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.
"Why yes - yes there was", he recounted in the tweet.
It's unclear what medical issue the passenger was suffering from.
As Surgeon General, Dr. Adams oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which has approximately 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in almost 600 locations around the world to promote, protect and advance the health and safety of our nation and our world. Adams called the patient's spouse and explained the situation.
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The department of Health and Human services did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"Prior to takeoff, Delta flight 1827 from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta returned to the gate following a customer illness". As Surgeon General, Dr. Adams is committed to maintaining strong relationships with the public health community and forging new partnerships with non-traditional partners, including business and law enforcement.
This former Indiana State Health Commissioner was in the right place and the right time. He had also worked to tamp down panic in the United States over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Bernstein reported.
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.