Most in U.S. think opioid abuse is not local — Surgeon general

18 May, 2018, 15:54 | Author: Salvatore Jensen
  • Most in U.S. think opioid abuse is not local — Surgeon general

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

Adams tweeted that a call went out requesting a doctor.

On Wednesday Jerome Adams, the USA surgeon general, tweeted that Delta staff on his flight to Jackson, Mississippi, asked if there was a doctor on board to assist in a medical emergency.

The United States surgeon general answered a call for help aboard a flight to Atlanta this week, he said.

Dr. Jerome Adams was aboard flight 1827 from Ft.




US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams attends show for Red Dress 2018 Collection Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom.

It is not clear at this time what the medical emergency was, but Delta released a statement which said Adams helped when hearing a passenger needed medical attention. Adams telephoned the passenger's spouse to explain the situation and helped escort the individual off the plane to medical personnel waiting at the gate.

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.

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

Delta airlines replied back to his tweet post and thanked him for 'volunteering as well as your service'.

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