Berlusconi transferred from ICU to regular ward, family says

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who has chronic leukemia, has been transferred from an intensive care unit to a regular ward at a Milan hospital, where he is being treated for a lung infection, his brother was quoted as saying. the middle. Sunday.

“He’s fine, he’s out of intensive care,” Paolo Berlusconi told Milan’s Corriere della Sera daily before visiting his 86-year-old brother at San Raffaele hospital.

Italian news agency LaPresse also said the brother confirmed the transfer out of the ICU at the hospital, where he was admitted on April 5.

The hospital declined to comment on the report, but said it would issue a medical bulletin on Berlusconi’s condition on Monday.

Matteo Salvini, a former right-wing ally of Berlusconi and now a government minister, tweeted “Good luck Silvio my friend” and linked his wishes in the tweet to Corriere’s report.

Berlusconi was hospitalized for treatment of what his doctors said was a lung infection. During his hospitalization, his doctors, including his longtime personal doctor, publicly revealed that the three-time former prime minister has chronic leukemia.

In recent years, Berlusconi has also suffered from serious heart problems, and in 2020 he was admitted to the same hospital, in critical condition, for treatment for COVID-19.

His Forza Italia party, which he founded some 30 years ago, and Salvini’s anti-immigrant League, are junior partners in the government led by far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. Unlike Salvini, who is infrastructure and transport minister, Berlusconi has no government position.


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