Five portals on Ayush Sector launched, Stakeholders to be benefited

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Ayush Minister Kiren Rijiju (file pic)

New Delhi: At a virtual event,  Ayush Minister Kiren Rijiju has launched five important portals on Ayush Sector . All Ayush stakeholders will be benefited. On this occasion, four publications  related to the traditional Indian system of medicine were also released.

The portal CTRI,  has been jointly developed by ICMR and CCRAS under the Ministry of Ayush. Other four other portals have been developed by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS). These portal will further the cause of strengthening Ayurvedic Research, an official release said.

CTRI is a primary register of Clinical Trials under WHO’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) and creation of Ayurveda dataset in CTRI facilitates usages of Ayurveda terminologies to record clinical study meta data based on Ayurveda interventions. Until now the clinical trials in Ayurveda were dependent on terminology borrowed from modern medicine.

Now with the joint efforts of ICMR- National Institute of Medical Statistics and CCRAS, Ayurvedic terminology has become part of CTRI.

The key feature of this digital platform is the provision of selection of the Ayurveda Health conditions from drop down of 3866 Ayurveda morbidity codes incorporated from the NAMASTE portal (a portal developed by the AYUSH Ministry) in which morbidity statistics pertaining to Ayurveda has been classified according to International Classification of Diseases standards.

It means, now the information, results etc. of Ayurveda Clinical Trials will be available in Ayurvedic vocabulary in the clinical trials registry of India.

The four other portals that were launched  are AMAR, SAHI, e-MEDHA and RMIS. All of these are primarily developed by CCRAS while RMIS is a collaborative effort of ICMR and CCRAS.