There are thousands of reasons to admire the men and women who have to spend their entire shift in full PPE as they treat patients.
Hospital wards are renown for being hotter than the surface of the sun whenever the outside ambient temperature goes over 10 degrees Celsius.
Earlier this year, my wife gave birth in a hospital (not in Russia), and one of the midwives who looked after her explained that the radiators in the ward we were staying on had been kept on for decades as nobody knew how to turn them off.
But when one nurse in Russia decided that the best way to stop herself from overheating was to strip off down to her underwear, it wasn’t long before she found herself in hot water.
According to the DailyMail, the nurse works in a hospital 100 miles south of Moscow in a place called ‘Tula’.
She had no complaints from the patients, but nonetheless, the management decided that her look was not in keeping with the rest of the hospital staff.
The nurse told her managers at Tula Regional Clinical Hospital that she did not realise the Personal Protective Equipment she wore when treating coronavirus patients was so transparent…
The regional health ministry ignored her rationale for wearing nothing under her PPE, and they reported that ‘a disciplinary sanction was applied to the nurse of the infectious diseases department who violated (uniform) requirements’.
Judging by the look on the face of the patient in the picture, then she definitely ‘raised’ the morale of her patients…
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