GSIS’ Fernhill Campus Turns Into A Quarantine Facility

Although the Nilgiris was considered Covid-free till June 15, it has been witnessing a spike in numbers. To deal with the pandemic, the district administration has roped in as many as eight schools including GSIS to convert their campuses as a centre for asymptomatic patients. 

Once a summer palace of the Maharaja of Baroda, the 15-acre junior school campus of GSIS (Fernhill Campus) now functions as COVID-19 care centre that accommodates asymptomatic patients undergoing quarantine. While students are at home attending online classes, over 200 locals have used this as a quarantine facility. During this global crisis, we consider it our social responsibility to lend support. 

From this academic year, the junior school has been shifted to our new campus in Palada. Six dormitories and facilities including a medical inspection room at the Fernhill Campus have been handed over to the local administration since the first week of May. 

Other Community Initiatives During COVID-19

As a responsible educational institution, GSIS has contributed Rs. 2 lakhs to the Collector’s Covid Care Fund. We have also distributed over 2000 kg of provisions to the nearby villages during the lockdown period.

The school has also taken care of 370 migrant workers who were stranded during the lockdown by providing them with food and shelter for a couple of months until the district administration made arrangements for them to return to their respective homes.