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Delivery of National Tuberculosis Control Programme is centred on domicillary treatment. However, hospitalization continues to be essential for emergencies and complications and management of patients with treatment failures. Ever increasing demand for hospitalistion and delay in securing admission due to long waiting lists required new approach and modified strategies. The experience of a large tuberculosis hospital in South India in effectively utilizing beds for the needy patients is reported.