BANGKOK, Thailand July 10 (NNN-Bernama)The eight boys from "Mu Pa" (Wild Boar) football team rescued from Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai, would probably have to forget about attending 2018 World Cup Final in Moscow as "they need to stay in hospital. "
Thailand's Public Health permanent secretary Dr Jessada Chokdamrongsuk said, the eight who were rescued on Sunday and yesterday are in good health condition but need to stay in hospital for at least a week.
"The first four boys (rescued on Sunday) aged between 14 to 16 years-old had low temperature and two of them initially had Pneumonia but their condition have improved after receiving treatment and antibiotics. One of them also have cuts on his legs," he said in Chiang Rai today.
One of the boys from the second group aged between 12 to 14 years-old had slow heartbeat but his condition has returned to normal, he said.
The boys' blood sample had been sent to Bangkok for further analysis of any infection, said Jessada adding that, the boys who were currently hospitalised at the province's Prachanukroh Hospital would also receive psychology session, although they are "happy and occasionally laughing."
In a letter addressed to Football Association of Thailand (FAT) recently, FIFA's president Gianni Infantino extended an invitation to the 12 boys and their 25 year-old coach to attend the 2018 World Cup Final match at Luzhniki Stadium Moscow on June 15.
The attendance of the boys and the coach in the final match according to FIFA president's would "undoubtedly be a wonderful moment of communion and celebration."
The 12 boys and their coach, who are avid footballers had been trapped inside the flooded cave complex since July 23, asnd unable to move because of the rising waters due to heavy rain.
In a risky rescue operations driven by fear of incoming monsoon season and another round of heavy rain which could further flood the cave, eight of the boys were extricated on Sunday and yesterday, leaving another five still trapped inside the cave.
Attempts to rescue the last four boys and their coach, have begun at about 10am (local time) today with the rescue teams hoping that all would be safely brought out from the cave later this evening.--NNN-BERNAMA
Source: NAM News Network