Rajiv “Raj” Jayarajah, the 43-year-old Melbourne, who was stranded in Bali after suddenly falling ill while on holiday has been evacuated to Gold Coast by Air Ambulance Australasia.
Andrew, Raj’s friend, who started a GoFundMe campaign said in a post:
“The air ambulance jet has now departed Gold Coast for Bali and plans to bring Raj home to Melbourne tomorrow for critical hospital care.”
Raj suffered a seizure in his hotel room that caused him to collapse resulting in a head injury and brain haemorrhage.
Raj’s friend Andrew told 7NEWS the medical episode was completely out of the blue.
“It just shocked everybody. It almost doesn’t seem real, to think that I’d literally seen him the day before, or two days before, we were hanging out.”
Raj’s 10-year-old son who was present in the hotel room at the time alerted the staff.
According to Andrew, Raj was taken to the hospital in critical condition and placed in an induced coma in the ICU.
“He has been put into an induced coma where they have been working with both Doctors in Bali and Australia to keep him alive and stable.”
Andrew started the funding campaign to cover the family’s medivac expenses and other costs which could be around $250,000.
“Your donations have, and will continue to be, so gratefully received and will be critically important to supporting Raj and his family in the long and difficult road ahead.”
The insurer now has agreed to cover all of Raj’s Bali hospital and travel costs, and will also be reimbursing the family the cost of his repatriation to Australia by Air Ambulance Australasia.