Bhasha Mukherjee initially took a break from her junior doctor duties in the UK in order to compete in the Miss World pageant last December.
She became the ambassador of several charities and began to go on humanitarian trips around the world, including India for four weeks starting at the beginning of March.
Her philanthropic work was set to go on until August of 2020. However, she could no longer justify to herself being away from the UK during this deadly pandemic.
Bhasha Mukherjee, former colleagues had been messaging her about how bad the situation had gotten for them, according to the reports. Mukherjee, eager to help, called the hospital’s management to tell them she would like to come back to work.
“When you are doing all this humanitarian work abroad, you’re still expected to put the crown on, get ready… look pretty,” she said. “I wanted to come back home. I wanted to come and go straight to work.”
Bhasha Mukherjee, 24, from Derby, holds two different medical degrees, has an IQ of 146, making her officially a ‘genius’ and is fluent in five languages.
She was due to start her new job as a junior doctor in a hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire, just hours after the Miss England final ended on Thursday evening.
At the beginning of March, the 24-year-old had been in India for four weeks on behalf of Coventry Mercia Lions Club, a development and community charity for which she was ambassador. They visited schools with donations of stationery, and also gave money to a home for abandoned girls.
But as the coronavirus situation worsened back home in the UK, Bhasha 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.
Bhasha Mukherjee, who moved to the UK by way of Kolkata aged 9, is now in two weeks of self-isolation before she can get back to work. Her speciality is respiratory medicine. Mukherjee is self-isolating for one to two weeks until she can return to work as a doctor at the Pilgrim Hospital. She specializes in respiratory medicine but said doctors are currently being rotated to wherever they are needed.
the UK had recorded more than 48,000 cases of the novel coronavirus and nearly 5,000 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.