As United Kingdom deadly coronavirus pandemic rages on,Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee has temporarily hung up her crown to return to her job as a junior doctor to help colleagues.
Bhasha Mukherjee have been touring the world to complete humanitarian work as part of her role as Miss England, but her trip was cut short so that she cold return to her job at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire, in April.
The 24 years old, Bhasha Mukherjee is a junior doctor for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom said, “I was invited to Africa, to Turkey, then to India, Pakistan and several other Asian countries to be an ambassador for various charity work,”
But as the coronavirus situation worsened back home in the UK, Mukherjee was getting messages from former colleagues at her old hospital, the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, eastern England, telling her how hard the situation was for them.
Mukherjee contacted the hospital’s management team to let them know that she wanted to return to work
She felt wrong to be wearing her Miss England crown, even for humanitarian work, while people around the world were dying from coronavirus and her colleagues were working so hard.
“Just the other day I met a patient in the middle of the night and she was in so much pain you could feel how much she was hurting just by looking at her.
“I held her hand just to let her know that I was there and to reassure her that she was going to be ok.
“It’s such a privilege to be able to do that, to be there in someone’s time of need.
“The patients are very thankful and grateful to us and my fellow staff members have commended me because I had the choice to not come back but I did.
“Technically I had until August off-work to complete my trip, so I probably would’ve put myself at a lot less risk if I had waited until then.
“But I came back in April instead when it was the peak of the pandemic.
“I know that I’m in the right place.
“At the minute I would rather be saving lives than be on the red carpet being Miss England because I can see how much I’m needed.
“It’s very humbling for me to feel that I can do something as simple as hold someone’s hand or caress their forehead when they are in pain.
“It just makes you realise that we take life for granted and it puts everything in perspective.”