Miss England stranded by coronavirus begs to return to her role as NHS doctor

A junior doctor and beauty queen is pleading with the UK government to help bring her home from India so she can help tackle coronavirus on the frontline of the NHS.

Miss England, Bhasha Mukherjee, is in India and unable to fly back to Britain since the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelled all flights out of the country.

The 24-year-old had been on a four-week humanitarian trip to India and is now trapped in the country.

She worked at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire, before her trip and now feels "guilty" about not being able to help her fellow NHS colleagues.

After getting on a flight to return to the UK from Delhi, Bhasha said she sat on the plane for four hours before passengers were told to get off.

Following this she travelled to Kolkata to self-isolate with her extended family, reports Daily Mail.

She said: "It was such an anxiety provoking situation. I thought how am I going to get home and back to work.

"There were hundreds of people just standing there in the airport with their bags desperately trying to get on a flight and leave. I was just sat on the floor crying.

"Everyone was crying, desperately trying to get home. I felt like a refugee I'm literally stuck in my room feeling completely useless."

After receiving emailed from the NHS asking workers to help out in the crisis, she said she was eager to come back and help.

She said: "It was last week that everything started to change very rapidly.

"I started getting emails from work asking me to return. I knew how badly I was needed so I emailed telling them I was willing to come back.

"I know this is a global pandemic, but I have no idea how to handle the situation."

Miss Mukherjee, who was born in India and moved to Derby when she was nine-years-old, started her role as a junior doctor last year in August after being crowned Miss England.

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