On Saturday morning, President George Abela visited former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff, who is still in Intensive Therapy Unit at Mater Dei hospital after suffering a mild stroke on Thursday.
On Friday morning, Mintoff was visited by Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Archbishop Paul Cremona. Mintoff is still in the Intensive Therapy Unit in a critical but stable condition. It is reported that he is coming out of sedation and communicating. People are not being allowed in to visit him.
Former Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Dom Mintoff was hospitalised on Thursday afternoon. Mintoff, 94, is undergoing tests and remains under observation at Mater Dei Hospital. He fell ill at his Tarxien residence and was taken to hospital by ambulance. PL leader Joseph Muscat paid him a visit late on Thursday evening.
Mintoff remains a controversial figure for his role in Malta’s post-war politics. He split his party in two in 1949, steered Malta towards becoming a Republic in 1974 and the closing down of the British military base in 1979, and then as a backbencher brought down his own party in government in 1998.
Favourite Channel News reports in more detail:
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by MaltaMedia News -17 September 2010
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by MaltaMedia News -16 September 2010
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by MaltaMedia News -22 September 2010
- Mintoff expected out of ITU soon
by MaltaMedia News -21 September 2010
- Dom Mintoff leaves Mater Dei
by MaltaMedia News -28 September 2010