Trump's Surgeon General Jumps Into Action In Medical Emergency On Delta Flight

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

Dr. Adams intervened when a passenger became ill during the flight, Delta said in a statement to CNN.

United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams reportedly assisted flight attendants in a medical emergency on board a Delta flight Tuesday. Adams jumped up and said he was a doctor, and while the passenger did regain consciousness, Adams told the crew the plane needed to return to the gate so the passenger could go to the hospital.

Jerome Adams waits to be sworn in as the 20th US surgeon general by Vice President Pence in Washington on September 5, 2017.

In a tweet, Delta thanked Adams for his assistance. There is no word on what exactly caused the patient to lose consciousness or how he or she is now doing, but in Adams' tweet, he stated that the patient is doing well.

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It wasn't clear what the emergency involved, but Adams said the patient is now doing well.

Adams was flying to Jackson as he was scheduled to make a visit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday to carry on discussions on what all steps the federal government and administration are taking to deal with opioid crisis.

The surgeon general oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals.

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

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