CARLYLE - April 29 will be Dr. Ishpindersingh Ranu’s last day of employment at the Carlyle Medical Clinic.
He and his wife Sapna emigrated from India to Calgary in 2010. Ranu came from a farming family in a rural village, Jalan, in the province of Punjab.
In Alberta, he trained as a clinical medical assistant and in 2017 was recruited by the province of Saskatchewan through their Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) program.
He initially signed a three-year contract with the Town of Carlyle and his term was extended twice for 12-month terms.
Ranu has decided to reunite with his family on a full-time basis and is relocating to Calgary. His wife is a registered nurse at the Peter Lougheed Centre. Their 11-year-old son, Fateh Singh, enjoys playing hockey and folk dance Bhangra. Daughter Savreen is five and loves painting.
Ranu thoroughly enjoyed operating his practice in Carlyle for the past five years.
“In Saskatchewan, I was able to work at my own pace and I was pleased to be able to thoroughly connect with my clients. I prided myself in digging deeper into everyone’s ailments and often found underlying conditions that were going undetected.”
Overall, Ranu was generally satisfied with Saskatchewan’s health-care system. He enjoyed living in small-town Saskatchewan and the rural roots reminded him of his homeland. He has made a lot of friends along the way with memories he will cherish forever.
After returning to Calgary, Ranu plans on becoming an addiction specialist, treating those with acute drug and alcohol dependencies and problems. He is a voracious reader and is keenly interested in history, ethnicity and other human-interest matters. Ranu is looking forward to living full-time with his family and watching them grow and prosper together under one roof.
The Carlyle and District Lions Club, together with the Town of Carlyle, is planning a farewell celebration to take place April 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Happy Gang Club. Coffee and donuts will be served. Everyone is welcome.