Miss England returns to work as doctor in coronavirus fight
Former Miss England, Bhasha Mukherjee has returned to work as a doctor in the UK. She was in Kolkata, India, and decided to head back after hearing about her NHS colleagues working 13-hour days in the battle against coronavirus.
Mukherjee won Miss England in 2019.
The 24-year-old had taken a brief hiatus to pursue charity work across the world after representing England in the Miss World competition in 2019.
"I was invited to Africa, to Turkey, then to India, Pakistan and several other Asian countries to be an ambassador for various charity work," she told CNN.
She has a degree in respiratory medicine and stories of her colleagues at near-exhaution made her book the next flight home.
Mukherjee 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."
"There's no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need," she said.
The country has recorded more than 50,000 coronavirus cases.