President Sebastian Pinera of Chile has met the 33 rescued miners at the hospital where they are recovering and announced a review of mine safety.
Speaking outside Copiapo Hospital, he promised that never again in Chile would people be allowed to work in such inhumane conditions. The president described the rescue of the men after more than two months trapped underground as "a miracle". At least two of the men are due to be discharged from hospital on Thursday.
Of the rest, several are receiving treatment for dental and eye problems, and two have the lung disease silicosis.
The rescue concluded earlier when Luis Urzua was brought to the surface.
Mr Urzua emerged to jubilant scenes at 2155 local time on Wednesday (0055 GMT on Thursday), ending a rescue operation of more than 22 hours.
As he left the capsule he was congratulated by President Pinera who met him again during a visit to Copiapo hospital on Thursday and told reporters of a conversation they had shortly after the mine superviser had finally been rescued.
The Chilean leader said that Luis Urzua's words had "touched my soul... when he said that this should never happen again".
Mr. Pinera said it was impossible to guarantee that Chile would never face such an accident in the future.