When a house or other place is quarantined because of contagious disease, the Board of Health shall provide food, fuel and all other necessities of life, including medical attendance, medicine and nurses when necessary, to all persons confined in such house or other place. The expenses so incurred, except those for disinfection, quarantine or other measures strictly for the protection of the public health, when. properly certified by the Clerk of the Board of Health, shall be paid by the person quarantined, Nvhen he is able to make such payment, and when he is not, shall be paid by the City.
(1969 Code Sec. 98.57)