Miss England 2019, Dr Bhasha Mukherjee has been raising funds for her second home, West Bengal, after the devastating result of the Cyclone Amphan, in between her shifts at a London COVID-19 hospital.

When the pandemic gained momentum in the month of April, 23-year-old Mukherjee joined in the fight against COVID-19. She started working as an NHS front line respiratory specialist at a COVID-19 hospital in England. Recently, she raised concerns for West Bengal and how the cyclone-affected city of Kolkata needs support to get back to normalcy. For the state’s welfare, the doctor with two degrees in medicine, who is also a social worker, is raising money with the help of video appeals.

I really feel for the homeless and those without secure housing facilities. So many houses razed, so many lives lost.

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“Yes, it has been heartbreaking for me seeing the images considering I was there less than two months ago myself. I really feel for the homeless and those without secure housing facilities. So many houses razed, so many lives lost. I urge everyone to join the forces and help however they can. I am doing the same in the UK. I am working with a charitable organisation to provide emergency aid for those worse affected by Amphan,” said the COVID-19 warrior in an interview to Times Now.

Key Takeaways:

  • Indo- British doctor and model Dr Bhasha Mukherjee dons many hats as she is in between her shifts in a London COVID-19 hospital and charity work
  • Having a Miss England crown, this Kolkata-born doctor is raising funds with the help of video appeals for lockdown and cyclone-affected people of West Bengal
  • I sincerely wish Sunderbans and Kolkata to heal faster: Bhasha Mukherjee

“This is a time to stand united”

Mukherjee moved to the UK with her parents when she was nine years old. Having the fondest memories in the city of Kolkata, Mukherjee says she can never turn her back in the time of crisis. “See Bengal has come forth time and again as a resilient force to be reckoned with, from the after-effects of the partition to the Bengal famine. This is a time to stand united and be generous and selfless and share between not just the rich and poor but the middle class and poor, and even the poor and poorer,” she added.

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Mukherjee was in India recently

This is a time to stand united and be generous and selfless and share between not just the rich and poor but the middle class and poor, and even the poor and poorer.

She visited India at the beginning of March for charitable duties this year, CNN reported. She was in several schools donating stationery and contributing money to a home for abandoned girls. Mukherjee has visited many other countries for the cause such as Africa, Turkey, Pakistan and several other Asian countries. But when the pandemic hit, she made the decision to rush back to the UK and join her healthcare colleagues at the Pilgrim Hospital in Eastern England that was facing a severe shortage of staff. “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 really wanted to join the task force right away,” she told the network.

Mukherjee graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in medical sciences. She has a second degree in medicine and surgery, has an IQ of 146 and can speak five languages. Mukherjee was crowned Miss England in 2019 and has represented the country at the 69th annual Miss World competition held in London in December last year.

Picture Credit: patrika.com

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