Miss England Returns to Being a Doctor to Battle Covid-19
April 8, 2020
Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee who is of Indian descent has returned to England to continue her work as a doctor to help fight the coronavirus. She had planned to focus on humanitarian work since she was crowned Miss England, but Mukherjee has more important things to do….like save your life.
Bhasha told CNN in an interview: “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 was a junior doctor specializing in respiratory medicine before competing in beauty pageants. Mukherjee was originally born in Kolkata, India and moved to Derby, England with her family when she was 9-years-old.
The 24-year-old model and doctor had been in India for the last four weeks doing charity work for various schools and helping abandoned girls. However, as the coronavirus situation got worse in England, Mukherjee decided to contact her former place of work at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, England when she started hearing more dire news from her former colleagues. “When I heard that I felt so guilty…I really wanted to back to work,” she told The Sun.
“I’m not belittling the work, the charity work that I was doing, but in a way, you know, this is what I’ve been trained to do, so I wanted to come back and do that,” Mukherjee continued.