Her mother has returned to work as a psychiatrist at the NHS and is currently on the front line of the coronavirus crisis.
And Rita Ora spoke candidly about her mother Vera Sahatciu’s current situation during a performance Additional, which she made via a video link on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old singer explained that she sees the impact of the global pandemic “firsthand” through her “hero” mom, 55, saying things were “hectic” and “crazy.”
Frank: Rita Ora admitted on Wednesday that seeing the corona virus crisis firsthand was ‘crazy’, but she gushed about ‘hero’ mother Vera returning to work during the pandemic
Rita said, “People are getting sick more than ever, especially the elderly. My mom was pushed forward.
“She’s actually a psychiatrist, which is why it doesn’t take her to rush into the emergency, so as you can see, they are so desperate for doctors of all kinds.”
Continuing to talk about how her mom relaxes after a hard day at work, Rita continued: “She comes home, takes off her clothes, jumps right in the shower. It is now a different way of life. ‘
Rita also volunteered for the NHS because it is’ nice to be able to help too ‘, although she said of her concerns:’I think every day is a risk for her … I get a little scared and say, “If you don’t feel like it, you can stay at home …”
What a hero: Rita’s mother Vera Sahatciu has returned to her previous role as a psychiatrist in an effort to help those struggling with their mental health in these difficult times
“As a doctor, she feels obliged to provide her services … I check in and say,” How are you feeling? Please keep your distance … “
“It’s scary, but to her she believes in God and faith … She really is a hero to me.”
This is after Rita revealed on Friday that she and her older sister Elena, 31, signed up to do their part in the fight against the pandemic.
Gushing: Rita said of her mother (pictured in July 2019) ‘She feels obligated as a doctor to provide her services … It’s scary, but for her she believes in God and faith … She’s truly a hero ‘
To talk with Hello! magazine earlier this week, the card topper called her parent a “superhero” because she returned to the frontline and said, “My mom has always been my hero, but this pandemic has frankly made her a superhero in my eyes.”
She gushed further: “She is so brave and has been through so much alone. But her generosity in helping others just confirms what I know my mom is capable of. I am so happy that the rest of the world is now seeing it too. ‘
Meanwhile, Rita described the role she and sister Elena will volunteer, saying that they will “deliver medical supplies, collect prescriptions, monitor the elderly, and call lonely and vulnerable members of the community.”
Vera added that while these are “challenging times” nothing will stop me from doing her job unless she is too sick to continue.
Meanwhile, Rita joined the nation in a symbolic Clap For Carers at 8pm Thursday night and filmed the moment for her Instagram Stories.
The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, was organized because “in these unprecedented times, the NHS should know that we are thankful,” said the organizers.
Last week, many took to the streets to applaud for the NHS only – but this week, the campaign was expanded to cheer on all the key workers who help fight the disease from all walks of life.
Rita stood out in tie-dyed loungewear as she carried a big smile on her face to take a moment for others in need and for her mother in particular.
Contributing: This is after Rita revealed on Friday that she and her older sister Elena, 31, signed up to do their part in the fight against the pandemic
In a podcast chat with Rita’s friend Vas J Morgan, 31, for @iamenough, Rita spoke about coming to work for the NHS when she came to the UK from Albania.
She said, “It was difficult because I couldn’t speak the language, but it gave me back my confidence.
“I was a professional woman as a mother and I think that complemented me as a person. So I was quite happy to achieve that.
“With a little work it is possible to achieve things.”
Vas asked Vera what it is like to be an NHS doctor working on the front line during the pandemic.
Help: Rita said the pair will “deliver medical supplies, collect prescriptions, monitor the elderly, and call lonely and vulnerable members of the community.”
She said, “It was actually quite a challenge. Just because you see that many services have been reconfigured, reorganized.
“Things have moved to different places where they are most needed. Working under those conditions was very challenging and very stressful. It is quite tiring.
“It’s something we’re trying to help and support.”
Vas also asked Vera how the pandemic will have affected people with mental health problems.
Support: Meanwhile, Rita joined the nation on Thursday night at 8pm in a symbolic Clap For Carers filming the moment for her Instagram Stories
What a woman: Meanwhile, Vas J Morgan spoke to Rita’s mom Vera for his @iamenough platform to ask her about her experiences returning to work on the frontline of the NHS.
She said, “I am aware that there are people who are already experiencing anxiety from the stress of the pandemic.
“This can be a trigger for some people, those with OCD or general anxiety or social anxiety, a phobia, a huge stress response.
“The symptoms have sometimes increased and you can see the impact that isolation has on everyone, especially people with existing mental health problems.
“Sometimes it is very difficult to cope in these very difficult times.”
She said, “Working under these conditions was very challenging and very stressful. It is quite tiring ‘
Making her return: Vera returned to the frontline of the NHS amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The care provider is a psychiatrist and former GP
Vera is a psychiatrist and former GP, but supports A&E employees in their fight against the influx of coronavirus cases.
She previously uploaded a video explaining her decision to return, urging her followers to stay at home to help stop the spread of the virus.
Vera flashed her NHS card and announced, “My name is Vera Ora and I am a psychiatrist.
“I’m going back to work tomorrow – I’m working with mental patients, but because of the pressure on the NHS, I’ll be asked to go to the frontline to help with the emergency room and other departments.
“It is a very dangerous time and not everyone is safe and will stay at home and we are overwhelmed with patients entering and putting everyone at risk.”
She added, “Please stay home and follow the guidelines so I can help, and anyone can help you be safe. I love you all. “
Worries: The doctor, who took to Instagram, uploaded a video explaining her decision to return while urging her followers to stay at home