May. 16, 2018 6:32 PM EDT
Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant later tweeted back: “Nice job, Dr. Adams!”