This Beauty Pageant Queen Is Trading Her Crown For Her Doctor Scrubs To Help Tackle Coronavirus Pandemic
Bhasha Mukherjee won Miss England back in 2019 and took a career break as a junior doctor. The beauty queen had resolved to hang up her scrubs and focus on humanitarian work until August after receiving an invite to be an ambassador for several charities.
Bhasha Mukherjee took a career break as a junior doctor after competing in the Miss World pageant in December 2019.
“I was invited to Africa, to Turkey, then to India, Pakistan and several other Asian countries to be an ambassador for various charity work,” Mukherjee told CNN in a recent interview.
Up until recently, the 24-year-old contestant winner had been living in India for four weeks on behalf of Coventry Mercia Lions Club. There she visited schools with donations and gave money to a home that supports abandoned girls. But according to CNN, as the coronavirus began to darken back in her home in the UK she began to receive messages from her former colleagues at her old hospital, the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. Their stories of battling the hardships that come with the coronavirus moved her and ultimately Mukherjee made the decision to return to work.
Mukherjee has spoken up about her decision citing the various deaths around the world for inspiration to get back to work.
“When you are doing all this humanitarian work abroad, you’re still expected to put the crown on, get ready… look pretty. But.. I wanted to come back home. I wanted to come and go straight to work,” Mukherjee explained to CNN. “I felt a sense of this is what I’d got this degree for and what better time to be part of this particular sector than now.”
Mukherjee returned to the UK on Wednesday after working with the British High Commission in Kolkata to fly from India to London
“It was incredible the way the whole world was celebrating all key workers, and I wanted to be one of those, and I knew I could help,” she said. “There’s no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need.”
Mukherjee says that she will self-isolate too.
As per requirements, Mukherjee will be in self-quarantine for two weeks until she returns back to work as a doctor at Pilgrim Hospital. As a practitioner in respiratory medicine, there is no doubt her presence as a physician is much needed during this time in which Coronavirus symptoms primarily come with chest and breathing issues.