The University is not responsible for students’ insurance against sickness or accident. However, it may be advisable for a student to insure against such risks unless the sponsor suggest otherwise. Also, consultation with a private medical practitioner is the students’ responsibility. Normally, if taken ill, students and member of staff and their families are treated at the University Dispensary, which is manned by a Medical Officer and qualified nurses. Emergency or complicated cases requiring a specialist’s attention are referred to Bugando Medical Centre. If a student is admitted at Bugando Medical Centre, meals are provided. Under no circumstances should the University be called upon to pay medical bills from any hospital or medical practitioner.