The last members of the group of 13 from the “Wild Boars” soccer team were brought out of the flooded cave on Tuesday (July 10) night and taken by helicopter and then by road to a hospital about 70 km (45 miles) from the Tham Luang cave.
People outside the hospital wished a speedy recovery for the boys, who are in quarantine and will remain in hospital for seven days. Young school children in Chiang Rai also voiced their appreciation for the hundreds of rescuers and divers who helped get the boys out.
Inspector of Thailand’s Health Department, Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong informed about the ehalth of the boys: “When most of the boys were admitted in the beginning, they had high white blood cell count because of infections. So we gave them antibiotics. We are planning to scale back on the preventive medication, but we are still giving medicine to those who have lung infections for the next seven days. This is the period of time when we will need to take care of them. Their mental health is very good, maybe because they stayed together. Also, we need to admire the coach who took care of them well.”
The equipment used for the rescue can still be seen in and around the cave.
Thai officials are expected to release a detailed breakdown of the escape route and rescue mission to the public eventually.