A Russian nurse has caused controversy while wearing protective gear over a bikini while working in a hospital.
According to RT, a nurse in Tula, Russia, became a topic of debate on the internet after she decided to wear protective gear over a bikini at work.
Local newspaper Tulskie Novosti was the first newspaper to report on the story on May 19. The newspaper posted a picture of a nurse carrying a tray full of medicine to hand out to patients. This photo later spread to the internet.
According to RT, this appears to be a nurse working at an infectious disease hospital in Tula, the largest city in the Tula region, 193 km south of Moscow.
The person who shared the photo with Tulskie Novosti said that the patients in the room did not seem too concerned about the nurse’s special outfit even though sometimes there were 1-2 glimpses of the nurse.
A source also said that the nurse decided to choose such bold outfit because she was suffocated by wearing protective clothing all day. So she decided to take off the nurse outfit, but didn’t think the protective vest would reveal the bikini inside like that.
The story immediately became the topic of discussion in Russia, attracting the attention of local health officials. The regional health authority reprimanded the nurse for allegedly violating the uniform rules.
“Employees must abide by the requirements for protective gear and appearance,” the agency said.
While the nurse faced criticism, most public opinion showed sympathy and praise for her, according to RT.
“She did a great job. The truth is she risked her life and no one thanked her for that, ”one wrote.
Another opinion is that the nurse just wants to be more comfortable at work, not to show off, and this is the fault of the hospital management: “Why are people objecting? Nobody thought she was wearing that because of the heat! She showed that she couldn’t work in that state. ”
Russia is currently the second largest epidemic in the world with nearly 300,000 cases of Covid-19 and more than 2,800 people died from the disease.
According to Reuters