The Centre for Community and Rural Health Management in NISWASS was started in 1992 with an emphasis on providing community based primary health care in Kandhamal district. It makes provision for community based sustainable primary health care facility and family welfare services including reproductive health care in the region. The Centre alongside the aforementioned 10-Bedded Hospital is located at 3300 ft above sea level in a remote, inaccessible and tribal area of the district. It directly serves a population of 37,000, spread out in 103 villages of Daringbadi block of Kondhmal district primarily constituting the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (about 82% of the total population that the centre serves are SCs and STs). The Centre has direct linkages with government medical facilities of the Block, Sub-Division and District level Hospitals and other medical institutions of the District. Further, it has links with the nearby medical college and thus strengthens referral services in the region.