Business magnate and former Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi it remains joined in the intensive care unit of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan (north) with forecast stablealthough has asked to return homeaccording to media collected by sources from the Italian agency ANSA.
Since his admission, last Wednesday, the doctors have only published a medical report confirming that Berlusconi, 86, suffers from leukemia for a while and is hospitalized to treat “a lung infection”but they have no intention of sharing another newsletter update this Saturday.
Therefore, Italy speculates on the state of health of the three-time prime minister, while the local press quotes sources close to him who say that he is responding well to treatment and is increasingly receiving longer visits.
Yesterday, Friday, he called the director of the newspaper the dailyAugusto Minzolini, to whom he assured: “It’s hard, but I’ll get out of this”.
“I have always managed to get out of difficult and delicate situations,” he added in the phone call, according to the newspaper editorial.
For his part, the coordinator of the Forza Italia party and Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajaniacknowledged that Berlusconi would have liked to return home but admitted that he needs to continue under medical observation.
In the last hours he has also received a visit from his friend and political partner Gianni Letta: “He is better than you think,” he told the journalists who stand guard outside the hospital.
Berlusconi, 86, was admitted last Wednesday and this Thursday a medical report was issued in which it was confirmed that he has suffered “for a long time a chronic myelomonocytic leukemia”, treated with a chemotherapy light because it has worsened in recent months and is hospitalized “to treat a lung infection.”
Outside the hospital a banner has been placed: “Come on, Silvio, Monza is with you”, signed by the fans of the football club that he owns.
During his entry, Berlusconi has also called on the leaders of his party and allies in the Government, such as the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloniand the Vice President and Minister of Infrastructures, Matteo Salvini.
In the hospital he is also accompanied by his family and has received the president of his media empire, mediaset, Fedele Confalonieriwho pointed out: “There is concern but we are optimistic”
Berlusconi had already been hospitalized at San Raffaele last week for what were described as “medical checks”, but his conditions were not considered worrying. Over the years, Berlusconi has lived successive hospitalizations: one of the most recent, in January 2022, was necessary due to a urinary infection.
The tycoon, who entered politics in 1994, served as prime minister for a total of nine years between that year and 2011, and dominated his country’s politics for two decades, despite sex scandals and lawsuits that tarnished his image. Known as “the immortal” for his long career, he is currently senator.
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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