A nurse treating patients has been photographed wearing just lingerie under her transparent PPE. According to newstula, the unnamed Russian woman was working on a Covid-19 ward, treating only male patients in Tula.
Colleagues, doctors, and politicians have rushed to her defense, accusing hospital bosses in the city of Tula of failing to provide her with correct PPE for working on a coronavirus ward.
They said she was not provided with proper scrubs to wear underneath the thin gown, which was also too thin to offer proper protection from the virus.
Male patients on the ward said they had ‘no complaints’ about the uniform, but admitted there was ‘some embarrassment’.
Hospital chiefs were not amused and punished the nurse for non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing. The nurse, in her 20s said she was too hot wearing her uniform under the gown.
She told her managers at Tula Regional Clinical Hospital that she did not realize the PPE she wore when treating coronavirus patients was so transparent.
The regional health ministry reported that “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.