The nurse from Tula in Russia went viral for her photos wearing a revealing personal protective equipment (PPE) circulated online as she fights COVID-19. Nadia, 23, was captured wearing a swimsuit revealed by her transparent PPE. Other netizens gave her the moniker, “hot Russian nurse”.
Initially, it was reported that she wore it because it was “hot” wearing the material throughout long shifts as required in her workplace, the Tula Regional Clinical Hospital.Several Russian professionals in the field who saw the photos said that the Russian government has to do better to help medical professionals to keep them from suffering from being overheated on the job.
The see-through incident resulted in a reprimand against the 23- year old nurse as she violated the regional health ministry’s guidelines. Reports indicated that she was disciplined. The translated statement of the ministry said, “Employees were reminded of the need to comply with the requirements for sanitary clothing and appearance.”
However, a news article identified a Putin ally who is not in favor of the sanction against the nurse. Earlier today, the punishment was overturned. The doctors explained that the nurse had to wear it due to shortages of scrubs refuting the notion that she wore it because it was “hot”.