U.S. surgeon general says he assisted in medical emergency on Delta flight


Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

The #USPHS to which he referred is the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps.

Adams and two nurses responded, said Kate Migliaccio-Grabill, a Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman. Adams assisted the passenger out of the plane and even contacted the patient's spouse to relay what had happened.

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

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The passenger eventually regained consciousness, but HHS staff said Adams ultimately determined it was necessary to go back to the gate and have the person evaluated at the hospital.

Delta said in a statement Adams intervened when a passenger became ill. "Why yes - yes there was". "Delta thanks the Surgeon General for volunteering his services in assisting this customer". Fellow Twitter users also flooded his tweet with positive comments, saying he was in the right place at the right time. Fortunately, the U.S. Surgeon General was on board and was able to assist the flight crew with the patient.

Jerome Adams waits to be sworn in as the 20th USA surgeon general by Vice President Pence in Washington on September 5, 2017.

According to local news affiliate WAPT, Adams is heading to Mississippi to speak at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday, where he will address the Trump administration's policies dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis.