It was a great example of being at the right place at the right time, when the US Surgeon General travelling in a flight got to assist a passenger who was in of medical help.
As per the information from the surgeon general’s office, Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard the 1827 Delta flight from Atlanta to Jackson on Wednesday evening when a passenger lost consciousness on the tarmac, before the departure of the flight from the airport.
The Delta cabin crew called out for help for the passed out passenger and Adams, who was standing outside the flight along with two nurses, answered to the help call and stepped in to help the passenger. 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 and the two nurses accompanied the patient to the gate, where the medics were waiting.
The surgeon tweeted about the entire experience by writing, “They asked if there was a Doctor on board to help with a medical emergency. Why yes – yes there was.” He further wrote, “Patient doing well and like a good #USPHS officer, I was glad to be able to assist!”
Delta airlines replied back to his tweet post and thanked him for ‘volunteering as well as your service.’
However, Adams said that it was a part of his duty and he was glad to assist the passenger.
By training, Adams is an anaesthesiologist and was earlier a health commissioner in Indiana, before becoming the US Surgeon General.
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.