Surgeon General aided traveler with 'medical emergency' during flight

Surgeon General aided traveler with 'medical emergency' during flight

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams answered the call of duty Wednesday when a medical emergency broke out on a Delta flight bound for Jackson Mississippi.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

Last Wednesday, passengers on a Delta flight were waiting for the plane to take off at the Lauerdale-Hollywood International Airport when flight crew alerted of a medical emergency. Adams responded and the patient eventually regained consciousness, but Adams determined the passenger needed to go to a local hospital and the plane returned to the gate. Adams called the patient's spouse and explained the situation. "Why yes - yes there was".

In a tweet, Delta thanked Adams for his assistance. Fellow Twitter users also flooded his tweet with positive comments, saying he was in the right place at the right time. He or she oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, more than 6,600 uniformed public health-care personnel who work in various parts of the federal government. Fortunately, the U.S. Surgeon General was on board and was able to assist the flight crew with the patient.

Adams, an anesthesiologist, was nominated to the post in June by President Donald Trump and confirmed by Congress in August. He took office September 5.

According to the Jackson, Miss., Clarion Ledger, Adams was headed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson to discuss the opioid epidemic with a panel of experts and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R), who praised the doctor for his good deed.

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