Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee Hangs Crown To Fight COVID-19 As A Doctor

by Sanjana Shenoy
Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee Hangs Crown To Fight COVID-19 As A Doctor

Beauty pageants every year, crown several women with the utmost glory, be it Miss World, Miss Universe, etc. But these titles often leads to a life in glamour. It is ironic that most of the time, these contestants before winning the pageant speak so much of helping others but seldom their words transpire into action after the event. But we are here to tell you about one such beauty queen, who remained true to her words. She hung her crown to be of service in the army of doctors who are working tirelessly to save the world from this pandemic. That selfless woman is Miss England, Indian-origin, Bhasha Mukherjee who went back to her medical service to help cure coronavirus patients.

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What’s In It?

The contestant who got crowned Miss England in 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee has returned to the UK to continue her career as a doctor amidst this coronavirus pandemic. She had taken a career break as a junior doctor after competing for the Miss World pageant where she represented England. After winning the coveted crown, Bhasha was invited as an ambassador for several charities to different countries like Turkey, India, Pakistan and several countries in Asia and Africa. She had decided to keep aside her medical profession for charitable work until August 2020.

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Since March, this 24-year-old Miss England has been in India for four weeks with the Coventry Mercia Lions Club where they visited schools with donations of stationery and provided the capital to fund a home for abandoned girls. But as the coronavirus situation worsened at home, she received many calls from her former colleagues from her old hospital, the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, telling her about the dire situation. Bhasha then contacted the hospital’s management team to inform them about her decision to join work again.

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What’s More?

Speaking to CNN, Bhasha added that, “It felt wrong to be wearing the Miss England crown, even for humanitarian work while people around the world were dying from coronavirus and my colleagues were working so hard.” She further added, “I wanted to come back home. I wanted to come and go straight to work.” Bhasha, who was born in Kolkata and moved to England at the age of 9 years said that “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.”  There are many Elderly Heroes Who Sacrificed Their Lives By Donating Their Ventilators To Younger COVID-19 Patients

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And thus, Bhasha returned to the UK on Wednesday after working with the British High Commission in Kolkata to find a flight from India to Frankfurt and then to London. Currently, she is self- isolating for one to two weeks until she can return as a doctor at the Pilgrim Hospital. There she specializes in respiratory medicines but currently, doctors are rotated to wherever they are needed. We hope many such talented individuals stand up against this pandemic to support humanity’s war against coronavirus.