US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta

US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta

Flight crew asked the cabin if there were any doctors on board to assist with a medical emergency.

United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams reportedly assisted flight attendants in a medical emergency on board a Delta flight Tuesday.

Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman, Kate Migliaccio-Grabill said, Adams and two nurses responded after a person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

More news: Panthers kicker Graham Gano weighs in on Laurel vs. Yanny debate

Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter said in an email statement that "Prior to takeoff, Delta flight 1827 from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta returned to the gate following a customer illness".

Adams was traveling to MS for a panel discussion on opioid abuse.

Delta airlines replied back to his tweet post and thanked him for 'volunteering as well as your service'. Dr. Adams, who started as surgeon general in September 2017, is an anesthesiologist, according to his official biography.

More news: European Union moves to shield European Union firms from USA sanctions against Iran

Delta also released a statement confirming that Adams intervened when a passenger became ill.

"The truth is, there are doctors, nurses and techs who step up each and every day to respond to emergencies on flights, and they ALL should be recognized and thanked", Adams wrote. "Thank you so much for sharing this with us".

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOregon governor to face state rep in November Ashford, Eastman neck and neck in Nebraska Dem primary Progressive pick Wild wins Dem primary for Pa. House seat MORE nominated Adams to be surgeon general previous year, after Adams previously served as Indiana's state health commissioner.

More news: 5000 turn up to greet Anwar at Padang Timur, PJ

Related Articles