Former Miss England Resumes Her Career As A Doctor; Irish PM Returns To Medicine

You must have read many newspaper stories highlighting the heroism and plight of frontline health workers fighting the COVID-19. With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, the doctors, nurses and health workers have been working overtime to ensure that those affected get timely treatment.

They are really incredible people. They are real heroes, as former Pakistan skipper and current bowling coach Waqar Younis said to his wife and the rest of the team. Taking to Twitter, Waqar wrote: “Scary feeling when @DrFaryalWaqar leaves for the hospital in the morning but also very Satisfied when she returns.. I can PROUDLY say my wife is a HERO.. Keep fighting girl #EmergencyPhysician #Corvid_19.”

The real heroes on the front lines of this battle are the doctors, nurses, hospital workers, first responders, medical researchers or other healthcare professionals risking his/her own safety to take care of the victims of this microscopic menace.

When so many health professionals are risking their lives how can a former beauty queen who also happens to be a doctor can spend the entire day sitting idle, doing nothing for fellow human being?

It is not a time for politics. Hence,  Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has decided to re-registered himself as a doctor.

Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee Resumes Work As Doctor Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Miss England 2019, Bhasha Mukherjee, has resumed her career as a doctor amid the coronavirus crisis. Ms Mukherjee, who was in India for a humanitarian trip, returned to the UK to continue her work as a doctor as coronavirus cases surged across the globe.

Bhasha Mukherjee took a career break as a junior doctor after competing in the Miss World pageant in December 2019. Mukherjee represented England at the pageant after winning Miss England.

Born in Kolkata, Bhasha Mukherjee was crowned Miss England in August last year. She had initially decided to take a break from her medical career to focus on charity work after winning the crown – until the coronavirus pandemic changed her decision.

Laura Benson Reports to Work Again

Laura Benson retired from nursing in 2018, but this week she reported for work again in New Rochelle, New York, where the first cluster of COVID-19 cases occurred a few short weeks ago.

“Nurses are used to giving of themselves,” she said. “If there’s not enough people, you just do it.”

With more than 39,000 confirmed cases, New York is now the epicenter in the U.S. of the novel coronavirus outbreak, accounting for almost half of the more than 85,500 cases nationwide as of late Thursday evening.

Benson, 60, is working for the county health department. A nurse practitioner with a specialty in oncology, she spent 20 years at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center in the Bronx. She eventually retired from a job at a medical device company, where she worked with patients who have brain tumors. She also teaches nursing students at a community college.

Irish prime minister Registers Himself as a Doctor

The Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has re-registered as a doctor with the country’s health service and will work one shift a week to assist during the coronavirus outbreak.

Mr Varadkar was a practising doctor for seven years, working as a junior doctor in St James’s Hospital and Connolly Hospital in Dublin before becoming a politician.

Following the outbreak in Ireland the taoiseach rejoined the medical register, which he was removed from in 2013.

Mr Varadkar offered his services to Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) for “one session a week in areas that are within his scope of practice”, according to his office.

“Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way,” the spokesman added.

 

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