The Baney Research Center has its own medicinal oxygen plant

The Baney Research Center has its own medicinal oxygen plant to supply the Laboratory and the District Hospital. With this new plant, gaseous oxygen is produced on-site – for immediate use at the Research Center – avoiding the logistical process of having to stock up on gas cylinders in commercial plants. For greater safety of the facilities and the activities carried out, starting next week, it is also planned to start operating its own incineration plant.

Latest cutting edge technology
The Baney Research Center’s medical oxygen production facility features the latest state-of-the-art technology. The station fills the cylinders with high pressure oxygen gas for immediate use on site. In the event of power outages, the plant automatically uses its built-in liquid oxygen storage as a backup and the evaporated liquid oxygen flows as gaseous oxygen to the hospital.

When the power returns, the oxygen generator takes over the backup and the oxygen gas flows back directly to the hospital and the excess oxygen production is used to fill the storage. In case of higher consumption of gaseous oxygen, the storage will support the oxygen supply up to the required consumption.
In any case, the Baney Research Center has, in addition to the usual electrical power, a generator and a battery system that ensure 24-hour power supply.

Key piece in the transformation of the healthcare system
For greater security of the facilities and of the activities carried out at the Baney Research Center, next week, it is planned to start operating its own incineration plant for the destruction of organic hospital waste.

A series of actions that consolidate the fundamental role of the Baney Research Center not only in the leadership of medical research – highlighting its primary role in the fight against COVID-19 -, at the regional level, but also in the transformation of our sanitary system. “The Baney Research Center plays a key role in the transformation of the health system and in the improvement of the management of hospital and primary care structures, seeking greater transparency, efficiency, saving resources and focused on offering quality services to the population ”, declared the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba.

A path to excellence that has the support of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, the SANARIA company, the Swiss Institute of Tropical Medicine, the IFAKARA Health Institute and the oil companies Noble Energy, Marathon Oil, AMPCO, EGLNGE, among others.

Communication Office of the Vice Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Equatorial Guinea, Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba