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WHO releases medical module 2 under ICD 11, related to Ayurveda

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WHO releases traditional medicine module under ICD 11

Terminology defining diseases based on Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicine has been included in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) of the World Health Organization (WHO). AYUSH Ministry gave this information on Wednesday. The ministry said the terminology defining diseases in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicine has been indexed as a code. Ministry of AYUSH in collaboration with World Health Organization has prepared the classification of diseases used in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems under TM-2 module of ICD-11 series.

What is WHO’s ICD 11?

The ministry said that with the release of ICD 11, Traditional Medicine Module 2, preparations for its implementation have started. The ministry said in a statement, “Data and terminology related to diseases based on Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani medicine have been included in the WHO ICD-11 classification.” According to the statement, this classification was first approved by WHO and the Ministry of AYUSH. An agreement was also signed between. It said this effort will further strengthen and expand India’s healthcare delivery system, research, AYUSH insurance coverage, R&D, policy making system.

Apart from this, these codes can also be used to make future strategies to control various diseases in the society, according to the statement. According to this, Union Minister of State for AYUSH and Women and Child Development, Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai while releasing ICD-11, TM Module-2 at ‘India Habitat Centre’ said that AYUSH medicine will be integrated with global standards in India as well as across the world. There is a need to modernize. Dr. Radarico H. Ofrin, WHO Representative in India, said that the inclusion of traditional medical terminology in ICD-11 establishes a link between traditional medicine and global standards.

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