Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

US Surgeon General Assists Passenger on Delta Flight

US Surgeon General Assists Passenger on Delta Flight

Adams said he alerted the attendants that he was indeed a doctor and assisted in the medical emergency.

When the flight staff of Delta flight 1827 needed a doctor, they got one: The "nation's doctor".

US surgeon general Dr. Jerome Adams helped during a medical emergency on his Delta Air Lines flight, Wednesday, to Jackson, Mississippi.

"Why yes - yes there was", he recounted in the tweet.

Delta said in a statement Adams intervened when a passenger became ill. There is no word on what exactly caused the patient to lose consciousness or how he or she is now doing, but in Adams' tweet, he stated that the patient is doing well.

Adams was on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta to catch a connecting flight to Mississippi's capital city. Adams assisted the passenger out of the plane and even contacted the patient's spouse to relay what had happened. 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.

This former Indiana State Health Commissioner was in the right place and the right time. He had also worked to tamp down panic in the United States over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Bernstein reported.

Jerome Adams was en route to Jackson, Mississippi for a panel on the opioid epidemic when the incident occurred and tweeted about the experience afterward.

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