Traditional Medicine Morbidity Codes of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Chapter in ICD 11
Recently, Traditional Medicine Morbidity Codes of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Chapter in International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 11 launched as Module 2.
- The data and terminology relating to diseases based on Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani systems will now be included in the ICD11 classification of WHO.
- This effort will lead to global uniformity in ASU (Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha) medicine as a code of vocabulary defining diseases.
- The Ministry of Ayush in collaboration with WHO has prepared a categorization of data and terminology related to diseases based on Ayush – Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani systems under the TM2 module of the ICD11 series.
- The Ministry of Ayush has already developed the Code for Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani Medicine through the National Ayush Morbidity and Standardized Electronic Portal (NAMSTE).
- The WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICDs) serves to classify diseases on a global scale.
- While the current global disease data primarily reflects healthcare practices diagnosed through modern biomedicine, there has been a need to incorporate data and terminology related to Ayush systems like Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani into the WHO ICD series.
- This effort will further strengthen and expand India’s public healthcare delivery system, research, Ayush insurance coverage, research and development, and policy-making systems.
- In addition, these codes will also be used in the formulation of future strategies to control various diseases in society.
- Many other member countries of the World Health Organization are also willing to implement a similar format to include the terminology of traditional medical diseases in the ICD.
- Under ICD-11, there will be an international coding of such terminology and the names and data of prevalent diseases of Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani Medicine will be notified in the code internationally through the TM 2 module.
Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI):
- It is an agency under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and serves as the WHO Collaboration Centre for ICD-related activities.
- It facilitates the collection and dissemination of data on various diseases and mortality.