As the whole world is struggling with Coronavirus, there are some real-time heroes who are leading the way for humanity in this global crisis. Indian-British beauty pageant winner, who won the title of Miss England in 2019, is one of those.
While the world is in dire need of medical practitioners, Indian-British beauty pageant winner has decided to temporarily hang her crown to join back as a doctor.
Before taking a break from her career to participate in the Miss World pageant in December 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee was a junior doctor. After winning the pageant, the 24-year-old became an ambassador for many charities.
While she could have continued living a life of comfort, our real hero Mukherjee decided to quit her overseas charity work to return to England and help the patients.
“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, when she was informed of the terrible pandemic condition in the UK and her old hospital colleagues reached out to her about the same, she started reconsidering her decision to continue her work as ambassador.
Within no time, Mukherjee came up with the decision to join back her hospital and resume the role of a medical practitioner.
While expressing her feelings, this 24-YO told CNN that she didn’t feel right participating in humanitarian work while people were dying from the virus. And with her colleagues were struggling to control the situation.
“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. 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.”
She also said,
“There’s no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need.”
In order to take all the precautions, Mukherjee is self-isolating for two weeks before she resumes work. As her specialization lies in respiratory medicine, she could be a real-life savior.
Dr. Bhasha Mukherjee isn’t the only one, who has left the life of comfort to join the medical teams for saving the lives of people during these testing times. In the middle of a national emergency, Bollywood actress Shikha Malhotra has also joined the hospital to utilize her nursing skills to save lives.
At IFORHER, we admire such real heroes who are showing the world that real beauty lies in courage and kindness. Their determination to put their own lives at risk to save others needs to be celebrated and applauded.
We are so proud of you, nurse Shikha and Dr. Mukherjee!