Bhasha Mukherjee was crowned Miss England in 2019 and went on to compete in the Miss World pageant in December 2019.
The 24-year-old is a junior doctor and was specializing in respiratory medicine before she took a break to participate in the Miss England pageant and wasn’t going to go back to medicine until later this year and focus on humanitarian work instead.
She was in India as an ambassador in India with Coventry Mercia Lions Club when news broke that the coronavirus situation was worsening back in the UK.
Mukherjee started receiving calls from her former colleagues at the hospital she used to work at and they asked her to come back to work.
With the situation worsening in the UK every day all personnel trained in healthcare are being looked at for help. Doctors and nurses are being placed regardless of their speciality wherever they are needed.
She felt the need to fly back to the UK and go back to work. Her country needed her right now.
“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?Bhasha Mukherjee
“There’s no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need,”
The world is going through a crisis that no one was prepared for. It’s incredible to see how essential workers are still putting their health and safety aside and continuing to work to save as many lives as they can without a thought about what other plans they had for this year.
Bhasha Mukherjee was able to return to the UK on April 6th and is self-isolating for 2 weeks before she can join the force again.