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  • 15 January, 2024

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TM Module-2 in ICD-11

Recently ICD-11 was launched with the inclusion of Traditional Medicine Module 2.

ICD-11 International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision, the global standard for diagnostic health information.

  • Launched by – World Health Organisation (WHO).
  • Prepared by – WHO in collaboration with Ministry of AYUSH.

Aim - To modernize Ayush medicine by integrating it with global standards in India as well as across the world.

Inclusion of – Data and terminology relating to diseases based on Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Medicine.

Significance – It forms a link between traditional medicines with global standards and will expand India’s healthcare delivery system, research, Ayush insurance coverage, research & development, policy making system.

  • These codes can also be used to formulate future strategies to control various diseases in the society.

Future prospects – Ministry of Ayush will prepare public health strategy in future, based on ICD-11, Module 2 and will implement it nationally and internationally.

Importance of ICD-11

  • Legally mandated health data standard (WHO Constitution and Nomenclature Regulations).
  • Integration of terminology and classification.
  • End-to-end digital solution (API, tools, online and offline).
  • It is accessible to everybody with up-to-date scientific knowledge.
  • Comparable statistics and semantic interoperability for 150 years.
  • ICD-11 enables, for the 1st time, the counting of traditional medicine services and encounters.


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