The Trump administration’s surgeon general, Jerome Adams, intervened on board a Delta Airlines flight Wednesday from Atlanta to Jackson, Miss., to help a passenger having a medical emergency.
Adams tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he was “glad to be able to assist,” and said the unidentified patient was doing well.
On my @Delta flight to Jackson, Mississippi (by way of Atlanta), and they asked if there was a Doctor on board to help with a medical emergency- why yes- yes there was. Patient doing well and like a good #USPHS officer, I was glad to be able to assist! pic.twitter.com/N9HdY3py6G
– U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) May 16, 2018
President Trump nominated Adams to be surgeon general last year, after Adams previously served as Indiana’s state health commissioner. Adams was appointed to that position by Vice President Pence, who was then Indiana’s governor.
According to local news affiliate WAPT, Adams is heading to Mississippi to speak at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday, where he will address the Trump administration’s policies dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis.
The Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday’s incident.