A young Indian professional has died due to multiple organ failure on Wednesday, May 29 after suddenly falling ill earlier last week.
26-year-old Akhilesh Prakash Kadam, on Friday, May 24 suddenly developed a respiratory problem and was taken to Auckland City Hospital by the emergency services.
He was admitted in the Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Unit at the hospital where he was given mechanical life support.
Akhilesh hailed from Mumbai, India and came to New Zealand two years back in 2017 to pursue Level 8 course in Mechanical Engineering from AUT. After completing his course, Akhilesh started working with Compass Group. Akhilesh was employed at the Auckland International Airport Office of the company.
Akhilesh is reported to have suffered from multiple organ failure including lungs, kidneys, heart and his condition was said to be critical earlier this week, as reported by media.
Carlos Delgado, the Lounge Manager of the company Akhilesh worked for, said he was fully dependent on machines and ICU support.
On Wednesday night, May 29 he was lost the battle and was declared dead.
Mr Delgado told media that he and his company was working with the High Commission of India and Immigration New Zealand to speed up the procedure so that his father can travel from his native Mumbai to Auckland.
“We are extremely sorry that Akhilesh is no more. He did not have a medical history prior to his arrival in New Zealand. He was a very pleasant young man. We were all hoping that he would recover, but we are not fortunate,” Mr Delgado on the Givealittle page set up to raise funds for him and his family.
“The funds will be given to his parents to assist with their airfares from India to New Zealand, accommodation while they are here and any forthcoming bills to support him,” the Givealittle page added.
People who wish to support him can donate their funds here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/akhilesh-needs-our-help