ELLAH ABAD - The first dengue case was reported here in Ellah Abad the other day. According to the reports, 27-year-old Muhammad Ashiq, son of Shafi Muhammad, a resident of Arzani Pur, a suburban area of Ellah Abad, has been diagnosed with dengue fever and has been referred to Jinnah Hospital Lahore where he is going under treatment. Following the detection of the dengue case, villagers have called on the higher authorities to ensure effective fumigation in U/C Bhagiwall without further delay to check the spread of the fatal disease. The villagers alleged the TMA Chunian staff of difference and negligence, saying that the TMA had not carried out any spray in the area which was a matter of great concern for the people. They were of the view that in Ellah Abad rainwater accumulated at different place due to the absence of effective sewerage system, especially Kanganpur Road presents the look of a pond after every rain which provide breeding ground for mosquito. They urged the district authorities to take stock of the situation and initiate effective fumigation in the area. Meanwhile, the body of a newly-borne baby was recovered from sugarcane crop adjacent to Ellah Abad Hospital. The police have launched investigation into the matter.