Any doc­tor on board? US sur­geon gen­eral gives aid on plane

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - OBITUARIES -

JACK­SON, MISS. » When the call went out for a doc­tor on board, the U.S. sur­geon gen­eral says he gladly stepped in to help with a med­i­cal emer­gency on a com­mer­cial flight.

Dr. Jerome Adams says he gave as­sis­tance to some­one on a Delta Air Lines jet headed Wed­nes­day to Jack­son, Mis­sis­sippi.

Adams tweeted the call went out re­quest­ing a doc­tor. He didn’t give de­tails about the emer­gency, but says the per­son is now do­ing well and like a good pub­lic health ser­vice doc­tor, he was happy to as­sist.

A De­part­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices spokes­woman con­firmed the tweet came from Adams.

Adams, an anes­the­si­ol­o­gist, was trav­el­ing to Mis­sis­sippi ahead of pub­lic events Thurs­day, in­clud­ing a panel dis­cus­sion on opi­oid abuse.

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