Chile will ask advice from NASA to attend the trapped miners
Chilean Health Ministry will ask the NASA for advice to the implementation of efficient techniques in pursuit of maintaining the health condition of the 33 miners trapped in San Jose mine, 700 meters deep, in Atacama desert, and who, according to estimates, will not be rescued until 3 months.
The initiative of the trans-Andean country’s health portfolio refers that at this moment, the miners’ living conditions are similar to those experienced by astronauts in a space station. It is known that they eat food specially designed for this purpose.
The problem now is the hydration of the workers, for which the Ministry undertook a plan including tests to assess the oral tolerance to liquids, volume and duration of each dose.
The staff is already working in the mine with materials such as liquid nutrients, serum glucose, omeprazole, paracetamol, oral rehydration solution and balanced nutritional supplements, among others.