Retired Doctors Are Returning to Work to Help Fight Against COVID-19

Doctors all over the world are vowing to return to their professions to help fight the good fight against the ongoing battle with the deadly Coronavirus.

Miss England, Bhasha Mukherjee, who was crowned “Miss England” last year will soon be back to work as a doctor as the coronavirus outbreak spreads in the UK, a report said Monday

“There’s no better time for me to be Miss England and helping England at a time of need,” she said. Mukherjee, who was raised in England after emigrating from India with her family when she was 9, added that she studied medicine for times like this.

Leo Varadkar, the Irish Prime Minister, has also rejoined the country’s medical register and will begin working one shift a week, as the country grapples with a growing COVID-19 outbreak. He will assist in conducting phone assessments of people who may have been exposed to COVID-19, joining his parents, sisters and partner who all work for health services.

Varadkar worked as a junior doctor in Dublin for seven years before turning to politics

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. The US is now the epicentre of the pandemic. Anticipating a severe shortage of medical personnel to treat the influx of sick patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials put out a call for retired doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to dust off their scrubs and return to work. By Thursday, 52,000 people had responded.

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Such is the case all over the world, where retired doctors and nurses are rejoining their hospitals to assist with all things Coronavirus. While the situation is dire, it is heartwarming to see medical professionals all over the world answering the call for help from their governments, or willingly volunteering their services without being asked.

If nothing else, at least humanity is shining through these tough times.

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