A nurse in Russia has been given a telling off for ‘non-compliance with the requirements of medical clothing’.
The unnamed nurse, who is in her 20s, was pictured on a coronavirus ward for male patients in Tula, 120 miles south of Moscow, and the picture was spotted online by her bosses.
She was called in for a meeting where she said that she was too hot wearing her normal uniform underneath the see-through plastic PPE she had been given.
She also said that she didn’t realise how transparent the PPE was. The regional health ministry said that ‘a disciplinary sanction was applied to the nurse of the infectious diseases department who violated (uniform) requirements’.
A patient said that there was no objection to her attire but there had been ‘some embarrassment’. Responding to local newspaper reports, readers said that she had shown she had a sense of humour while another woman said she had raised the patients’ moods. The exact nature of her reprimand is unknown. According to Worldometer, Russia has had 308,705 infections from coronavirus with 2,972 deaths and 85,392 recoveries. Some fear the statistics have been downplayed by authorities.