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Any doctor on board? U.S. surgeon general gives aid on plane

Any doctor on board? U.S. surgeon general gives aid on plane

"They asked if there was a doctor on board to help with a medical emergency", Adams said in a tweet.

On Wednesday Jerome Adams, the USA surgeon general, tweeted that Delta staff on his flight to Jackson, Mississippi, asked if there was a doctor on board to assist in a medical emergency. "Why yes- yes there was", Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams later tweeted.

Adams, who was traveling to MS for public events, tweeted about the situation.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft. 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.

It wasn't clear what the emergency involved, but Adams said the patient is now doing well.

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The Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday's incident.

The spokesperson said that the passenger regained consciousness, but Adams recommended the individual still be taken to a hospital. He and the two nurses escorted the passenger to the gate, where medical staff were waiting.

This former Indiana State Health Commissioner was in the right place and the right time. We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as your service.

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


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