US surgeon general gives aid on plane


Adams was on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta to catch a connecting flight to Mississippi's capital city.

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.

The #USPHS to which he referred is the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps. Adams later reported that the patient was "doing well".

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

Thursday, Adams said he had the "good fortune" of being part of a team of individuals that responded on the flight, including two nurses.

After the patient woke up, Adams said it was best the plane return to the gate, and for the patient to be taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

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The surgeon general oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals.

The vice admiral, an anesthesiologist, was traveling to MS for a panel discussion on opioid abuse, ABC News reported.

Flight crew asked the cabin if there were any doctors on board to assist with a medical emergency.

Delta also responded to the tweet thanking Adams for volunteering to step in during the scary situation.

He previously served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017.