Belize is getting 5 new Smart and Green hospitals.

It's happening through the retrofitting of 5 of the country's existing hospitals now prepared to be better equipped to withstand natural disasters and function with as little waste as possible.

The Palm View Center was the first to be completed and it was launched today with great hopes for its upcoming role in rehabilitating those with mental illnesses. Here's more.

The other hospitals in the program are the San Ignacio hospital, the independence polyclinic, The Sebella Palma polyclinic, and the Cleopatra White polyclinic.