Surgeon General Jerome Adams helped in a medical emergency being onboard of Delta 1827 flight


“On my Delta flight to Jackson, Mississippi (by way of Atlanta), and they asked if there was a doctor on board to help with a medical emergency- why yes- yes there was. Patient doing well and like a good USPHS officer, I was glad to be able to assist!” he twitted after. 

A Delta flight on the ground

Delta Airlines tweeted back: “Hello, Wow! We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as your service. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. *HRO”.  Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant later tweeted: “Nice job, Dr. Adams!” The surgeon general oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals. He is an anesthesiologist. Adams was flying to Jackson to visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center Thursday to discuss the opioid epidemic and what steps the administration and federal government are taking to address it. The incident on flight 1827 from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta occurred  following a customer illness prior to takeoff. A person lost consciousness. After medical help The patient woke up and was sent to a hospital. Adams says the patient doing well and, like a good public health service doctor, he was happy to assist.


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