Surgeon general comes to aid of passenger on Delta flight

Adams gestures while speaking at an event with U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during a National African American History Month reception in Washington D.C. U.S. on Tuesday

"Prior to takeoff, Delta flight 1827 from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta returned to the gate following a customer illness".

US surgeon general Dr. Jerome Adams helped during a medical emergency on his Delta Air Lines flight, Wednesday, to Jackson, Mississippi. "Why yes- yes there was", Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams later tweeted.

Adams tweeted a call went out asking for a doctor, and he was happy to assist.

According to CNN, Delta Airlines said in a statement that once Adams realized the situation, he jumped into to help.

A Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman says a person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport
A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

Delta Air Lines has reached out to thank him for volunteering his services.

Dr. Adams will be at UMMC in Jackson Thursday to discuss the opioid epidemic and what steps the administration and federal government are taking to address it.

Adams, who has served as surgeon general since September of a year ago, is an anesthesiologist, according to his official biography. Adams and two nurses responded.

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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