Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa was injured in a lift accident at a hospital in Kakinada town on Tuesday.
The minister sustained injuries on his legs when the lift wire snapped as he was getting down from the third floor of Sanjeevani Hospital.
A police constable and a photographer accompanying him were also injured.
The minister was treated at the same private hospital where he had gone to call on those affected by the carbon monoxide gas leak in a factory in East Godavari district.
He was leaving the hospital when the accident occurred.
Further details are awaited.