Trump's Surgeon General Jumps Into Action In Medical Emergency On Delta Flight

Trump's Surgeon General Jumps Into Action In Medical Emergency On Delta Flight

On Wednesday, the "nation's doctor" Jerome Adams was awaiting take off on a Delta flight at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when the flight crew alerted the cabin to a medical emergency. He is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States.

Details about the emergency in the sky and the patient's condition were not immediately available. Neither the doctor nor the airline revealed what the passenger's medical issue was.

Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, says he assisted someone on a Delta Air Lines jet as he prepared to fly Wednesday to Jackson, Mississippi.

Evidently, the medical emergency was prompted by a passenger who suddenly lost consciousness.

Adams tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he was "glad to be able to assist", and said the unidentified patient was doing well.

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The passenger eventually regained consciousness, but HHS staff said Adams ultimately determined it was necessary to go back to the gate and have the person evaluated at the hospital.

It was not immediately clear what situation Adams was referring to and what happened on the flight.

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.

Adams was sworn into office as the U.S. Surgeon General in September 2017.

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