Berlusconi set for Swiss clinic

21st December 2009, Comments 0 comments

Swiss newspaper Le Matin says Berlusconi may receive treatment in a Gravesano clinic.

Geneva -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may receive follow-up treatment at a Swiss clinic for the facial injuries he suffered in an attack, a Swiss newspaper reported Thursday.

"The Italian prime minister should arrive here in the Ars Medica private clinic at Gravesano," Carlo Zoppi, mayor of the southern Swiss village, was quoted as saying by Le Matin. "He should be arriving in the coming days."

Neither the mayor nor his office could be reached Thursday.

However the Swiss news agency ATS quoted Zoppi as saying that he had overheard a conversation among clinic employees at a local bar.

Jerome Puginier, head of communication of the Sarra Group, which owns the Ars Medica clinic, declined to comment, invoking the right to privacy for patients, ATS reported.

The clinic in Italian-speaking Switzerland has plastic surgery and orthopaedic wards, according to its website, and is close to the Italian border.

Berlusconi reportedly has undergone cosmetic surgery there before.

Berlusconi left hospital in Milan on Thursday after suffering a broken nose and severe cuts to his face when a man hit him with a souvenir model of Milan cathedral.

The 73-year-old prime minister was wearing a small bandage on his nose and a large compress on his left cheek as he was driven away from the hospital.

AFP / Expatica

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