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US Surgeon General helps with medical emergency on flight to Jackson

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams testifies before the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill US Surgeon General helps with medical emergency on flight to Jackson
Samantha Long | 17 May, 2018, 09:42

When the call went out for a doctor on board, the U.S. Surgeon General says he gladly stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

"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", Adams tweeted along with a photo showing the smiling Surgeon General on the flight.

Last Wednesday, passengers on a Delta flight were waiting for the plane to take off at the Lauerdale-Hollywood International Airport when flight crew alerted of a medical emergency.

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The spokesperson said that the passenger regained consciousness, but Adams recommended the individual still be taken to a hospital. Adams called the patient's spouse and explained the situation.

Delta tweeted him back thanking Adams for "volunteering as well as your service".

Adams was sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence in September 2017.

After his visit to UMMC, Dr. Adams will visit the Harbor House Chemical Dependency Services in Byram to meet with staff who work daily to combat the opioid epidemic and residents of the facility who are there seeking help for addiction. As surgeon general, he oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals.

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