ATLANTA – It was a great case to be in the right place at the right time when the US surgeon responded to calls for help on Wednesday evening on a Delta flight.
Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard the 1827 flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Jackson, Mississippi over Atlanta, as a passenger has lost consciousness on the runway before take-off, said a department of Health and Human Services spokesman 11Alive.
Airline personnel called for help, and Adams joined with two nurses to assess the passenger.
The passenger finally regained consciousness, but HHS staff said that Adams finally found it necessary to return to the gate and have the person examined at the hospital. He and the two nurses accompanied the passenger to the gate, where the medical staff was waiting.
The Surgeon General tweeted about his experience and said, "They asked if a doctor was on board to help with a medical emergency," he wrote. "Why yes ̵
Delta tweeted him back and thanked Adams for "volunteer work and service." Other Twitter users have also flooded his tweet with positive comments, saying he's in the right place at the right time.
But in the end, Adams said he was only doing his duty and "glad to be able to help"
Adams flew at the Clarion ledger on Thursday to Jackson to visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center to discuss the opioid epidemic.
The surgeon heads the Public Health Corps, a group of more than 6,700 uniformed officers Health experts
Adams, an anesthesiologist, was appointed president in June by President Donald Trump and confirmed by Congress in August. He took office on 5 September.
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