Migrant worker fighting for life with multiorgan failure

Migrant worker fighting for life with multiorgan failure

Appeal for donation at Givealittle

Venkat Raman, Auckland, May 29, 2019

Akhilesh Sharma

A migrant worker has suddenly taken ill and is fighting for life at the Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Unit at Auckland City Hospital, where he was admitted on Friday, May 25, 2019.

Twenty-Six year old Akhilesh Prakash Kadam is reported to have suddenly developed respiratory problem which required emergency intervention and mechanical life support and intensive care treatment.

He is reported to have suffered multiorgan failure including lungs, kidneys and heart and his condition is stated to be critical.

He was employed at the Auckland International Airport Office of the Compass Group.

Life-supporting systems

The Company’s Lounge Manager Carlos Delgado, said that Akhilesh is fully dependent on machines and ICU support.

“At this stage, it is difficult to predict how long Akhilesh would be in the Hospital or be treated within ICU,” he said.

Mr Delgado said that he and his Company are working with Immigration New Zealand and Indian High Commission to speed up the procedures for the arrival of Akhilesh’s father from his native Mumbai.

Akhilesh, who is not married, arrived in New Zealand in 2017 to pursue Level 8 course in Mechanical Engineering at AIT University. Following the completion of the course last year, he joined the Compass Group.

“We are extremely sorry that Akhilesh is so unwell. He did not have a medical history prior to his arrival in New Zealand. He is a very pleasant young man. We are all hoping that he would recover,” Mr Delgado said.

He said that he has created a Givealittle page for him. Please visit https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/akhilesh-needs-our-help


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