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Indian health workers take to ‘sugar baby’ dating due to wage cuts, low salaries, app claims

According to data by sugar dating app 'SeekingArrangement', Mumbai and Bengaluru made it to the top three cities with highest number of 'Sugar Babies' who were medical personnel.

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New Delhi: Dating app ‘SeekingArrangement’ has said there has been a “noticeable swell”  in Indian health workers joining the sugar dating app.

Sugar dating is an arrangement wherein a person receives money, gifts or other financial benefits in exchange for a relationship. The giver of said benefits is called a sugar daddy or sugar mommy, while the recipient is a sugar baby.

According to the data provided by the app, Mumbai and Bengaluru made it to the top three cities with the highest number of ‘Sugar Babies’ who were medical personnel.

Aside from these metros, other cities such as Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kolkata were part of the top 10 cities with the highest number of medical personnel who had signed up as ‘Sugar Babies’.


Also read: Mumbai is hotbed of sugar dating, Delhi close second — website says unemployment is reason


‘Sugar Daddies’ help with finance and mentor benefits

According to a statement by ‘SeekingArrangement’, some of the people from the healthcare sector who registered on the app said they had received financial assistance, mentor benefits and networking opportunities due to the wealthy ‘Sugar Daddies’ on the app.

One person said she even got a job at a very sought-after private hospital in Mumbai due to the connection of her ‘Sugar Daddy’.

Brandon Wade, the CEO and founder of ‘SeekingArrangement’, said, “2020 has been an interesting time for a dating app like ours; the more we see Covid-19 wrecking livelihoods, the sharper the rise in our member sign-ups and overall traffic generated on the site.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, several medical personnel in India have not received their salaries despite being on duty for hours to fight against the pandemic.

The central government told the Supreme Court in June that non-payment of salaries to health workers would be an offence. However, more than 80 per cent of newly graduated doctors in Kerala resigned due to wage cuts.

In Delhi’s Kasturba Hospital, nurses worked three months without any salary and recently protested against the administration, demanding wages.


Also read: Delhi HC rejects plea alleging authorities failure to provide PPEs to health workers


 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Thank for this article. It must be difficult to put up relevant articles in the face of Godi media’s irrelevant Prime time debates. We need more of this. 🙂

  2. Disgusting practise . How different is this from prostitution?? No difference really. Via prostitution also they can get “financial support” and “mentorship benefits”.

    Idiotic app needs to be banned. Perverts pay and reprobates volunteer to prostitite themselves!

  3. What’s the point of this ridiculous & meaningless article other than to malign the medical fraternity?
    Please write an article on the real issues which are the drug and prostitution trade and anti-national activities by prominent personalities from Bollywood.

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