Miss England to resume job as doctor to help fight coronavirus on the front-line:
Miss England and 24-year-old Indian-origin doctor, Bhasha Mukherjee, has returned to the UK after being stuck in India following the nation-wide lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak.
Dr Mukherjee, who worked as a junior doctor at a hospital in Lincolnshire, will now resume work as a frontline to assist the UK’s healthcare workers. Hailing from Derby, the beauty pageant winner had been carrying out overseas charity work when she was stuck in India.
“I was invited to Africa, to Turkey, then to India, Pakistan and several other Asian countries to be an ambassador for various charity work,” she told CNN
Whilst being stuck in India, Dr Mukherjee learned her former colleagues at Pilgrim Hospital in Lincolnshire were struggling to cope with the worsening situation.
Dr Mukherjee appealed to the British High Commission in Kolkata and was able to fly back home to England on Wednesday.
“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 added.
Dr Mukherjee will be self-isolating for two weeks before she resumes work as a doctor. “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,” she added.