Surgeon General Attends To Medical Emergency On Delta Flight

Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a National African American History Month reception hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington

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On Wednesday, Jerome Adams, the USA surgeon general, tweeted that Delta staff on his flight to Jackson, Miss., asked if there was a doctor on board to assist in a medical emergency.

Adams was on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta to catch a connecting flight to Mississippi's capital city.

Flight staff called for help, and Adams, along with two nurses, stepped in to help evaluate the passenger. He said the person is now doing well.

Shortly after Dr. Adams posted the selfie, in which it appears he is still on board the plane, Delta replied - thanking him for volunteering, for his service, and for sharing the news.

It is not clear at this time what the medical emergency was, but Delta released a statement which said Adams helped when hearing a passenger needed medical attention.

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Adams tweeted a call went out asking for a doctor, and he was happy to assist. Fellow Twitter users also flooded his tweet with positive comments, saying he was in the right place at the right time.

Thursday, Adams said he had the "good fortune" of being part of a team of individuals that responded on the flight, including two nurses.

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.

Jerome Adams was en route to Jackson, Mississippi for a panel on the opioid epidemic when the incident occurred and tweeted about the experience afterward.

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

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