Portal on Ayurveda to be launched tomorrow

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Ayush Minister Kiren Rijiju (File Pic)

New Delhi: In a major push to highlight Ayurveda, the government will launch tomorrow a portal which facilitates usage of this system of medical care to record clinical study meta data.

The portal CTRI, jointly developed by ICMR and CCRAS under the Ministry of Ayush, will be launched by Ayush Minister Kiren Rijiju, an official release said here today.

The Minister will also launch four other portals, all developed by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS).

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 more portals that will also be launched tomorrow 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.