AGENCIES, London: Bhasha Mukherjee, who was crowned Miss England in August 2019, has returned to the UK to work as a doctor during the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
According to CNN, Bhasha, who represented England in the Miss World pageant, had taken a break as a junior doctor.
“I was invited to Africa, Turkey, India, Pakistan and several other Asian countries to be an ambassador for various charity work,” Mukherjee told CNN.
She was planning to take a break till August this year. However, after the novel coronavirus outbreak, she decided to come back to the UK from India. The decision came after the situation back home started worsening and her old colleagues at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston told her what they were going through.
She immediately contacted the hospital’s management team to let them know that she wanted to return to work.
“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.
Bhasha 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. There’s no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need.”