Swat, the former state, was given the status of a District in 1970. This District holds a central position in the northern belt of the Province, and has significance as an area of anthropological interests in the history of South East Asia. Swat is an extremely attractive place for tourist and it is aptly known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. Saidu Sharif, the former capital of Swat state, is the District Headquarter while adjoining Mingora is a commercial centre. The present Swat owes its grandeur and developments to the inputs by BADSHAH SAHIB AND WALI OF SWAT.
The population of Swat District is approximately 1.7 million. Since the historical announcement in October 1998 of the establishment of Saidu Medical College, on the floor of the Provincial Assembly, Saidu Medical College started functioning with enrolment of 50 students. The classes started on 28th of December 1998 in the Holy month of Ramzan. The College is housed in the old Paramedic School & Hostel, which have been completely overhauled, renovated and furnished. Hostel facilities for both male and female students are available. Peshawar University affiliation committee visited the college on 08th October 1999 and Saidu Medical College; Swat was approved for affiliation with the Peshawar University. The college is presently affiliated with the Khyber Medical University. Pakistan Medical & Dental Council has given recognition to the college.
The college has excellent professorial staff in pre-clinical and clinical departments. Many graduates of Saidu Medical College have passed FCPS in various specialties and are working all over Pakistan and abroad. The name of Saidu Medical College has been included in the WHO list of international Medical Colleges and the degree has been recognized in USA and UK Saidu Group of Teaching Hospitals is attached to Saidu Medical College, Swat with 500 beds for all the specialities. Saidu Medical College, Swat is being maintained by the Govt. of NWFP and is under the administrative control of Health Department.
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