Surgeon General Jerome Adams aids medical emergency on flight

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"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. The airline said the flight had to return to the gate before takeoff due to a "customer illness".

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

The #USPHS to which he referred is the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps. Adams helped the passenger off the plane and telephoned their spouse with a recommendation to go to the hospital. He said the person is now doing well.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.

Delta responded to Adams tweet, thanking him for his service: "Hello, Wow!"

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The Delta flight took off from Fort Lauderdale at 5:14 p.m., about three hours after schedule.

That doctor happened to be U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Fox News reported. "Delta thanks the Surgeon General for volunteering his services in assisting this customer".

According to the Clarion-Ledger, Adams was flying to Jackson to visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center Thursday to discuss the opioid epidemic.

Gov. Phil Bryant said MS law enforcement officers have revived 43 people in the past nine months with naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid overdose.

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