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 Teaching Hospital, Saidu Sharif Swat consists of two wings which are 1.5 KM apart from each other. The Institution has 497 beds and further extension of 500 beds new building is near to completion. The catchment area is Malakand Division and parts of Kohistan District. This is the 5th Largest Hospital in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The Institution is accredited by College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) for imparting FCPS, MCPS Trainings and House Job in various specialties.