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Nurse Nadia, 23, has won a wave of support, with demands for her hospital bosses to rescind disciplinary action against her.

Doctors and other medics claimed there were shortages of safe undergarments for use under protective gowns in coronavirus wards at Tula Regional Clinical Hospital. 

Head of Miss X lingerie brand Anastasia Yakusheva said: ‘We want the Tula nurse to become a model of our underwear brand.

‘We are ready to deliver several sets of exclusive new products for fitting, and in the future we plan to conclude an annual agreement with her.’  

A campaign was also launched against patients taking pictures of hospital staff in wards.

Two images showing the nurse wearing only lingerie under the see-through gown went viral. They were taken by a Covid-19 patient in a male ward.

The nurse, who studied at Ryazan State Medical University, was reprimanded for ‘non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing’.

She has so far not commented on the furore.

Earlier it was reported that she told hospital bosses she was ‘too hot’ wearing her protective gown, and did not realise how transparent it was.

Colleagues also 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.

Officials at Tula Hospital have said they will take disciplinary action against the nurse for violating uniform codes, without specifying what the punishment will be.

Male patients on the ward said they had ‘no complaints’ about the uniform, but admitted there was ‘some embarrassment’.  

‘Now she is under big stress,’ a colleague told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

‘She is in a state of shock and afraid of losing her job altogether.’

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