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Miss England Returns To Work As A Doctor Amid The Pandemic | She "Knew I Could Help" And Wanted to Come Home Immediately

Miss England Returns To Work As A Doctor Amid The Pandemic | She "Knew I Could Help" And Wanted to Come Home Immediately

Bhasha Mukherjee learned about the situation at her old hospital and immediately decided to help.

First responders across the world are struggling to combat the deadly virus. Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee, who took a break from her career as a junior doctor, decided to go back and do her part. She rejoined the medical force amid the pandemic. 

According to CNN, the junior doctor, who won the beauty pageant in December 2019 had decided to take up the ambassador role of various charities and focus on humanitarian works until August 2020.



 

While being abroad, she learned that the situation was getting worse from her colleagues at her old hospital, the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston in eastern England. She learned that they were struggling with the rise in infected patients. The selfless woman immediately stepped up to help. She contacted the hospital management and told them that she wanted to join the workforce. 

Speaking to CNN, the 24-year-old said, "When you are doing all this humanitarian work abroad, you're still expected to put the crown on, get ready... look pretty. I wanted to come back home. I wanted to come and go straight to work." She said it was not right for her to wear the crown while people were dying across the world, even if it was for humanitarian reasons.



 

She added, "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. 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." On making the decision, Mukherjee who was in India contacted the British High Commission and flew back to England via Frankfurt.



 

After returning on 6 April 2020, Mukherjee has gone into isolation. According to CNN, the young doctor will be isolating herself for one or two weeks before joining the hospital. Mukherjee specialized in respiratory medicine, however, she said that doctors were currently placed wherever needed. “There’s no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need,” said Mukherjee.



 

Meanwhile, the number of infected people is rising daily in the UK. According to the World Health Organization, 47, 810 people are confirmed positive. About, 4,934 people have already lost their lives. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, infected with the virus was moved to the intensive care unit after his symptoms worsened, according to the BBC.

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References: 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/06/uk/miss-england-coronavirus-doctor-scli-intl-gbr/index.html
https://who.sprinklr.com/region/euro/country/gb
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52192604