Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga said here on Monday that the discontinuation of the operation of two important specialised university hospitals is an alarm bell for the people.

Papariga said in a statement that much worse will come in the coming months and stressed that what is currently necessary is a counter-attack with all the political and social means.

"Things can go no further, it will be too late if the people do not decide to reverse this situation," she said.

Papariga is in Brussels to participate in the sessions of the paneuropean meeting of communist and labour parties in which 38 parties from 32 countries are taking part.