Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
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United States surgeon general says he assisted in medical emergency on Delta flight

United States surgeon general says he assisted in medical emergency on Delta flight

He had also worked to tamp down panic in the United States over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Bernstein reported.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft. He says the patient is doing well.

Adams and two nurses responded, said Kate Migliaccio-Grabill, a Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman.

The U.S. Surgeon General responded to a medical emergency onboard a Delta flight on Thursday. Although Adams was successful in regaining the consciousness of the passenger, he thought that it would be necessary to take the passenger back to the gate and get the patient evaluated at the hospital. Adams said he alerted the attendants that he was indeed a doctor and assisted in the medical emergency. Adams telephoned the passenger's spouse to explain the situation and helped escort the individual off the plane to medical personnel waiting at the gate.


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

According to the Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion Ledger, Adams was headed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson to discuss the opioid epidemic with a panel of experts and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who praised the doctor for his good deed.

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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