With the exception of one miner on a course of antibiotics to fight off the early stages of pneumonia, the miners rescued in Chile this week are all in good health after their two- month underground ordeal, doctors said Thursday, DPA reported
The other 32 miners are all in good health, said doctors at the hospital in Copiapo, about 800 kilometres north of the capital of Santiago. The men were taken to the hospital immediately after their rescue on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The men, who were trapped more than 600 metres below ground since a mine collapse in August, are all experiencing heightened stress after their ordeal. But doctors said they are coping well.
Some are also suffering from minor ailments, such as skin problems. Most are having vision problems ranging from minor to medium-level as they readjust to daylight. All are wearing sunglasses and some have requested reading glasses.
The hospital is thronged by journalists from around the world. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is expected to make a visit later, while relatives of the miners are to visit sometime in the afternoon