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Ayan Banerjee
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MediDoc: Update 6 - Search Medical Institutions

Medical Search

Today, I added the search medical institution page. This is the same as the search case page but, searches for medical institutions (hospitals, pharmacies, diagnosis centers). To implement this, the module django_simple_search is used.

from django_simple_search import search_filter

def search_medical(request):
    queries = request.GET.get('q')
    if queries is not None:
        search_fields = ['username', 'address', 'mobile_no', 'emergency_mobile', 'pin_code', 'other_info']
        split_queries = queries.split()
        users = None
        for query in split_queries:
            current_users = User.objects.filter(
                search_filter(search_fields, query),
                groups__name__in=['hospital', 'pharmacy', 'diagnosis_center'],
            if users is None:
                users = current_users
                users = users.union(current_users)
        return render(request, 'cases/search-medical.html', {'users': users, 'search_term': queries})
        return render(request, 'cases/search-medical.html')
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In short, the query string is passed via the URL (like I grab this query string using request.GET.get('q'). After that, it is split into multiple queries (for example, 'Hello World' will be split into 'Hello' and World and thus be two different queries). Then, I query the User model using search_filter for all the queries and at the end, they are unionized and passed to the template.

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This marks the end of all feature implementation I had in mind at the start of the hackathon. Let me know if you have any features that you would like to see in the web app! 😄

Try It Out

To try it out, please create a patient account here and a medical account here (note that admin has to approve the medical accounts, so please wait a bit or you can also use the admin account mentioned below!).

Alternatively, you can use the following demo medical accounts:

  • devto-hospital
  • devto-diag
  • devto-pharmacy

the patient account:

  • devto-patient

and the admin account:

  • devto

Password for all of them is: medidocpass@abc

I would love to hear your feedback! Let me know what you think in the comments.

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