.
‘Maybe you need to yell at the management … because there is no normal air conditioning here.’
A woman commenter Marina Astakhova posted: ‘Well done, she raised the mood of the patients.’
And Valery Kapnin wrote: ‘Why punish the nurse, you need to reward her. ‘Seeing this outfit, no-one wants to die.’