Surgeon General Attends To Medical Emergency On Delta Flight

Surgeon General Attends To Medical Emergency On Delta Flight

Surgeon General Attends To Medical Emergency On Delta Flight

"I was glad to be able to assist!"

It's unclear what medical issue the passenger was suffering from.

It was a great example of being at the right place at the right time, when the US Surgeon General travelling in a flight got to assist a passenger who was in of medical help.

Dr. Adams tweeted Wednesday that he stepped up when the crew on his flight asked if there was a doctor on board to help the passenger. Adams called the patient's spouse and explained the situation. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Adams is expected to speak about the public health advisory Thursday, April 5, at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta. Adams and the cabin crew attended to the passenger who eventually regained consciousness, but Adams still determined that the passenger needed to be taken to a hospital so the plane went back to the gate where they were greeted by medics.

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams began his term as the 20 surgeon general of the United States in September of 2017.

The Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant also tweeted: "Nice job, Dr. Adams!"

The surgeon general has little power beyond the ability to call attention to serious public health problems and offer information and policy suggestions.

An anesthesiologist, Adams was previously Indiana's health commissioner, and in recent years is best known for his response to an HIV outbreak that left 181 people infected in a rural in county.

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