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Sydney nurse accused of trying to poison his wife after stealing drugs from hospital

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A Sydney woman has spoken out after allegedly being poisoned by her husband of 19 years.

A Sydney woman has spoken out after allegedly being poisoned by her husband of 19 years.

Joykita Lata, 38, told 9News she was feeling "disgusted, shocked and stunned" after Ugendra Singh, 42, an intensive care nurse at Liverpool Hospital, was accused by police of giving her propofol, a sedative drug used in surgery and found in large doses in the body of singer Michael Jackson when he died.

The nurse allegedly claimed it was a saline drip.

She had complained of feeling dehydrated.

"It could have taken my life," Ms Lata said.

She was left disorientated and blacked out yesterday at their home in Hebersham in western Sydney.

When she confronted her husband, the pair allegedly had a violent argument, and in court today he admitted to slapping her across the face.

She called the police and was taken to Blacktown Hospital.

Mr Singh admitted taking the drugs and equipment from the hospital, where he has worked for 20 years.

He claims they were to remove pests from his property because he couldn't afford an exterminator. 

He says his wife administered the drugs herself.

Mr Singh was refused bail and is due to face court again next month.

Magistrate Janine Lacy told Penrith Local Court: "These allegations are of very disturbing nature – attempt to endanger life while she was feeling unwell within her own home."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-nurse-charged-with-attempting-to-poison-his-wife/ea0889a6-4c9f-40b6-9325-2f8736927d15

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