US Surgeon General helps with medical emergency on flight to Jackson

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams testifies before the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill

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The nation's surgeon general came to the rescue Wednesday of a sick passenger on a flight from Atlanta to Jackson, Miss. - answering a call if there was a doctor in the house with a buoyant, "why yes". Adams, who has served as surgeon general since September 2017, tweeted that he was "glad to be able to assist".

"Hello, Wow! We certainly thank you for volunteering as well as your service".

Delta also responded to the tweet thanking Adams for volunteering to step in during the scary situation. "Thank you so much for sharing this with us".

Adams, an anesthesiologist, was headed to Jackson to take part in a panel discussion Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center about opioid abuse.

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.

Details about the emergency in the sky and the patient's condition were not immediately available.

Among the expressions of congratulatory appreciation for the doctor was Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.

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