The most recent doctor to join the staff at the Assiniboine Valley Medical Centre in Kamsack is the son of medical doctors and the husband of a doctor.
Dr. Ade Mosuro, who had worked in a family practice and as an ophthalmologist, or eye surgeon, in Lagos, Nigeria, began practicing in Kamsack on July 2.
A native of Lagos, Mosuro, whose parents were both doctors, attended the University of Ibadan in Oyo State, graduating as a medical doctor in 1998. He then conducted a family practice while being trained in oph thalmology.
Mosuro came to Canada in September and lived until January with friends in Preeceville and then went to Melfort for his clinical field assessment, completing those requirements just prior to coming to Kamsack last month.
He and his wife, Bisi, who is also a medical doctor currently working towards her clinical fi eld assessment, were married in 2005. The couple has three children: Hameed and Hameedah, a son and daughter who are seven-year-old twins, and a son, Azeez, 4.
Asked why he decided to a become permanent resident of Canada, he said it was so that he could provide his children with better opportunities and to provide his wife and himself with better professional and economic opportunities than they would have had in Nigeria.
A soccer player while attending secondary school and university, Mosuro, a goal keeper, was known as “The Sparrow,” which is a reference to light, fast and agile skills he demonstrated on the pitch. He also enjoys playing pool, swimming, table tennis and watching movies.
Admitting life in Canada as being different from his lifestyle in Nigeria, Mosuro said that among the biggest differences of living in Saskatchewan as compared to Africa is that it is not nearly as busy, especially in Lagos, which is a large city.
“It’s peaceful and clean here,” he said. “And the people are nice.”