QUETTA - The international medical organisation Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) has expressed its concern over the blast, which occurred in Quetta Civil Hospital on Friday and termed it a clear violation of the neutrality of a hospital as well as causing the loss of human life. In a statement issued on Friday, MSF said it uses the Civil Hospital to refer pregnant women, newly born babies and injured people from Kuchlak and Chaman, where MSF medical teams provide health care free of charge. Hospitals should be respected as safe and neutral in order to guarantee access to medical treatment for everybody in need of care. They should under no circumstances be used to advance political, sectarian and military agendas. To ensure the neutrality and independence of our health facilities, MSF relies solely on private financial contributions to fund its activities in Pakistan and does not accept funding from any government, donor agency or from any military or politically affiliated group. Since 1998 Mdecins Sans Frontires/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been providing medical assistance to Pakistani nationals and Afghan refugees suffering from the effects of armed conflicts, poor access to health care and natural disasters. MSF volunteers currently provide free emergency medical and relief services in over a dozen locations in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa, FATA and in Balochistan province. In Balochistan, MSF provides medical care in Kuchlak, Chaman, Dera Murad Jamali, Mir Hassan, Sohbatpur and Usta Muhammad, including mother and child health care, surgery and nutrition programmes for children. In Pakistan, MSF is prepared to respond to emergencies with 750 national and international staff. MSF is an independent international medical organisation, providing emergency medical assistance to people in need. For the past 39 years, MSF medical teams have been providing medical aid to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural catastrophes or a lack of general health care in over 60 countries around the world including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Colombia, Uganda, Congo, Sudan among many other countries.