Ministry of AYUSH has initiated efforts for centralised collection of morbidity statistics pertaining to various systems of medicine under the Ministry viz. Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. These have been made available on National AYUSH Morbidity and Standardized Terminologies Electronic Portal (NAMASTE Portal).
Comprehensive web-portal for Standardized Terminologies and National Morbidity Codes of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Systems of Medicine and WHO-ICD-10 and ICD-11.
Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (A-S-U) research councils have developed Morbidity Codes and Standard Terminologies of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine. For Homeopathy and Yoga & Naturopathy systems the International Classification of Diseases (ICD- 10/11 Codes) of World Health Organisation has been adopted for this purpose.
The portal provides Standardized Terminologies & Morbidity Codes for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems of medicine along with W.H.O ICD-10/11 codes meant for dual coding and morbidity reporting for Yoga, Naturopathy and Homoeopathy Systems.
The portal is meant for unambiguous reporting, electronic data submission through individual institutions and gradually moving towards adopting Electronic Health Records (E.H.R.).
These are being updated on a regular basis.
The NAMASTE portal can be accessed at http://namstp.ayush.gov.in/#/index
The usage of Morbidity codes and the portal has the potential to revolutionize morbidity statistics data collection and health care delivery reporting pertaining to AYUSH systems and bring to light the contribution of AYUSH systems to the health care delivery system of our country on real time basis and the benefits of sustaining such activity is expected to have positive bearing on future policy making.
Source : Ministry of AYUSH