US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta

US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta

The Trump administration's surgeon general, Jerome Adams, intervened on board a Delta Airlines flight Wednesday from Atlanta to Jackson, Miss., to help a passenger having a medical emergency.

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

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

United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams reportedly assisted flight attendants in a medical emergency on board a Delta flight Tuesday.

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.


Adams was on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta to catch a connecting flight to Mississippi's capital city. Adams called the patient's spouse and explained the situation.

The Delta cabin crew called out for help the passed out passenger and Adams, who was standing outside the flight along with two nurses, answered to the help call and stepped in to help the passenger.

The department of Health and Human services did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 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.

By training, Adams is an anaesthesiologist and was earlier a health commissioner in IN, before becoming the US Surgeon General.

According to the Clarion-Ledger, Adams was flying to Jackson to visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center Thursday to discuss the opioid epidemic.

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